Our selection of cultural things to do in Belgium this week. See you there!
Photography: Peter Lindbergh at Espace Vanderborght
Runs until 14 May Brussels
German-born Peter Lindbergh is one of the most celebrated and influential fashion and portrait photographers in history, taking part in launching the age of the supermodel in the 90s with his iconic images of Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and the likes. “Untold Stories” gathers 152 photographs from his vast archive spanning his entire career, ranging from iconic works for famous magazines to previously unpublished images. Lindbergh himself spent two years selecting the photographs for this exhibition, which he sadly never got to experience himself.
Music meets art: Soirée Rayon at Atelier 210
Thursday, 2 March, 19h30 Brussels
Atelier 210 and Argos have teamed up for a new exciting series bringing together music and visual arts. This Thursday sees the second edition of Soirée Rayon, with a diverse program that focuses on a selection of five short films revealing a heavy music angle. Expect a sensual video clip made for Jarboe, singer of Swans, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker investigated by Eric Pauwels, and much more. Tickets over here.
Opening: Leander Schönweger at Lichtekooi
Saturday, 4 March, 19-22h00 Antwerp
With “Getting Better”, Italian artist Leander Schönweger, based in Brussels and Vienna, presents a new in-situ installation. In his work he deals with humankind’s relationship to its surroundings, both on an architectural and social level. Accordingly, the viewer plays a major role in his exhibitions, highlighting their direct response to architectural structures, conventions, deceptions, power structures and dynamics. On view at Antwerp’s Lichtekooi art space until 22 April.
Opening weekend: Mercerie
From 2 to 4 March, 17-2h00 Brussels
Launching a new project, especially one in a building that’s been out of use for about 50 years, can be challenging. But Mercerie‘s makers persevered, and after “a Kafkaesque struggle with permits and authorities”, you’re invited to a banging opening weekend, featuring an exhibition, The Haberdashery Show, that attempts to reveal the uniqueness , history and decay of this industrial heritage building while giving a platform to emerging Brussels artists. There’ll also be music and dancing in this big new playground that embraces experimentation, inclusiveness, and non-binary thinking.
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Exhibition: Sub terra at La Maison des Arts
Runs until 14 May Brussels
The group show “Sub terra” at La Maison des Arts in Schaerbeek dives under the surface of the earth, both literally and figuratively. The artists touch upon archeology, funeral rites, exploitation of natural resources, and more, and the artworks by Diana Scherer, for example, are created in the ground in a harmonious relationship with nature. Including works by Tatiana Bohm, Loup Lejeune, Lucien Pelen, and many others.