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Group expo: Inhabited by Objects at CAB

Until 25 December Brussels

cabFrench metal artisan and self-taught architect and designer Jean Prouvé, today a major reference in the field, is best remembered for his pioneering role in the pre-fabricated housing movement. CAB’s fascinating group expo shows Belgian and international artists opening up a dialogue with his 6x6m demountable house, produced in 1944 and based on his signature portal frame principle.

Launch I: Quai 10

Wednesday, 30 November, 16h00 Charleroi

quai-10Despite its difficult image, Charleroi is no wasteland when it comes to arts and culture in Belgium. This week you’r invited to check out the city’s brand new cultural center dedicated to the interactive and animated image: Quai 10.  It features no less than 5 screening halls,  a gaming section and even a cafe. At the opening you can discover the latest movie of Belgian filmmaker Marion Hänsel, “En amont du fleuve”, in the presence of the director and her team!

Launch II: Superbien concept store

Saturday, 3 December, 17-22h00 Louvain-la-Neuve


It’s about time: Louvain-la-Neuve is finally getting its own concept store focusing on all things interior, and more: Superbien. And indeed, the selection is “super bien”: you’ll find vinyls, furniture and all kinds of deco objects with a Scandinavian touch. Come to the opening party this week and get your hands on free goodies and the delicious cupcakes from CUP’INN!

Opening: Winter show at Atelier Relief

Friday, 2 December, 19-23h00 Brussels


Atelier Relief, a fairly new Brussels gallery thought up by art passionates Farid Issa and Thomas Erber that is located in a stunning town house, kick off its winter exhibition this week: a fascinating group expo putting photography in its center that brings together Gilles Compain, Andrea Massari, Adam Franzino, and others.

Film meets music: Saints at Het Bos

Thursday, 1 December, 20h15 Antwerp

saints-documentary“Saints”, a documentary film by Belgium-based director Dieter Deswarte, is an exploration of isolation. Shot on the remote island of Saint Helena, a five-day boat journey away from the nearest mainland, it shows how the construction of the long awaited airport impacts the local community. The exotic and gently paced soundtrack was provided by Antwerp electronic producer Hiele, a perfect fit for the project. At Het Bos you can experience both at the same time: the screening is accompanied with a live performance by the composer together with clarinettist Valgerður Sigurðardóttir. What’s more: Antwerp food collective Otark will mix cocktails. So stop by to watch, sip & listen!

Art night: Museumnacht Gent

Thursday, 1 December, 18h00 Ghent

museumnachtThis Thursday it’s time again for Ghent’s annnual museum night, when the city’s museums and galleries open their doors to the public till after midnight, while numerous art spaces and cultural hotspots put on special events and activities. If you’re still fit after this art marathon, don’t miss the after party at Vooruit Café with We Are Prostitutes and the Djs frmo the famous Hindu indie nights.

Urban Crafts: Maker.Street at Rue de Laeken

From 1 to 18 December Brussels


For 5 years now the Urban Crafts initiative promotes craftsmenship in Belgium by bringing together young creative people who passionately practice a craft in a contemporary manner, giving them the chance to exchange of skills, experience and stimulate collaborations. From 1 to 18 December you can discover the creation of the next generation of urban crafters through an exhibition of a different kind: their works are presented in the shop windows of Brussels’ Rue de Laeken, a street full of artisn studios with a real sense of community that even has its own Facebook page.

Night out: Vicuna Winter Swag on a boat

Saturday, 3 December, 23h00 Brussels

vicunaThe vicuna is an animal living in the alpine areas of the South American Andes and is a relative of the llama and alpaca. Plus, it’s the name of a party concept in Belgium championing vinyls and innovative music. For its winter edition, Vicuna invites you on a boat on the Brussels canal this weekend, with Dj Aki, Paradise100 and Aguila behind the decks.

Cover photo by Margaux Nieto


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