A selection of things to do in Belgium this week: dive into New Zealand’s art scene in Leuven, discover a huge ceramic archive in Genk, and more. See you there!
Art meets science: Constellations for Futures at La Loge
From 2 to 4 December Brussels
“Constellations for futures” is the result of a collaboration of German cultural association Goethe Institut and Brussels art space La Loge. Interweaving science and fiction, facts and speculation, the three-day multidisciplinary programme includes lectures, film screenings, and artistic performances at the intersection of ecology, community, and science, raising questions in regard to the current crises humanity is facing, always with new new kinships, alliances and communities in mind. You can find the full program here.
Opening: Nipple Twist at Nomadic Art Gallery
Friday, 3 December Leuven
Art project: Frigobox
Until 6 January Brussels
Exhibition: The Archive at Studio Pieter Stockmans
Until February Genk
Belgian designer and ceramist Pieter Stockmans, now 81, has created a multifaceted oeuvre spanning several decades. Some might know him as the creative mind behind the iconic Sonja cup, which he designed for the Maastricht porcelain factory Mosa in 1976 – a design that would go on to sell some 30 million cups in its first decade alone. Now, Stockmans is opening up his vast archive for the very first time, looking back on his creations since his first beginnings in 1963, which range from extensive research into finding the perfect shade of blue to urns and porcelain jewellery.
Workshop: Polaroid at L’Enfant Sauvage
Saturday, 4 December, 14-17h00 Brussels
Photography space L’Enfant Sauvage not only hosts exhibitions and book launches, but also workshops for those who want to up their photography skills. This weekend, Mélanie Patris dives into the world of instant photography, presenting different Polaroid methods. Expect assembling triptychs, emulsion techniques, and a lot of experimentation!