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Things to do in Charleroi, Brussels, and Antwerp, from art fairs to 90s parties. See you there!

Exhibition: The Artwork as a Living System at iMAL

Runs until 24 September Brussels

Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are pioneers when it comes to digital and interactive art. Brussels’ Art Center for Digital Cultures and Technology (iMAL) now presents an overview of the groundbreaking oeuvre of the Austrian-French artist duo that goes back all the way to the early 90s. Working at the intersection of natural science, technology, and art, the twosome shows installations that require interaction with the audience while incorporating virtual realities, algorithms, immersive environments and creating links with natural living organisms.

Exhibition: Michaela Schweighofer at Komplot

Runs until 11 June Brussels

“You shine like I drank the moon” is not only Austrian artist Michaela Schweighofer‘s very first solo exhibition in Belgium, but also the inaugural show for Komplot‘s new space at Place du Conseil. She’s interested in socio-political and feminist questions while approaching sculpture in a way that allows her to explore handicrafts and new techniques. Here, Schweighofer presents a new site-specific sculptural installation incorporating objects derived from urban architecture and the domestic interior.

Exhibition: Inès van den Kieboom at Tim Van Laere

Runs until 20 May Antwerp

Although Ostend-born Inès van den Kieboom has been painting since the 1960s, this captivating show at Antwerp’s Time Van Laere gallery is only her fourth exhibition. At 92 years old, she’s finally getting the attention she deserves. “Le Temps des Cerises” features a new series of paintings as well as early, works never exhibited before. The self-taught artist primarily finds inspiration in her everyday surroundings, but also in art history, popular culture and current events. She paints and draws her subjects through a filter of memories and impressions, creating a fascinating, unique visual language.

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Night out: C.R.E.A.M. at Club Capital

Friday, 21 April, 23h00 Antwerp

In the mood for a little trip down memory lane? Then C.R.E.A.M at Club Capital, surrounded by the greenery of Antwerp’s Stadspark, is for you. This Friday, DJ Uneak, Shoogar Combo, and MenIIBoyz will take over the turntables and take you back on a journey back to the 90s and 2000s, whose music, fashion and overall style are experiencing quite the comeback at the moment. Time to wear your dress over your jeans again. Jk, please don’t.

Fair: Art Brussels 2023

From 20 to 23 April Brussels

For its 39th edition, Art Brussels is back in its old quarters at Brussels Expo. This year, 152 galleries from 32 countries will fill Halls 5 and 6, letting you discover more than 800 different artists exploring themes from technology and Artificial Intelligence to spirituality and mysticism, race, identity and gender politics. Especially interesting: the discovery section dedicated to emerging artists, and the rediscovery area showcasing overlooked artists from the 20th century.

Last week: Stayin’ Alive at BPS22

Until 23 April Charleroi

“Stayin’ Alive. Discover the Collections” dives deep into the acquisition archive of Charleroi’s BPS22. The carefully curated selection of paintings, installations, photographs, drawings and videos, many that have never been exhibited before, is a testament to the museum as an essential place for bringing art alive. With works by both Belgian an international artists from Liam Gillick and Marcin Dudek to Cindy Sherman and Anita Molinero.

Cover photo: Art Brussels

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