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Things to do in Nivelles, Brussels, and Ghent, from text-based art to Fleetwood Mac parties. See you there!

Exhibition: When words become form at Botanique

Runs until 13 May Brussels

“When words become form”, on view at Botanique, explores the long and multilayered relationship between language and visual arts, images and words. Reputed Brussels art school La Cambre even has a transdisciplinary module dedicated to the topic. Text-based art runs through the history of art – including prominent figures such as Lawrence Weiner or Barbara Kruger. The show touches upon a variety of different aspects, including typography, painting, literary creations, textile design, and much more. With works by Agathe Dupérou, Diane Weddington, Silja Hubert, and many others.

Last days: Roni Horn at Xavier Hufkens

Closes on Saturday, 6 May Brussels

Language, identity and meaning as well as the concepts of similarity and difference are at the core of Roni Horn‘s exhibition at Xavier Hufkens. “Recent Drawings” emphasises the primacy of drawing in the genre-crossing practice of the American artist, and underlines the new directions in which she is taking the medium. Watercolors, quotations, collages, photographs, film stills, screenshots, casual musings, and personal lists collide, creating a poetic whole. The fascinating show closes on Saturday, so hurry up!

Night out: Fleetwood Mac Disco at A.M. Club

Friday, 5 May, 23 – 5h00 Ghent

An entire night dedicated to celebrating Fleetwood Mac, the beloved British-American outfit formed in London in 1967 which rose to become one of the greatest classic rock bands of all time. Their album “Rumours was” is one of the biggest-selling albums ever. From “Dreams”, to “The Chain” and “Everywhere” – at Ghent’s A.M. Club you’ll get the chance to rock out to all your favorite tunes from over five decades.

Exhibition: Concours d’Arts Plastiques et Visuels at Centre Culturel de Nivelles

Runs until 27 May Nivelles

Laurence Demaret

This group show at Nivelle’s cultural center showcases works submitted to a competition for plastic and visual arts, and then selected by a jury of professionals. On view in the Waux-Hall exhibition hall are artworks from more than 15 artists, tackling themes such as the body, memory, identity, and image while questioning modes of expression and aesthetic currents. The first prize went to Sofhie Mavroudis

Last days: Laura Henno at Nathalie Obadia

Runs until 6 May Brussels

French, Paris-based artist Laura Henno‘s solo show “Traversées” at Nathalie Obadia sheds light on identities, existences, bodies and voices that usually don’t receive much attention. Her captivating work, which breaks with the conventions of the documentary genre, is the result of intense and profound relationships with communities who find themselves in a context of clandestinity, isolation, uprootedness, migration or exile. Having studied both photography and film, Henno’s practice oscillates between the two. Not to miss!


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