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Our selection of cultural things to do in Belgium this week. See you there!

Exhibition: Oriol Vilanova at BEIGE

Runs until 29 October Brussels

The exhibition “The End of the Ancient World” by Spanish, Brussels-based artist Oriol Vilanova revolves around the performative bargaining act we all know from the flea market, something he describes as an “economic poem”. The show at BEIGE touches upon themes such as the economic recession and the dominance of numbers in our lives in a witty way. 

Exhibition: Joan Miró at BAM

Runs until 8 January Mons

Bringing together paintings, gouaches, drawings, ceramics, and sculptures from the Miró foundations in Mallorca and Barcelona as well as loans from collections around the world, “The Essence of Past and Present Things” at BAM in Mons lets you discover all stages of the celebrated artist’s career. Continuously experimenting, Miró was an important figure in the early 20th century avant-garde and has been associated with Surrealism, Fauvism, and automatism.

Film festival: Massimadi Bruxelles at Cinema Nova

14 and 15 October Brussels

This weekend sees the 8th edition of Massimadi Bruxelles, a festival at Cinema Nova putting forward black LGBTQIA+ film from Africa and its diasporas, giving space to express the multiple identities that black LGBTQIA+ people traverse. Besides movie screenings (The Agressives, Sidney and friends, …) there’s also performances, art installations and music on the program. More here.

Market: Recycle market at C12

Saturday, 15 October, 12-18h00 Brussels

Nightly dance mecca C12 opens its dancefloor during daylight for a market championing alternative consumption. Rummage through a carefully curated selection of secondhand and vintage sellers, upcyclers and creators while listening to music by api ape (live), Brice Dreessen, Bugasmurf, and Jonas Mergan. Entrance is free!

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