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7 things to do in Kortrijk, Hornu, Brussels & Antwerp. See you there!

Design: Biennal Interieur 2018

From 18 to 22 October Kortrijk

Biennal Interieur Kortrijk

This week it’s time again for the Belgian design event of the year: Biennale Interieur. Bringing together emerging talents and established brands both from Belgium and abroad, not only the fair location but also the city of Kortrijk are buzzing with exhibitions, lectures, and more. Check out the full program here

Concert: The Vaccines at Ancienne Belgique

Saturday, 20 October Brussels

If you miss the 2000’s good old indie rock times, this is for you. British rockers The Vaccines, who specially came to fame with x indie hymns such as post break up sex and x released a new album this year: “Combat Sports”. Listen for yourself at AB this Saturday.

Season closing party: Bar Noord

Saturday, 20 October Antwerp

Although it seems like summer has no end in Belgium this year, closing time is near for Bar Noord. On the occasion of the end of the sunny season, you’re invited for a last outdoor bash featuring music, drinks, and a barbecue. For those who need a hangover cure the next day, there’ll also be an “Empty the Fridge” brunch.

Exhibition: Etienne Courtois at BN Projects Maison Gregoire

Runs until 1 December Brussels

Belgian artist Etienne Courtois‘s slighty surreal creations are the result of a multi-layered creative process. Double exposures and different interventions  on photographic negatives and prints lead to works of an almost sculptural dimension. 

Design: Benoît Deneufbourg at CID Grand Hornu

Opens Saturday, 20 October, 18h00 Hornu

Under the name “Process”, CID Grand Hornu presents the very first solo exhibition of Belgian designer Benoît Deneufbourg. As the title implies, the show features not only his final creations but also sketches, technical drawings, prototypes and non-edited pieces, giving an interesting insight in a designer’s way of working. 

Performance: Joris Van de Moortel at Bozar

Friday, 19 October, 19-19h30 Brussels Brussels

Together with 14 musicians from the Belgian National Orchestra, Joris Van de Moortel, visual artist and musician, will perform a composition for strings, horns, electric guitar, Bunsen burner and compressor. The performance is part of his current exhibition at Bozar, “Cachivache Bugui Bugui”. The Belgian artist is known for repeatedly blurring the boundaries between music and visual arts, combining different genres from painting and video to sculptures and installations while exploring Baroque themes.

Exhibition: American Abstract at Charles Riva Collection

Until 1 December Brussels

“American Abstract” brings together works by five American abstract painters: Sam Francis, Sam Gilliam, Robert Motherwell, Cheyney Thompson and Christopher Wool. Covering three different generations, the show gives a fascinating overview of the genre. 

Cover photo Sasha Vernaeve

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