Photography in Ghent, fashion, music and a book launch in Brussels, and more. See you there!
Photography: Jef Boes at Mint Galerie
Until 10 April Ghent
Ghent’s Mint Galerie has established itself as one of the go-to places to discover emerging photography talents. Currently on show is the work of Belgian photographer Jef Boes, who has a special penchant for New York and Batman. The exhibited series, dark, mysterious, and poetic all at the same time, is the result of Boes’ wanderings through New York over a period of five years.
Fashion: Gioia Seghers at Corner 41
From 17 to 19 March Brussels
Instead of getting a job at one of the big fashion houses, as so many other fashion design graduates, Belgian-born Gioia Seghers decided to take the riskier path. Shortly after finishing the prestigious La Cambre school and winning a number of prizes with her final year collection, she jumped into unknown waters and founded her very own clothing label. This week you can preview her brand new, stunning fall/winter 2016-17 collection at Brussels’ Corner 41 while getting your hands on unique pieces from the previous years. To find out more about Gioia, read our interview with her here.
Art meets music: A one-night show at AIR Antwerpen
Wednesday, 16 March, 18h00 Antwerp
If you haven’t checked out AIR Antwerpen’s old lock-keeper’s house, now is your last chance to do so, before the initiative moves to the former officers’ buildings at Kielsevest. This Wednesday you cannot only discover AIR Antwerpen’s artists in residence, but also a number of concerts with a line-up curated by artist collective Pinkhouse. Featuring Nel Aerts, Niek Hendrix, Lieven Segers, Children of the Whie Leaf, Chinese Takeaway, and many others.
Album release: Recorders at La Madeleine
Thursday, 17 March Brussels
Belgian indie rock five-piece Recorders just released their second album “Coast to Coast” last month, which instantly won us over with a more mature and refined version of their signature sound that is spacey, danceable and melancholic all at the same time. Discover it for yourself this Thursday at theirbig release show at Brussels’ La Madeleine! To find more about the rising Belgian stars, read our interview with frontman Gordon Delacroix here.
Night out: Ekster at Gouvernement
Thursday, 17 March, 20h30 Ghent
Antwerp-based electronic record label Ekster is travelling to Ghent this Thursday to take over the city’s very cool Gouvernement venue with two highlights from its roster: Antwerp’s multi-instrumentalist Hiele, a trained jazz pianist, and Liège-born Ssaliva. Also behind the decks: Ostend’s Nosedrip.
Opening: Spatial Sublation & Panorama weekend at Wiels
17, 19 and 20 March Brussels
This week there are at least two reasons to pay Brussels’ Wiels a visit: on Friday Philip Janssens, a former Wiels resident, invites artists Léa Belooussovitch, Stefano Faoro and Saori Kuno for a playful inquiry revolving around his own artistic practice. The participating artists are each presented by a different guest curator which results into four independently organized solo shows in one space. Additionally Wiels opens its doors on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the opening of its renovated panorama terrace that provides a magnificent view over Brussels.
Book launch: Michel Mazzoni at Tipi Bookshop
Saturday, 19 March, 18h30 Brussels
French photographer Michel Mazzoni just released a fantastic new book under the title “Collisions”, the mesmerizing result of his travels to Japan. This Saturday the artist himself will be at Brussels’ lovely Tipi bookshop, where he’ll talk about his work and you can get your hands on a fresh copy.