Art in Brussels, birthdays in Antwerp, a book fair in Ghent and concerts in Leuven – see you there!
Open studio & artist talk: Lisa Lapierre and Rachel Monosov at Dusangneuf Osangsett
Thursday, 5 May, 18h30 Brussels
After several weeks of residency at Dusangneuf Osangsett, a project initiated by The Word Magazine with the goal to support young, emerging artists, French-born photographer Lisa Lapierre and Russian visual artist Rachel Monosov invite you to discover the result this Thursday with a tour through their studios and artist talks.
Exhibition: Hommage at Bozar
Until 8 May Brussels
No less than 900 artists submitted works of all kinds exploring the theme “Hommage”, examining the question of how to pay tribute to a person, place, or work of art. A jury now selected the 40 best contributions, which you can check out at Brussels’ Bozar this week. With creations crossing all genres by Eva Giolo, Agnes Baeten, Roel Scheys, and many others.
Birthday bash: Bosbar turns 2
Friday, 6 May, 17h00 Antwerp
Antwerp’s very hip Bosbar, the day café connected to art center Het Bos, turns two this week. Reason enough to put on a little birthday party. Stop by this Friday for a drink or two, and especially their very own Bosbier!
Eat & drink: Food truck festival at Parc Royal
From 6 to 8 May Brussels
For the third time a multitude of food trucks is gathering this week for three days in Parc Royal: the perfect culinary occasion to enjoy the arrival of the sun in Belgium while eating yourself through countless different countries.
Opening night: Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2016
Friday, 6 May, 18h00 Brussels
Kunstenfestivaldesarts kicks off this Friday not only with an exhibition and a reception, but also with a special Skateboarding act, lots of food, drinks and music. Every May the festival brings together theatre, dance, performance and visual arts in an exciting mix, taking over venues and original outside locations all over the city.
Performance meets photography: Corpus at Studio Baxton
Friday, 6 May, 19h00 Brussels
Studio Baxton, Brussels’ specialist for wet plate photography, invites you to the opening of “Corpus”, an exhibition featuring the ethereal, mysterious works of French-born photographer Aëla Labbé, who is also a trained dancer. At the opening this Friday she will bring both genres together, staging a dance performance that was especially developed for the expo together with Bára Sigfúsdóttir and Stéphane Imbert.
Printed matter: Ghent Art Book Fair at 019
From 6 to 7 May Ghent
After last year’s first, successful edition at Be-Part, the art book fair is back, this time at 019 in Ghent’s dock area. The fair unites about 45 Belgian and international independent publishers, and also features signings, lectures, art performances and a kids corner.
Concert: The Dandy Warhols at Het Depot
Saturday, 7 May, 20h00 Leuven
The Dandy Warhols have been around for quite a while now, and just released their eight full-length record “Distortland”, proving they still have something to say after all these years. Discover them live on stage this Saturday at Het Depot, and do prepare yourself for it by watching cult rock documentary “Dig!”.
Market: The Dressing Room at BIP
This Sunday sees the third edition of “The Dressing Room”, a second-hand sale featuring no less than 40 stallholders and pop-up shops. Get your hands on clothes and accessories for men and women that are used but still in great condition. And if all that shopping makes you hungry, there’s also a special brunch on offer using locally-sourced, healthy products.