Opening performance: Carne at Hypercorps
Wednesday, 16 November, 18h00 Brussels
“Carne” is a genre-crossing group exhibition by nine women artists at the beginning of their careers. Instead of directly commenting on women in art, the body is central in all of their individual artistic practices: the ability to give a tactile dimension to the eye or ear is the commonn ground they share. The exhibition’s main location is Brussels’ Hypercorps, a contextuel art space championing interaction with its neighbours. Accordingly, the exhibition is spread out to Zsenne and MJ LO Coiffure. With Joëlle Bacchetta, Solanne Bernard, Anaïs Chabeur, Sophie Duventru, Lisa Lapierre, Mélanie Peduzzi and Collective LOOPS.
Photography: Rinko Kawauchi at Meessen De Clerq
Thursday, 17 November, 18h00 Brussels
Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi is known for her pure compositions and poetic visual language. Her lush, captivating images strike you with a fascinating calmness, serenity and timeless beauty. “The River embraced me” is the result of a collaboration with inhabitants of Kumamoto in South Japan, whose personal memories Kawauchi made come to life, relating the intimate to the universal.
Concert: Thurston Moore at Les Ateliers Claus
Wednesday, 16 November Brussels
Much to the disappointment of many rock fans, Sonic Youth, led by the charismatic duo Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, is a thing of the past. But the legend lives on, and its former members are still musically active individually. This week you can experience one half of the iconic couple live on stage at Les Ateliers Claus, when Thurston Moore presents his recent solo work.
Exhibition opening: Sarah Van Marcke at AIP
Thursday, 17 November, 20h30 Antwerp
Sarah Van Marcke is a Belgian visual artist working across different genres, incorporating photography, video and performance into her multifaceted practice. Using simple materials she creates tactile structures and scenarios full of empathy and humor.
Music: Skream at Labyrinth Club
Saturday, 19 November Hasselt
Skream aka Ollie Jones, hailing from London, is touring all over Europe this fall, playing a 13 date tour of a different kind: at each date he performs from the opening till the closing of the club, allowing him to go full on and dig through the various substrains of dance music to which he’s been associated over the years. Get ready for a memorable music marathon, this weekend at Hasselt’s Labyrinth Club!
Performances: Playground 2016 at M Museum/STUK/Erasmushuis
From 17 to 20 November Leuven
For the tenth year in a row, Playground festival presents a selection of unique artist performances not limited to one discipline, oscillating between stage and visual arts. They freely combine different elements, including installation, text, film, sculpture, architecture and choreography, bringing together objects and bodies. With Benjamin Verdonck, Dora Garcia, Emily Mast, and many many others.
Concert: Gogo Penguin at Da Roma
Thursday, 17 November, 20h30 Antwerp
British Mercury Prize nominees Gogo Penguin are almost impossible to pigeonhole. The three-piece from Manchester has skillfully carved out its very own niche by mixing different genres from electronica, jazz and classical music to rock and trip-hop. This week you can experience one of their magical, energetic live shows in the beautiful setting of Antwerp’s Da Roma.
Opening night: Weaving the World at CC Strombeek
Friday, 18 November Grimbergen
Grimbergen’s Cultural center Strombeek invites you to the opening of “Weaving the World”, a solo exhibition by Korean-born, New York-based artist Kimsooja. Here, the multidisciplinary conceptual artist creates an elusive cosmos made of a fragile and feminine mix between architecture and handmade textiles. Kimsooja has already exhibited in P.S.1 / MOMA in New York, Kunsthalle Bern, Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, the Venice Biennale, and many other international renowned locations.
Design: Autumn sale at Studio with a View
Saturday, 19 November, 11-19h00 Brussels
Textile artist Laure Kasiers opens her studio to the public this weekend, giving you the chance to not only discover her unique technique and way of working, but also to get your hands on her beautiful rugs at a special discount rate. Plus, there’ll be cake!
Night out: Pink Screens closing party at Beursschouwburg
Saturday, 19 November Brussels
This week queer film festival Pink Screens is coming to an end, but not without a bang! Join the closing party this Saturday at Beursschouwburg, featuring an eclectic line-up of three live shows on three stages, DJs and VJs, queer vintage screenings, performances, food, and other surprises.
Cover photo Miles Fischler