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Exhibitions in Ghent, contemporary dance in Brussels, drinks in Antwerp, and much more. See you there!

Last days: The Ideal Husband at Jan Colle Gallery

Closes on Friday, 23 December Ghent

With the duo exhibition “The Ideal Husband”, upcoming Belgian artists Egon Van Herreweghe and Thomas Min explore gender issues and notions of masculinity. Their works draw interesting references, for example with André Gide’s famous novel “The Immoralist”, which demonstrates the precariousness of gender categories imposed upon us. Make sure to check out this intelligent exhibition in its final week, preferably on Friday, when there’ll be a special performance and closing drinks.

Dance: Golden Hours (As you like it) at Rosas

From 20 to 22 December Brussels

© Anne Van Aerschot

The Guardian has called her “the high priestess of Belgian contemporary dance”: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. She not only works as a choreographer but also founded her own award-winning dance company in Brussels, Rosas. ”Golden Hours” captivatingly uncovers a theater play in a dance, bringing together Brian Eno’s “Another Green World” with Shakespeare’s queer comedy “As You Like it”.

Exhibition: Cloisons de l’espace at Hypercorps

Opens on Wednesday, 21 December Brussels

“Cloisons de l’espace”, or “Walls of space” is the name of an experimental research project taken on by a group of students from Brussels’ Académie Royale des Beaux Arts . The fascinating results are now on show at Brussels art space Hypercorps. With works by Alyssa Bellia, Tracy Capobianco, Sarah Carpentier, and many others. A great opportunity to get a glance at tomorrow’s talents.

Belgian cinema: Be Film Festival 2016 at Bozar and Cinematek

From 22 to 30 December Brussels

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The annual Be Film Festival, now in its 12th edition, is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to discover the Belgian cinema scene. The varied programme features movies by new talents but also films like “The Unknown Girl” by the legendary Dardenne Brothers. Eight days of screenings, parties, and concerts looking back on the past year in Belgian cinema while previewing the next.

Closing drinks: Stulp

Friday, 23 December Antwerp

All good things come to an end: Antwerp’s multi-functional Stulp project, which hosted everything from parties and vintage markets to brunches and concerts invites you for a very last drink. We hope it won’t be a Goodbye forever!

Exhibition: The art of how to waste space at Attik

Opens on Thursday, 22 December Ghent

Attik, located in Ghent, is one of the most recent additions to the Belgian art scene. Founded by Ben Benaouisse and Sam Eggermont, both artists themselves, the off-space wants to offer a more critical view on contemporary art while fostering exchange between artists, curators, and other cultural players by organising get-togethers every Thursday. This week Attik invites you to a discussion centering around cities, art, and architecture with artist Bart Lodewijks, LablandStef Van Bellingen, Haider Jabbar, and Jan Wittoeck. 

Biker apero: Kring at Benelux Bar

Thursday, 22 December, 18-22h00 Brussels

No matter if you are a professional bike messenger, a mountain-biking fan, a fixie expert or just a cycling enthusiast in general: this is for you. Kring, a very cool concept store evolving around all things related to biking invites you for an evening of drinks and chats at Brussels’ Benelux Bar.

Cover photo Melanie Vé

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