Seven fun things to do in Belgium this week – see you there!
Summer bar: La Guinguette at Parc Forest
Opens Friday, 28 April, 15-22h00 Brussels
Summer is just around the corner, and during the hopefully sunny season this cozy and friendly pop-up bar surrounded by the greenery of the city’s Forest Park not only offers delicious bio and local food creations but also concerts, yoga, markets, and more. It’s all opening this week.
Dance: Dag van de Dans at Beursschouwburg
Saturday, 29 April Brussels
Put on your dancing shoes: this Saturday is the annual “Day of the Dance”, which Beursschouwburg celebrates with a varied program revolving around all things dance from workshops and film screenings to performances and a party. By the way, it’s all for free!
Opening: Lara Gasparotto at Space Collection
Friday, 28 April, 18h00 Liège
Belgian photography super talent Lara Gasparotto has made a name for herself with her captivating, intimate, and dreamy approach to documenting the people and life around her. Liège’s Space Collection presents a selection of brand new images accompanied by a Dj set by Liyo, Munix and Disconsole at the opening.
Opening: Motohiro Takeda at Ibasho Gallery
Friday, 28 April, 19-22h00 Antwerp
Japanese, New York-based photographer Motohiro Takeda approaches the genre in a conceptual and strangely intriguing way. Fascinated by the camera obscura and the idea of being inside of it, he transformed his bedroom into a camera obscura by blocking all the windows with black plastic sheets, in which he made a pinhole. Inside this oversized, self-built camera obscura, Takeda started making photos on multiple sheets of chromogenic paper, sometimes with an exposure time that lasted several hours. The captivating result is now on view at Antwerp’s Ibasho gallery.
Music: Park Festival 2017
Saturday, 29 April Antwerp
Park Festival, an initiative by Antwerp’s Foot Juice art collective, invites you to a day of ethnic and urban music in the green oasis of Koning Albertpark. With Amo Achille, blackwave, Shaka Shams and others.
Exhibition: Philippe Van Wolputte at Levy.Delval
Until 29 April Brussels
For about a decade Belgian, Antwerp-based artist Philippe Van Wolputte has been working with abandoned spaces in the urban landscape, places that play an important role in a city’s collective memory and social landscape. Between 2005 and 2015 he made vacant and forgotten places accessible to the public until they got closed or demolished for good; using a different method each time: word of mouth, email, an art festival, a lecture, a residence programme, … For this exhibition at Levy.Delval Van Wolputte opens up his vast archive of the ambitious project, telling its many stories via photographs, video works and collages.
Summer bar II: DOKstart 2017
Sunday, 30 April, 11h00 Ghent
Spring is in the air, and with its arrival outdoor bars and projects are popping up all around the country. Our favorite spot for sunny days in Ghent is DOK, which kicks off its summer programme this weekend with a huge opening bash that includes breakfast, concerts, DJs and more.