Screening: Station to Station at Bozar
Tuesday, 4 October Brussels
“Station to Station” is a feature-length film by renowned Californian artist Doug Aitken, made up of 62 one-minute episodes. Brussels’ Fine Arts Center Bozar now screens the piece in its beautiful concert hall. Shot during a train ride of 4000 miles from New York to Oakland, it explores modern creativity and features famous artists across all genres from Beck and Patti Smith to Ed Ruscha and Urs Fischer.
Greenery: Seed’s plantswap at L’Estaminet
Thursday, 6 October Brussels
In the last years gardening has lost its dusty, grandmotherly image with magazines like The Plant and original urban gardening projects from LA to Berlin hitting a nerve with the younger generation. It is in this spirit that Seeds was founded by a bunch of Brussels plant passionates. Check it out all for free at L’Estaminet and bring along a plant or a cutting to swap it with other urban jungle fans.
Photography: Tiff Talks at FOMU
Friday, 7 October, 20h00 Antwerp
We’re big fans of tiff., the big-sized annual photography magazine in poster format published by Antwerp’s photo museum FoMu. tiff. is dedicated to Belgium’s young photography talents, giving room to 10 up-and-comers to present their works. This Friday you can meet them in person and learn more about their creations at the tiff.talk, and get your hands on one of the beautiful copies for only 2€. With Ode de Kort,Colin Delfosse, and our very own Miles Fischler!
Cinema: Age d’Or Festival at Cinematek
From 6 to 11 October Brussels
Age d’Or is a film festival dedicated to shining a light on the subversive and poetic side of the film industry. Hosted in the premises of the historic Cinematek, it gives film buffs the chance to discover Asian experimental films from India or Thailand and meet major figures of the experimental scene such as Californian avant-garde pioneers Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand.
Opening night: Made in Japan at CC Strombeek Grimbergen
Friday, 7 October Grimbergen
Combining works from S.M.A.K. with outstanding loans from private collections, “Made in Japan” presents a fascinating and vast overview of the Japanese avantgarde, strongly associated with the trauma of war and the subsequent occupation by the US – a period of profound cultural and social changes. Many new art collectives emerged, which broke with tradition and championed freedom and experimentation. The exhibition also shines a light on their relationship with the avantgardes in Europe and the US, especially between the Gutai and the Zero movement. An aboslute must-see!
Print: Liège photo book festival at Caserne Fonck
8 and 9 October Liège
This weekend sees the very first edition of the Liege photo book festival, aiming at bringing together the best of the current independent photographic publishing world. The programme not only includes a fair with some thirty international publishers, but also projections, lectures, portfolio reviews, and talks in an informal atmosphere with the goal to foster exchange and bring people together. A must for all art book and photography fans!
Night out: Los Ninos birthday bash at Recyclart art center
Saturday, 8 October
Founded by five Belgium-based creatives from graphic designers to music nerds, Los Ninos has established itself as an institution in the local club scene, putting on memorable nights in train stations, swimming pools, factories and more in Antwerp, Brussels, and Ghent. The Belgian party series, around since 2004, celebrates its 50th edition this month with a bang at Recyclart art center, and you are invited.
Cover photo by Margaux Nieto