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Views of BRAFA 2015 漏 Emmanuel Croo每


3 PREFACE BY HAROLD T’KINT DE ROODENBEKE, CHAIRMAN BRAFA

Brafa 2016, Flower Power ! No tourist can be left untouched by the beauty of Brussels. The city’s architecture is as diverse as its population, and Art Nouveau gems shine amongst surprising modern constructions. It is the ideal setting for a fair as elegant and eclectic as the Brafa. Belgium is a real cultural hub, renowned for its events, its exhibitions, and its creative output in domains such as classical music, jazz, contemporary dance, fashion and comic strips. Not to forget the undeniable attraction of Belgian cuisine, or the French and Italian culinary delights on offer. This guide has been created to offer you a selection of the most exciting cultural and gastronomic discoveries. As for the Brafa, having celebrated its sixtieth birthday, the fair has continued to flourish… This year, thanks to the re-organization of the main entrance, the new exhibition space can welcome 136 galleries. There is over ten per cent more space and the same increase in the number of exhibitors, an expansion that reflects the increasing demand for stands at the fair, and our desire to propose an even greater variety of the highest quality art. The eighteen new exhibitors include prestigious galleries that specialize in archaeology, design, and modern and contemporary art. This selection shows the Brafa’s aim to reflect the growing attraction for avant-garde art and draws on Brussels’ ever-strengthening international appeal. This year’s guest of honour is the Ghent Floralies, and we are delighted to welcome the famous ‘floral composer’ Mark Colle, renowned for his stunning floral creations for fashion shows. His colourful, ephemeral sculptures will fill the fair, adding a touch of exoticism to your visit. The Brafa’s reputation for quality and eclecticism continues to grow, and we are delighted to invite you once more on a magical journey through history and culture. L E T T H E F E S T I V I T I E S B E G I N  !


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2016 Ghent Floralies 22.04 > 01.05.2016 F L OW E R S & PL A N TS I N DI A L O G U E W I T H U N IQU E C I T Y L O C AT IONS

In the spring of 2016, Ghent will be a new, dazzling city festival richer with the Ghent Floralies. For 10 days, flowers & plants, floral art, inspirational gardens and art installations will take over the Arts Quarter in Ghent. The very first flower and plant exhibition took place in 1809 at an inn in Ghent and has gone through a spectacular metamorphosis of growth and evolution since then. In 2016, the Floralies is leaving the Flanders Expo halls for its 35th edition and returning to the City of Ghent with a dazzling flower and plant festival : leading national and international florists, ornamental growers, landscape architects and artists will carry on a dialogue based on constantly differing perspectives with unique, prestigious city locations at the four sites of the Arts Quarter (the Bijloke site, the Leopold Barracks, Saint Peter’s Square and Citadel Park). The event, with its world-class creations at all 4 sites and the invigorating green and floral pop-up accents along the pathway, offers an unforgettable green experience in the city. Moreover, this brand-new edition will also, for the first time in the existence of the Floralies, be paying special attention to the integration and interpretation of flowers and plants in modern art installations. The Floralies is therefore very proud to be the guest of honour at the prominent 2016 Brussels Art Fair : both eclectic events consider top quality and authenticity to be of paramount importance. A V I P V I S I T T O T H E 2 016 F L O R A L I E S

The Royal Society for Agriculture and Botany (KMLP), organiser of the Ghent Floralies, cordially invites you to come and admire the results of this intense interaction between architecture and green in Ghent in April 2016. We offer fans the possibility of attending this exceptional cultural event with international allures within a fabulous all-in 2-day deluxe VIP package. This also includes a visit to an art gallery in Ghent. For more information about the package, please contact Christel De Cock (christel.decock@floralien.be) or Frédéric De Backer (info@viparrangementen.com). C O M E A N D G E T A P R E V I E W O F T H E 2 016 F L O R A L I E S A T B R A FA

Before the time actually comes, the Floralies is treating the Brafa public to a preview this winter. In honour of this prominent art and antiques trade fair, leading florist Mark Colle will be creating a number of stunning winter floral creations within the halls of Tour & Taxis. The showpiece is a colourful, airy floral installation incorporating red berries and vibrantly coloured tropical flowers, which will be located at the entrance. Dynamism and transparency : these are the keywords. When : from Friday, 22 April to Sunday, 1 May 2016, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (no entrance permitted after 9 p.m.) Where : Arts Quarter Ghent (the Bijloke site, the Leopold Barracks, Saint Peter’s Square and Citadel Park). More info : www.floralien.be/en


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Tour & Taxis Avenue du Port 86 C 1000 Brussels D AT E S A N D O P E N I N G H O U R S

From Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 January 2016 Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm Late opening Thursday 28 January 2016 until 10 pm

practical info E N T R Y P R I C E S & C O M B I N AT I O N T I C K E T S

Individual : 25 € Groups (≥ 10 people) : 10 € per person < 16 years old : free 16-26 years old : 10 € per person Buy online at www.brafa.be (  or at the event.

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Brafa Exclusive Viewing (22/01/2016) : 60 € Catalogue : 10 € Combination tickets : - 1 entry + 1 catalogue : 30 € - 2 entries + 1 catalogue : 55 € -  Pass valid for the duration of the fair + 1 catalogue : 75 € The ticket for the Brafa Exclusive Viewing, the combination tickets and the catalogue can only be bought at the event. S A F E T Y R E G U L AT I O N S

Animals, cameras, large bags, backpacks and umbrellas are not allowed at the fair. Please do not bring art or antiques for valuation. Photography and video recording are not allowed. The security personnel are permitted to search visitors if necessary. SERVICES

Concierge, restaurants, champagne bars, cloakroom, special access for the disabled, WIFI

CONCIERGE SERVICE

The Concierge of the Hotel Le Plaza Brussels, member of the Belgian Royal Warrant Holders, wil be at your disposition throughout the fair from 20 to 31 January 2016. From the simplest request to the most extraordinary fancy, the Concierge and his team will be delighted to help make your visit to Brafa as enjoyable and memorable as possible. For all inquiries concerning Brussels, the booking of restaurants, hotels, car rental, plane tickets, transfers to the airport or any other service, please do not hesitate to contact the Concierge. PA RK ING

Supervised parking is available on the site of Tour & Taxis : 5€ | Free shuttle service offered by AUDI EXHIBITORS

136 participants from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great-Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Monaco, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands and The USA SPECIALITIES

Classical antiquities, Asian art, pre-Columbian art, tribal art, antique jewellery, silverware, furniture, sculpture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, design, old masters, modern and contemporary paintings, curiosities, glass and ceramics, earthenware and porcelain, drawings and engravings, antique frames, original comic art, icons, original letters and manuscripts, photographs, carpets and textiles, tapestries, antique and modern books, coins, etc.


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Foire des Antiquaires de Belgique asbl / Antiekbeurs van België vzw Tour & Taxis Avenue du Port / Havenlaan 86 C Box 2A BE-1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 513 48 31 info@brafa.be – www.brafa.be www.facebook.com/brafabrussels twitter.com/BRAFA_Brussels instagram.com/brafaartfair/ www.pinterest.com/brafabrussels www.youtube.com/user/BrafaPress www.linkedin.com/groups/BRAFA

Guided tours GUIDED TOURS SUPPOR TED BY HISCOX

Public tours are held in FR , NL and EN

daily from 3 pm to 4 pm. Advance reservation at the INFO stand required Private tours are available in FR , NL , EN and

other languages on demand. For prices and bookings, please contact Patricia Simonart p.simonart@brafa.be, +32 (0)2 513 48 31

The tour guides employed are all art historians The Brafa does not accept external guides

BRAFA

Art Talks

BR A FA L OV E S C U LT U R E , A N D L OV E S T O SH A R E I T !

Knowledge of art history is important to art lovers, collectors and dealers alike. For the third year in a row, Brafa has therefore joined forces with the non-profit association BIAPAL to organize the BRAFA ART TALKS , a series of daily lectures. Curators, collectors, restorers and experts in the art market take turns to share their knowledge and expertise, covering subjects as diverse as modern painting, Old Master drawings, restoration techniques, Egyptology, non-European art, floral decoration or the art of collecting. Daily at 4 pm at the BRAFA Lounge.

: : Saturday 23/01 [Language : FR] ‘The most valuable of all ancient coins is to be found in Brussels!’ By François de Callataÿ, Head of Department at the Royal Library of Belgium, member of the Royal Academy of Belgium

: : Sunday 24/01 [Languages : NL/FR] ‘The Ghent Floralies 2016 – a dynamic city festival’ By Dirk De Cock, Director of the Ghent Floralies : : Monday 25/01 [Language : EN] ‘Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London)’ By Julia Hutt, curator in the Asian Department of the V&A, with particular responsibility for the collection of Japanese lacquerwork, inrō and netsuke. : : Tuesday 26/01 [Languages : NL / FR] ‘The strength of the avant-garde’ By Paul Dujardin, CEO, and Sophie Lauwers, Head of Exhibitions of the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR -Brussels) : : Wednesday 27/01 [Language : FR] ‘Carbon 14 dating in art – from fake objects to simply fakes’ By Emmanuel Vartanian, physicist, and Céline Roque, art historian, Re.S.Artes Laboratory (Regard de la Science sur les Arts et le Patrimoine Culturel – A scientific view of art and cultural heritage) – Bordeaux : : Thursday 28/01 [Languages : FR / NL] ‘From Floris to Rubens – Great Master drawings from a Belgian private collection‘ By Stefaan Hautekeete, Conservator of the collection of ancient drawings at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The talk will be conducted in the presence of the collector. Introduction by Dominique Allard, Director of the King Baudouin Foundation. : : Friday 29/01 [Language : FR] ‘Investing in art / How to build an art collection’ Round table chaired by Amid Faljaoui, Director of Roularta magazines, with the following guests : Harold t’Kint de Roodenbeke, President of BRAFA, Antoine de Séjournet de Rameignies, Delen Private Bank, … : : Saturday 30/01 [Language : FR] ‘Presentation of the collections and masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum of Turin’ By Alessia Fassone, Conservator at the Egyptian Museum of Turin : : Sunday 31/01 [Language : FR] ‘The new MEG (Ethnographic Museum of Geneva) : history of the collections through some masterpieces’ By Boris Wastiau, Director of the MEG Complete program available on www.brafa.be With the support of Hotel Le Plaza Brussels and Brussels Airlines


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Exhibitors at Brafa 2016 Galerie AB Paris (FR) · Aktis Gallery London (UK) · d’Arschot & Cie Brussels (BE) · Art et Patrimoine Ath (BE) · Galerie Ary Jan Paris (FR) · J. Bagot Arqueología Ancient Art Barcelona (ES) · Helene Bailly Gallery Paris (FR) · Bailly Gallery Geneva (CH) · Albert Baronian Brussels (BE) · Galerie Jacques Barrère Paris (FR) · Galerie Berès Paris (FR) · Galerie Berger Beaune (FR) · Berko Fine Paintings Knokke-Heist (BE) · Galerie Claude Bernard Paris (FR) · Boghossian Brussels (BE), Geneva (CH), London (UK), Hong Kong (CHN) · Boon Gallery Knokke-Heist (BE) · Galerie Alexis Bordes Paris (FR) · Galerie Boulakia Paris (FR), London (UK) · Bernard Bouisset Béziers (FR) · Brenske Gallery München (DE) · Galerie Cento Anni Brussels (BE) · Chamarande Brussels (BE) · Chambre Professionnelle belge de la librairie ancienne et moderne (CLAM) Belgische Beroepskamer van Antiquaren (BBA) Brussels (BE) · Galerie JeanChristophe Charbonnier Paris (FR) · Galerie Chenel Paris (FR) · Chiale Fine Art Racconigi (IT) · Claes Gallery Brussels (BE) · Costermans Brussels (BE) · Le Couvent des Ursulines Liège (BE) · Jocelyne Crouzet Luxemburg (LU) · Galerie Cybele Paris (FR) · Pierre Dartevelle Brussels (BE) · De Backker Medieval Art Hoogstraten (BE) · Galerie De Jonckheere Geneva (CH), Paris (FR), London (UK) · De Pauw-Müller Ghent (BE) · Galerie Oscar De Vos SintMartens-Latem (BE) · De Wit Fine Tapestries Mechelen (BE) · Galerie Deletaille Brussels (BE) · Galerie Delvaille Paris (FR) · Gallery Desmet Brussels (BE) · DIE GALERIE Frankfurt am Main (DE) · Dierking Zurich (CH) · Douwes Fine Art Amsterdam (NL), London (UK), Hong Kong (CHN) · Galerie Bernard Dulon Paris (FR) · Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko Paris (FR), London (UK) · Roswitha Eberwein GmbH Göttingen (DE), Paris (FR) · Xavier Eeckhout Paris (FR) · Epoque Fine Jewels Kortrijk (BE) · Jean-Baptiste Fabre Geneva (CH) · Yann Ferrandin Paris (FR) · Finch & Co London (UK) · Galerie Fleury Paris (FR) · Futur Antérieur Brussels (BE) · Galerie des Modernes Paris (FR) · Galerie Jacques Germain Montréal (CA) · David Ghezelbash Archéologie Paris (FR) · Dario Ghio Monte-Carlo (MC) · Galerie Gilgamesh Paris (FR) · Galerie Grand-Rue Geneva (CH) · Karim Grusenmeyer Brussels (BE) · Galerie Harmakhis Brussels (BE) · Philippe Heim Paris (FR) · Marc Heiremans Brussels (BE) · Christophe Hioco Paris (FR) · Honourable Silver Objects - Cabinet of Curiosities Antwerp (BE) · Huberty & Breyne Gallery Brussels (BE), Paris (FR) · Galerie Hurtebize Cannes (FR) · Il Quadrifoglio - Brun Fine Art Milan (IT), London (UK) · Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery Brussels, KnokkeHeist (BE) · Frans Jacobs Fine Art Amsterdam (NL) · Galerie Jamar Antwerp (BE) · Francis Janssens van der Maelen Brussels (BE) · Dr. Rainer Jungbauer Straubing (DE) · Harold t’Kint de Roodenbeke Brussels (BE) · Kunstberatung Zürich AG Zurich (CH) · Galerie Lamy Brussels (BE) · Lancz Gallery Brussels (BE) · Frank Landau Frankfurt am Main (DE) · Galerie Pascal Lansberg Paris (FR) · Alexis Lartigue Paris (FR) · Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne Paris (FR) · Galerie Le Beau Brussels (BE) ·

Galerie François Léage Paris (FR) · Jean Lemaire Brussels (BE) · Leysen Brussels (BE) · Librairie Signatures Paris (FR) · Francis Maere Fine Arts Ghent (BE) · Galerie Pierre Mahaux Brussels (BE), Megève (FR) · Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts Budapest (HU) · Galerie Marcilhac Paris (FR) · Galerie Martel-Greiner Paris (FR) · Galerie Mathivet Paris (FR) · Meessen De Clercq Brussels (BE) · Galerie Mermoz Paris (FR) · Marc Michot Bruges (BE) · Galerie Monbrison Brussels (BE) · Galerie Montaigne Monte-Carlo (MC) · Galerie Montanari Paris (FR) · Mullany London (UK) · Jan Muller Antiques Ghent (BE) · Klaas Muller Brussels (BE) · Jacques Nève, Horloger d’Art Braine-le-Château (BE) · Opera Gallery Geneva (CH) · La Patinoire Royale Brussels (BE) · La Pendulerie Paris (FR) · Galerie Alexis Pentcheff Marseille (FR) · Phoenix Ancient Art Geneva (CH), New York (USA) · Guy Pieters Gallery Knokke-Heist (BE) · Porfirius Kunstkammer Neerijse (BE) · Eric Pouillot Paris (FR) · Galerie Günter Puhze GmbH Freiburg (DE) · Robertaebasta Milan (IT) · Michel Rooryck Kortrijk (BE) · Safani Gallery Inc. New York (USA) · Thomas Salis art & design Salzburg (AT) · Sanderus Antiquariaat Ghent (BE) · Serge Schoffel - Art Premier Brussels (BE) · Galerie Schoffel de Fabry Paris (FR) · Galerie Jörg Schuhmacher Frankfurt am Main (DE) · Clara Scremini Gallery Paris (FR) · Sèvres - Cité de la céramique Sèvres, Paris (FR) · Herwig Simons Brussels (BE) · Steinitz Paris (FR) · Stern Pissarro Gallery London (UK) · Galerie Taménaga Paris (FR), Tokyo, Osaka (JP) · Gallery Tanakaya Paris (FR) · Theunissen & de Ghellinck Brussels (BE) · Galerie Patrice Trigano Paris (FR) · Univers du Bronze Paris (FR) · Floris van Wanroij Fine Art Dommelen (NL) · Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery Knokke-Heist (BE) · Axel Vervoordt Wijnegem, Antwerp (BE) · Galerie Florence de Voldère Paris (FR) · N. Vrouyr Antwerp (BE) · Victor Werner Antwerp (BE) · Whitford Fine Art London (UK)

View of BRAFA 2015 © Emmanuel Crooÿ


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How to get to BRAFA BY CAR

Plan your route on : www.viamichelin.com BY BUS

STIB/MIVB

Line 14, 15 (nightbus) : Stop ‘Tour & Taxis / Thurn & Taxis’ Line 57, 88 : Stop ‘Armateurs / Reders’ (close to the Place des Armateurs entrance) Line 89 : Stop Picard - 5 minutes walking distance DE LIJN

Line 129, 212, 214, 230, 231, 232, 233, 240, 241, 242, 243, 245, 250, 251, 260, 355, 620 : Stop ‘Molenbeek St Jean – Sainctelette’ 7 minutes walking distance BY TRAM

51 : Stop Sainctelette - 7 minutes walking distance BY METRO

Line 2 & 6 : Ribaucourt station - 10 minutes walking distance Yser/Ijzer station - 15 minutes walking distance BY TRAIN

For all information regarding passenger transport in Belgium and abroad : t. +32 (0)2 528 28 28, www.belgianrail.be Info national traffic : from 7 am until 7.15 pm Info international traffic and reservations, Thalys, Eurostar, TGV : Mon. - Fri. : 8 am - 8 pm, Sat. & Sun. : 9 am – 5.30 pm National trains : The North Station (Gare du Nord) is 15 minutes walking distance from the site of Tour & Taxis. You can also take bus 14. International trains : Thalys is pleased to offer for 2 persons mimimum, the chance to travel in its Comfort 1 class under its ‘LEISURE CF1 deal*’ for 50 € per person one way. This fare is available from all destinations covered by Thalys. Sales period: from 12 November 2015 till 17 January 2016 Travel period: from 18 January till 7 February 2016 More information and reservation only available via www.brafa.be/access * THIS DEAL IS AVAILABLE ON ALL DESTINATIONS COVERED BY THALYS. IT IS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED AN ENTRANCE TICKET TO THE CULTURAL EVENT TAKING PLACE AT THE CHOSEN DESTINATION AND IS VALID FOR THE PERIOD COVERED BY THE RESERVATION. THIS COMFORT 1 TICKET IS VALID FOR 2 PERSONS MINIMUM, IS NON-EXCHANGEABLE, NON-REFUNDABLE AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. THESE TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE ON THE DEDICATED WEBSITE.

BY AEROPL ANE

Brussels Airlines Brussels Airlines offers promotional rates to Brafa visitors : 20 %* on b.business, b.flex economy+ and b.light economy rates. In order to benefit from this promotion, a promocode is required when you make your reservation of a European flight to Brussels. Information and booking available at www.brafa.be/access and www.brusselsairlines.com : Promocode : 11123478 * 20% DISCOUNT ON RETURN FARES, EXCEPT CHECK&GO, EXCLUDING TAXES AND SUPPLEMENTS. BOOK BY 30 JANUARY 2016 AND TRAVEL FROM 9 JANUARY-10 FEBRUARY 2016. ONLY VALID ON FIGHTS OPERATED BY BRUSSELS AIRLINES.

Useful numbers EMERGENCIES

Accident / aggression : t. 112 (European number to use with a mobile) Ambulance / Fire Brigade : t. 100 Police : t. 101 Doctors : t. +32 (0)2 513 02 02 Emergency Pharmacies : t. 0900 105 00 Pharmacy Universelle, Rue Antoine Dansaert 1, 1000 Brussels, t. +32 (0)2 511 89 66 (from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 7 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm) Pharmacy de Flandre, Rue de Flandres 101, 1000 Brussels, t. +32 (0)2 513 36 92 (from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 8 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 6.30 pm) TA X I

Taxis Verts t. +32 (0)2 349 49 49

Hotels – our selection HOTEL LE PL AZA

Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 278 01 00 / f. +32 (0)2 278 01 01 reservations@leplaza.be www.leplaza.be HOTEL AMIGO

Rue de l’Amigo 1-3 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 547 47 09 / f. +32 (0)2 513 52 77 mevrard@roccofortehotels.com www.hotelamigo.com


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Restaurants

* or **  = Michelin starred

MONTGOMERY

BON-BON**

cuisine : French and gastronomic Avenue de Tervueren 453 / 1150 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 346 66 15 www.bon-bon.be closed Monday midday, Saturdays and Sundays SA BLON – ZAV EL

A U V I E U X S A I N T- M A R T I N

cuisine : Belgian Place du Grand Sablon 38 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 512 64 76 www.auvieuxsaintmartin.be / open 7/7

CIT Y CENTR E

BELGA QUEEN BR ASSERIE & OYSTER BAR

cuisine : Belgian Rue du Fossé aux Loups 32 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 217 21 87 www.belgaqueen.be closed Saturday midday and Sundays BOCCONI

cuisine : Italian Hotel Amigo / Rue de l’Amigo 1 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 547 47 15 www.ristorantebocconi.com / open 7/7

our selection L’ E C A I L L E R D U P A L A I S R O YA L

cuisine : fish and seafood Rue Bodenbroek 18 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 512 87 51 www.lecaillerdupalaisroyal.be / closed on Sundays LES BRIGIT TINES

cuisine : Belgian and French Place de la Chapelle 5 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 512 68 91 www.lesbrigittines.com closed Saturday midday and Sundays L’ I D I O T D U V I L L A G E

cuisine : Belgian and French Rue Notre-Seigneur 19 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 502 55 82 www.lidiotduvillage.be closed on Saturdays and Sundays LOL A

cuisine : French Place du Grand Sablon 33 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 514 24 60 www.restolola.be / open 7/7 SENZA NOME*

cuisine : Italian and gastronomic Place du Petit Sablon 1 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 223 16 17 www.senzanome.be closed Saturday midday and Sundays

COMME CHEZ SOI**

cuisine : French and gastronomic Place Rouppe 23 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 512 29 21 www.commechezsoi.be closed on Sundays and Mondays L’ O G E N B L I K

cuisine : French Galerie des Princes 1 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 511 61 51 www.ogenblik.be / closed on Sundays L A MANUFACTURE

cuisine : international, fusion Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil 12 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 502 25 25 www.manufacture.be closed on Sundays and Saturday midday L A MARIE JOSEPH

cuisine : fish Quai au Bois à Brûler 47- 49 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 218 05 96 www.lamariejoseph.be / closed on Mondays R E S TA U R A N T C É C I L A

cuisine : fish and gastronomic Rue des Chapeliers 16 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 503 44 74 www.restaurantcecila.com closed on Sundays and Mondays R E S TA U R A N T F R A N Ç O I S

cuisine : fish Quai aux Briques 2 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 511 60 89 www.restaurantfrancois.be closed on Sundays and Mondays


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cuisine : Japanese Rue du Fossé aux Loups 28 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 217 56 39 www.samourai-bruxelles.be closed on Sundays and Mondays SAN

cuisine : Korean, fusion and gastronomic Rue de Flandre 19 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 318 19 19 www.sanbxl.be S E A G R I L L* *

cuisine : fish and gastronomic Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Brussels / Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 212 08 00 www.seagrill.be / closed on Saturdays and Sundays TAV E R N E D U P A S S A G E

cuisine : Belgian Galerie de la Reine 30 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 512 37 31 www.taverne-du-passage.be / open 7/7 QUA RTIER LOUISE / IX ELLES – LOUIZAW IJK / ELSENE

BEURRE NOISET TE

cuisine : French Rue du Page 38 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 534 21 55 www.beurrenoisette.be closed on Sundays and Mondays BRASSERIES GEORGES

cuisine : Belgian and seafood Avenue Winston Churchill 259 / 1180 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 347 21 00 www.brasseriesgeorges.be / open 7/7 CHEZ OKI

cuisine : fusion French & Japanese Rue Lesbroussart 62 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 644 45 76 www.chez-oki.com closed Saturday midday and Sundays COLONEL

cuisine : meat Rue Jean Stas 24 / 1060 Saint-Gilles t. + 32 (0)2 538 57 36 www.colonelbrussels.com closed on Sundays and Mondays E M I LY R I S T O R A N T E

cuisine : Italian Rue de l’Abbaye 4 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 318 18 58 www.emilyristorante.com closed on Sundays and Mondays

K AMO*

cuisine : Japanese and gastronomic Chaussée de Waterloo 550 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 648 78 48 www.restaurant-kamo.be closed on Saturdays and Sundays L A TRUFFE NOIRE*

cuisine : truffle-based dishes Boulevard de la Cambre 12 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 218 05 96 www.truffenoire.com closed Saturday midday and Sundays L A VILL A IN THE SK Y*

cuisine : French and gastronomic IT Tower - 25th floor Avenue Louise 480 / 1000 Brussels t. + 32 (0)496 80 89 89 www.lavillainthesky.be closed Saturday midday, Sundays and Mondays LE FRUIT DÉFENDU

cuisine : French, seasonal Rue de Tenbosch 108 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 347 42 47 www.le-fruit-defendu.be closed on Saturdays and Sundays NOTOS

cuisine : Greek Rue de Livourne 154 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 513 29 59 www.notos.be closed on Sundays and Mondays and Saturday midday ODET TE EN VILLE

cuisine : French Rue du Châtelain 25 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 640 26 26 www.chez-odette.com / closed Saturday midday R O U G E T O M AT E

cuisine : French Avenue Louise 190 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 647 70 44 www.rougetomate.be closed Saturday midday and Sundays T H E R E S TA U R A N T B Y P I E R R E B A LT H A Z A R

cuisine : French Boulevard de Waterloo 38 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 504 13 33 www.therestaurant.be closed midday Sundays and Mondays


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L A CANNE EN VILLE

cuisine : French Rue de la Réforme 22 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 347 29 26 www.lacanneenville.be closed Saturday midday and Sundays PL ASCH

cuisine : Belgian-Italian Place G. Brugmann 35 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 344 32 10 www.plasch.be / closed on Sundays TOUCAN SUR MER

cuisine : seafood Avenue Louis Lepoutre 17-19 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 340 07 40 www.toucanbrasserie.com / open 7/7 UCCLE – UK K EL

LE CHALET DE L A FORÊT**

cuisine : French and gastronomic Drève de Lorraine 43 / 1180 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 374 54 16 www.lechaletdelaforet.be closed on Saturdays and Sundays LE PIGEON NOIR*

cuisine : Belgian-French and gastronomic Geleytsbeek 2 / 1180 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 375 23 74 www.lepigeonnoir.be / closed on Saturdays and Sundays L A VILL A LORRAINE*

cuisine : French, seasonal and gastronomic Avenue du Vivier d’Oie 75 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 374 31 63 www.villalorraine.be / closed on Sundays and Mondays

Cafés & wine bars A L A MORT SUBITE

typical Belgian beer café Rue Montagne-aux-Herbes Potagères 7 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 513 13 18 www.alamortsubite.com / open 7/7 ETIQUET TE WINE BAR

Avenue Emile De Mot 19 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 644 64 11 www.etiquette-wines.com / open 7/7 L’A R C H I D U C

Rue Antoine Dansaert 6 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 512 06 52 www.archiduc.net / open 7/7 L E S C AV E S D U S A B L O N

Rue des Pigeons 9 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 513 12 20 www.cavesdusablon.be / closed on Sundays

GREENWICH

typical Belgian beer café Rue des Chartreux 7 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 540 88 78 www.greenwich-cafe.be / open 7/7 H O R T E N S E S P I R I T S & C O C K TA I L S

Rue des Sablons 7 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 514 43 47 / closed on Mondays and Tuesdays THE DOMINICAN HOTEL – GRAND LOUNGE

Rue Léopold 9 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 203 08 08 www.thedominican.be / open 7/7 WINERY

Place G. Brugmann 18 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 345 47 17 www.winery.be / closed on Sundays

Hidden gems FAV O U R I T E S P O T S & A R T I N B R U S S E L S B Y T H E B O A R D OF DI R E C T OR S DIDIER CL AES, TRIBAL ART

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Restaurants : Da Mimmo (Italian cuisine), avenue du Roi Chevalier 24 and Emily Ristorante (Italian cuisine), rue de l’Abbaye 4 Museum : The Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervueren Work of art : the Nkonde Nail Fetish Figure from the Congo in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervueren What he likes most about Brussels : Apart from Brafa ? The quality of life. JOS JA M A R, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

Restaurant : Comme Chez Soi** (French cuisine), place Rouppe 23 Museum : BOZAR Works of art : the Atomium and paintings by Magritte What he likes most about Brussels : the multicultural environment and lively European community. H A R O L D T ’ K I N T D E R O O D E N B E K E , 2 0 TH C E N T U R Y PA I N T I N G S & D R AW I N G S

Restaurants : Genco Ristorante (Italian cuisine), rue Joseph Stevens 28 and Bon-Bon** (French cuisine), avenue de Tervueren 453 Museum : The van Buuren Museum Work of art : The Fountain with Kneeling Youths by George Minne, at the back of the Palais de la Nation, Federal Parliament What he likes most about Brussels : the friendly, cosy atmosphere of the Sablon district.


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Restaurant : Peï & Meï (meaning man & woman in Brussels’ dialect - Belgian cuisine), on the Sablon, rue de Rollebeek 15, and Le Wine Bar Sablon des Marolles, rue Haute 198 Museum : The Royal Museums of Art and History in the Cinquantenaire Park Work of art : The Empire of Lights by René Magritte in the Magritte Museum What he likes most about Brussels : the fact it’s a rich hunting ground for antiques of course ! F R A N C I S M A E R E , 19 T H A N D 2 0 T H C E N T U R Y B E L G I A N PA I N T I N G A N D S C U L P T U R E

Restaurant : Viva M’Boma (Belgian cuisine specialised in tripes), rue des Flandres 17 Museums : The Charlier Museum and the Museum of Ixelles Work of art : La Morte by Willy Schlobach in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium What he likes most about Brussels : Le Quartier des Arts, a cultural area full of museums and architectural gems nestling around Place Royale. K L A A S M U L L E R , 16 T H -18 T H C E N T U R Y PA I N T I N G , S C U L P T U R E A N D D R AW I N G

Restaurant : Le Rabassier (French cuisine), rue de Rollebeek 23 Museum : The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Work of art : four studies of the Head of a Negro by Peter Paul Rubens in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium What he likes most about Brussels : The Sablon district, particularly the Petit Sablon with its beautiful park surrounded by forty-eight statues of craftsmen. C H R I S T I A N V R O U Y R , O R I E N TA L C A R P E T S & TEXTILES

Restaurant : Bij den Boer (Belgian cuisine), Quai aux Briques 60 Museum : The van Buuren Museum Work of art : the monumental square sculpture in steel by Mauri Staccioli that points out one of the city’s entrances in Watermael-Boitsfort. What he likes most about Brussels : the lively Place Flagey and its surroundings, and the cultural and architectural diversity of the city. Brussels is often surprising, ordinary facades hide exceptional houses, lofts and artists’ studios.

A few things to find in Brussels… Famous for beer, mussels, waffles and chocolate, Brussels has much more to offer than these nonetheless precious commodities... Cosmopolitan, surprising and fun, the city attracts more and more visitors each year thanks to its magnificent architectural heritage, stunning Grand-Place, richly stocked museums, Michelin-starred restaurants, animated cafés, charming parks, and its vibrant artistic and musical scene. All of which makes Brussels hard to beat as a destination !

Discover... … the most beautiful Art Nouveau facades : the Cauchie House (Etterbeek), the Ciamberlani House (Ixelles), the Hankar House (Ixelles), the SaintCyr House (central Brussels), the Léon Delune House (Ixelles) and the Vanderschrick street (Saint-Gilles) … the most remarkable Art Nouveau buildings open to the public : the Horta Museum (Saint-Gilles), the Musical Instrument Museum located in the Old England building (central Brussels), the Comics Museum (central Brussels) and Art Déco architecture : the Boghossian Foundation located in the former Villa Empain (Ixelles), the Wiels – Contemporary Art Centre (Forest), the Flagey (Ixelles) and BOZAR (central Brussels) … the UNESCO sites : the Grand-Place (central Brussels), architect Victor Horta’s magnificent constructions, including : the Hotel Tassel (Ixelles), the Hotel Solvay (Ixelles), the Horta Museum (SaintGilles), the Hotel Van Eetvelde (central Brussels), and by architect Jozef Hoffmann the Stoclet Palace (Woluwé-Saint-Pierre) … the astonishing sights : the Atomium (Laeken), the Courthouse (central Brussels), La Bellone - House of Performing Arts (central Brussels), Les Brigittines the Contemporary Arts Centre for Movement (central Brussels), the Royal Greenhouse (Laeken) and the famous ‘comic-strip walk’ around the centre of Brussels … the traces of the founding father of Belgian surrealism, René Magritte : the Magritte Museum (central Brussels), the Magritte House Museum (Jette), the Théâtre des Galeries (central Brussels), the Café La Fleur en papier doré (central Brussels) and the Museum of Ixelles (Ixelles)


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Montagne de la Cour 2 / 1000 Brussels www.mim.be MUSEUM OF IXELLES

Rue Jean Van Volsem 71 / 1050 Brussels www.museedixelles.be R O YA L B E L G I A N I N S T I T U T E O F N AT U R A L SCIENCES

Rue Vautier 29 / 1000 Brussels www.naturalsciences.be FIN DE SIÈCLE MUSEUM

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Rue de la Régence 3 / 1000 Brussels www.fine-arts-museum.be

museums © Museum & gardens van Buuren

Brussels A R T & D E S I G N AT O M I U M M U S E U M ! N E W M U S E U M !

Place de Belgique / 1020 Brussels www.adamuseum.be BELGIAN COMIC STRIP CENTRE

Rue des Sables 20 / 1000 Brussels www.comicscenter.net BOZAR

Rue Ravenstein 23 / 1000 Brussels www.bozar.be CINQUANTENAIRE MUSEUM

Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 / 1000 Brussels www.kmkg-mrah.be ERASMUS HOUSE

Rue du Chapitre 31 / 1070 Brussels www.erasmushouse.museum F O N D AT I O N P O U R L’A R C H I T E C T U R E

Rue de l’Ermitage 55 / 1050 Brussels www.fondationpourlarchitecture.be H O R TA M U S E U M

Rue Américaine 25 / 1060 Brussels www.hortamuseum.be MAGRIT TE MUSEUM

Place Royale 1 / 1000 Brussels www.musee-magritte-museum.be

R O YA L M U S E U M S O F F I N E A R T S O F B E L G I U M

Rue de la Régence 3 / 1000 Brussels www.fine-arts-museum.be VA N B U U R E N M U S E U M A N D G A R D E N S

Avenue Léo Errera 41 / 1180 Uccle www.museumvanbuuren.com WIELS – CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE

Avenue Van Volxem 354 / 1190 Brussels www.wiels.org

Antwerp FOMU – FOTOMUSEUM PROVINCIE ANT WERPEN

Waalsekaai 47 / 2000 Antwerp www.fotomuseum.be MAS – MUSEUM A AN DE STROOM

Hanzestedeplaats 1 / 2000 Antwerp www.mas.be M U S E U M M AY E R VA N D E N B E R G H

Lange Gasthuisstraat 19 / 2000 Antwerp www.museummayervandenbergh.be MOMU – MODEMUSEUM PROVINCIE ANT WERPEN

Nationalestraat 28 / 2000 Antwerp www.momu.be M U S E U M VA N H E D E N D A A G S E K U N S T ANT WERPEN (M HK A)

Leuvenstraat 32 / 2000 Antwerp www.muhka.be


17 MUSEUM PL ANTIN-MORETUS / PRENTENK ABINET

Vrijdagmarkt 22-23 / 2000 Antwerp www.plantin-moretus.be ROCKOX HOUSE MUSEUM

Keizerstraat 10-12 / 2000 Antwerp www.rockoxhuis.be THE RUBENS HOUSE

Wapper 9-11 / 2000 Antwerp www.rubenshuis.be

Bruges GROENINGEMUSEUM

Dijver 12 / 8000 Bruges www.brugge.be/musea

Charleroi MUSÉE DE L A PHOTOGRAPHIE

Avenue Paul Pastur 11 / 6032 Charleroi www.museephoto.be

Ghent DESIGN MUSEUM GENT

Jan Breydelstraat 5 / 9000 Ghent www.design.museum.gent.be FINE ARTS MUSEUM

Citadelpark / 9000 Ghent www.mskgent.be S . M . A . K . – S T E D E L I J K M U S E U M VOOR ACTUELE KUNST

Jan Hoetplein 2 / 9000 Ghent www.smak.be

Hornu C I D – C E N T R E D ’ I N N O VAT I O N E T D E D E S I G N A U G R A N D - H O R N U

Site du Grand-Hornu / Rue Sainte-Louise 82 7301 Hornu www.cid-grand-hornu.be MAC’S – MUSÉE DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS

Site du Grand-Hornu / Rue Sainte-Louise 82 7301 Hornu www.mac-s.be

Leuven M MUSEUM LEUVEN

Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28 / 3000 Leuven www.mleuven.be

Liège LE GRAND CURTIUS

Quai de Maastricht 13 / 4000 Liège www.grandcurtiusliege.be

Louvain-la-Neuve MUSÉE HERGÉ

Rue du Labrador 26 / 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve www.museeherge.com

Mariemont T H E R O YA L M U S E U M O F M A R I E M O N T

Chaussée de Mariemont 100 / 7140 Morlanwelz www.musee-mariemont.be

Namur MUSÉE FÉLICIEN ROPS

Rue de Fumal 12 / 5000 Namur www.museerops.be

Seneffe D O M A I N E D U C H ÂT E A U D E S E N E F F E & M U S É E D E L’ O R F È V R E R I E D E L A F É D É R AT I O N WA L L ONIE-BRU X EL L E S

Rue Lucien Plasman 7-9 / 7180 Seneffe www.chateaudeseneffe.be


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Gao Xingjian, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium © RMFAB-2015

exhibitions

Brussels MODERNIK A

29.10.2015 > 10.04.2016 Atomium Square de l’Atomium / 1020 Brussels www.atomium.be

The Brussels World Fair opened its doors in spring 1958 in an atmosphere full of the hope of peace and enthusiasm for scientific and technological innovation. About fifty other nations and international organizations participated in this major event, which was the first of its kind since World War II. In this carefree time of renewed prosperity, Expo ’58 offered a new view of the world, linked to the dawn of the Glorious Thirty Years. Two distinct social models that then dominated the world were showcased at the event : the Soviet pavilion promoted the Communist regime’s vision of egalitarian society, while that of the United States presented the American way of life.

The Modernika exhibition explores the ways in which the American dream was reflected in architecture in Belgium in the immediate post-War period and for many decades afterwards. As consumer society flourished, cities were designed with emphasis on large functionalist complexes. The vision of the ideal vertical city forms the basis of the exhibition, which offers visitors the opportunity to rediscover the Modernist architecture and International Style found in Brussels and Antwerp.

Pavilion of the USA, Edward D. Stone & P.G. Harden & Associés architectes © Archives d’Architecture Moderne / Photo G. Lulsens


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Lee Ufan, From Point, 1977, Pigment suspended in glue on canvas, 162 x 291 cm Boghossian Foundation

DA NSA EK H WA

20.01.2016 > 24.04.2016 Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Centre for Art and Dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67 / 1050 Brussels www.fondationboghossian.com

The Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain and Tina Kim Gallery present Dansaekhwa, one of the late 20th century’s most compelling art movements which arose in South Korea. While each artist of Dansaekhwa has a unique philosophy, many overlapping concerns unite their work. These include a strong aesthetic ideal focused on the unity between artist and nature as well as a very refined approach to mark making. This emphasis on native cultural idioms was politicized during the 20th century when postwar Korean identity was in a state of radical flux. It is in these tumultuous times that Dansaekhwa evolved and helped shape modern Korean art history. While specifically rooted in a Korean context, Dansaekhwa must be seen as having important formal and conceptual links to parallel movements in Japan and the West including Gutai, Mono-ha and Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition will showcase the works of key masters who defined Dansaekhwa’s development in the 1970. Subject of renewed interest in both Korea and internationally, the exhibition explores a group of artists whose beautiful and politically engaged work continues to have a profound influence on contemporary art.

E U R O P A L I A T U R K E Y. I M A G I N E I S TA N B U L

16.10.2015 > 24.01.2016 BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravenstein 23 / 1000 Brussels www.bozar.be

Istanbul has always had a magical power of attraction for photographers, filmmakers, writers and musicians. Centuries ago, the city was already a model for artists who explored its rich cultural tradition using all manner of forms of expression. A selection of nineteenth century depictions of Constantinople are now on show for the very first time in Brussels. Photos, videos and film clips bring the highly populated capital to life, while fascinating literary and musical interventions throw fresh light on the city on the Bosphorus. This year the focus is on the young generation, and Europalia’s residency programme gave the Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter the opportunity to gain inspiration in Istanbul. E U R O P A L I A T U R K E Y. M Y S T I C T R A N S P O R T G Ü L S Ü N K A R A M U S TA F A & K O E N T H E Y S

29.10.15 > 28.02.16 Centrale for Contemporary Art Place Sainte-Catherine 44 / 1000 Brussels www.centrale-art.be

Gülsün Karamustafa lives and works in Istanbul, exploring themes such as mobility, displacement, relocation and migration in her paintings, collages, installations and videos. Koen Theys casts a highly critical eye on our society and its contradictions. He works primarily – but not exclusively – with his favourite medium, video, and was one of the Belgian pioneers in this field. These two internationally renowned artists question high and low culture and the place of the individual in a society undergoing constant change and evolution. They confront the spectator with videos that focus on culturally anchored phenomena such as parades and traditional painting, offering a critical perspective on social change and the way it reflects social and cultural memory.


20 E U R O P A L I A T U R K E Y. A R C H E T Y P E S . ARCHITECTURE IN TURKEY THROUGH THE AGES

14.10.2015 > 31.01.2016 CIVA International Centre for City,

Architecture & Landscape Rue de l’Ermitage 55 / 1050 Brussels www.civa.be

From the time the first human settlements appeared until today, the history of Anatolia has been marked by numerous waves of transformation, revival, and re-appropriation, and the dynamic and continuous dialogue between past and present has been reflected in its changing architecture. Many archetypical elements (tents, minarets, columns, caravanserai, etc) have endured through the ages and are still discernible today in contemporary structures. This exhibition offers a unique, comparative reading of Turkish architectural history in relation to contemporary projects via several case studies originating from different regions and eras, brought to life through models, architectural drawings, photographs and films. POP ART IN BELGIUM

15.10.2015 > 14.02.2016 ING Cultural Centre

Place Royale 6 / 1000 Brussels www.ing.be/art

© KMKG-MRAH

S A R C O P H A G I | U N D E R T H E S TA R S O F N U T

15.10.2015 > 20.04.2016 The Cinquantenaire Museum Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 / 1000 Brussels www.kmkg-mrah.be

Eternity ! To be reborn like Osiris, the god of the afterlife, and rise like the sun from the womb of Nut, the goddess of the sky... These were the expectations of Ancient Egyptians regarding life after death. This exhibition highlights the evolution of Ancient Egyptian burial practices from the Prehistoric Period to the Greek and Roman Period, unveiling the secrets of Egyptian sarcophagi and other masterpieces held by the Museum, including coffins, death masks and embalmed cats, many never shown to the public before. The visitor will also witness an expert Italian team restoring the coffins of Theban priests that were discovered in 1891 in the Second Cache of Deir el-Bahari. 

Pop Art in Belgium plunges the visitor into the Pop movement, which took Europe by storm in the 1960s and flourished in the Belgian art world. This exciting exhibition brings together major works by international stars of Pop Art (such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Wesselmann) and Belgian artists of the era, including Evelyne Axell, Pol Mara, Marcel Broodthaers and Panamarenko. A Pop story not to be missed ! TA . B U

14.01.2016 > 26.03.2016 Maison Particulière art center Rue du Châtelain 49 / 1050 Brussels www.maisonparticuliere.be

From the prohibition to the prohibited. To ban, to proscribe, to violate, to prohibit, to transgress, to fear, to dread, to censor… Taboos are inherent to society and mankind, but are they necessary ? This exhibition questions social danger and prohibition, looking at what we can’t do, show or say because of fear, respect, modesty or decorum, the taboos we impose on ourselves and those that are imposed on us, and the self-censorship in censorship. Today, taboos are more than ever bound up in our relationship with the body : with cleanliness, money, religion, death, and suicide. We live in a world in which certain taboos have weakened while others – explored here – have undoubtedly gained new force.


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11.09.2015 > 24.01.2016 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Rue de la Régence 3 / 1000 Brussels www.fine-arts-museum.be www.expo-2050.be

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Louvre have joined forces to present a unique and innovative exhibition, uniting over seventy contemporary paintings, sculptures, photos, videos, installations and digital artworks that question our future up to 2050. The exhibition addresses major themes such as over-consumption, global conflict, the scarcity of natural resources, social and economic inequality and the mutation of the human being. These complex topics are challenged by positive, constructive and sometimes even humorous visions. The Belgian and international artists involved include Sugimoto, Boetti, Kingelez, Warhol, LaChapelle, Gursky, Op de Beeck, Yongliang, Turk, Alÿs, each inviting us to rethink the future in a new way. F ROM F L ORIS T O RUBENS. M A S T ER DR AW INGS F R O M A B E L G I A N P R I VAT E C O L L E C T I O N

20.01.2016 > 15.05.2016 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Rue de la Régence 3 / 1000 Brussels www.fine-arts-museum.be

This exhibition features ninety drawings by artists from the southern and northern Netherlands, dating from

the 16th and early 17th centuries. Assembled with great care by the collector, these drawings belong to one of the most fascinating periods in the history of draughtsmanship. In addition to beautiful sketches for prints, paintings, stained glass and tapestries by great masters such as Frans Floris and Peter Paul Rubens, other breath-taking works are on show, including sublime figure studies by Hendrick Goltzius and Cornelis De Vos, and minutely detailed landscapes by Pieter Stevens and Adriaen Frans Boudewijns. Most of these drawings have never been shown to the public before. G AO X ING JI A N. T HE AWA K ENING O F  C O N S C I O U S N E S S

26.02.2015 > 26.02.2020 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Rue de la Régence 3 / 1000 Brussels www.fine-arts-museum.be

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts welcomes six monumental works by Gao Xingjian, specially created for the room they are displayed in. In Awakenings of Consciousness, the artist invites the viewer to step behind the image and encounter, beyond the ink, the idea itself in its existential nudity… Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000, Gao Xingjian, a Frenchman of Chinese descent, considers himself a gobetween linking the Oriental world (which forms the basis of his identity) and the Occidental world (whose attachment to modernity he finds fascinating). His work also constitutes a gateway between painting and writing.

The Stoning of the Elders (from the Story of Susanna and the Elders), 1562, Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), 19.2 x 25.2 cm © Collection Delineavit / photo: J. Geleyns / Roscan


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Antwerp F ROM Q UIN T EN ME T SI JS T O PE T ER PAUL R U B E N S . M A S T E R P I E C E S F R O M T H E R O YA L M U S E U M R E U N I T E D I N T H E C AT H E D R A L

until 2017 Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp Handschoenmarkt / 2000 Antwerp www.dekathedraal.be AUGUST SANDER. MASTERPIECES A N D D I S C O V E R I E S

23.10.15 > 14.02.16 FoMu - FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen Waalsekaai 47 / 2000 Antwerp www.fotomuseum.be

August Sander (DE , 1876-1964) is considered one of the most influential photographers of the last century. His series People of the 20th Century is an attempt to catalogue the entire social order using hundreds of portraits. His photographs of ‘the baker’, ‘the farmer’, ‘the intellectual’, ‘the revolutionary’ and so on, have become iconic, but to reduce Sander to this one series would be to do him an injustice. Besides this project, the exhibition provides a kaleidoscopic overview of several topics he covered, spanning five decades of his career. The works on show include cityscapes of Cologne during the Second World War, German landscapes, commissioned work and botanical studies. The exhibition brings together over three hundred original prints, uniting famous and hitherto unknown masterpieces.

C OL L EC T ION P RE SEN TAT ION . PHO T OGR A PH Y INC . F ROM L U X URY P RODUC T T O M A S S MEDIUM

20.11.15 > 09.10.2016 FoMu - FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen Waalsekaai 47 / 2000 Antwerp www.fotomuseum.be

In autumn 2015, FoMu opened its new collection layout : Photography Inc., which recounts the history of photography from an industrial perspective. Including photographs, cameras, magazines and albums, this engaging exhibition presents famous moments and new discoveries in the history of photography. The exhibition includes work by Henry Fox Talbot, Louis Ghémar, Frank Philippi, Willy Kessels, Edouard Wettstein, Robert Doisneau, Louis-Desiré Blancquart-Evrard, Joseph-Ernest Buschmann, Nadar, André Adolphe Eugene Disdéri, Jaques-Henri Lartigue, Willem Popelier, Weegee, Erich Salomon, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. E U R O P A L I A T U R K E Y. I S TA N B U L - A N T W E R P. P O R T C I T Y TA L K S

23.10.2015 > 24.01.2016 MAS - Museum Aan de Stroom

Hanzestedeplaats 1 / 2000 Antwerp www.mas.be

In the framework of Europalia Turkey International Arts Festival, the MAS – Museum aan de Stroom is hosting a large-scale exhibition : Istanbul-Antwerp. Port City Talks. Ten artists focus on the decisive role water played in Istanbul’s development into the city it is today, highlighting a number of similarities with Antwerp. The videos, films and

H-Fact : Hospitality / Hostility, 2003-2007, Hotel signs Dimensions variable Installation view from Loft, Istanbul, 2005. Photo: Camila Rocha Courtesy the Estate of the Artist and Rampa Istanbul


23 installations by contemporary Turkish artists, combined with a selection of unique treasures illustrating the maritime past of the two cities, will take visitors on a journey to Istanbul. The experience will be enhanced by the captivating exhibition design created by the prominent Turkish architect Murat Tabanlioğlu. The exhibition examines the evolution of Istanbul as a port city from the perspective of Antwerp, encouraging visitors to trace the birth of modern Istanbul through artworks and artefacts dating from various centuries and the modern multimedia installations. The exhibition invites the public to learn about the Bosphorus and its inlet, the Golden Horn, and the regions behind it. The show also explores the relationship between Istanbul and Antwerp, shedding new light on the towers that rise above the two cities, taking a closer look at the docks, cranes and shipyards in both ports, and guiding visitors along the bridges that span the Bosporus and through the tunnels that run beneath the River Scheldt. E U R O P A L I A T U R K E Y. H Ü S E Y I N B A H R I A L P T E K I N . D E M O C R AT I C L U X U R Y

16.10.2015 > 31.01.2016 M HKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen

Leuvenstraat 32 / 2000 Antwerp www.muhka.be

Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (Izmir 1957-2007 Istanbul) was fascinated by the difference between promise and reality. The promise could lie in the name of a cheap hotel seeming to offer the experience of a distant place, or in the branding of a mass-produced product developed to evoke luxury or exoticism. Alptekin traced the profound effects of global capitalism on the everyday, observing the movement of people and products across geographies, particularly in the period following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Alptekin used the traces of the burgeoning effects of mobility, trade and image circulation as the material for his art, questioning its representational value. Today, Alptekin is one of the most significant figures in the established contemporary art scene of Istanbul. The exhibition Democratic Luxury is a major retrospective of his work, bringing together pieces produced during the two decades spanning the millennium. These include photographs, sculptures, installations, neon texts, videos and collages.

© KBC Bank NV, Erwin Donvil

POWER FLOWER. FLORAL STILL LIVES IN THE LOW COUNTRIES

28.11.2015 > 27.03.2016 Rockox House Museum Keizerstraat 10-12 / 2000 Antwerp www.rockoxhuis.be www.kmska.be

In collaboration with Rockox House, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is presenting a small, selective exhibition of about twenty-five works that endeavours to trace the development of floral still lives in the southern and northern Netherlands. The exhibition includes artists such as Osias Beert, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Daniël Seghers, Jan Davids, De Heem, Jan van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch. Since time immemorial, art in Flanders, Brabant and Holland has been characterized by the observation of nature and the quest for naturalness. Nonetheless, until the late 16th century, plants and flowers were only to be found in the margins of illustrations depicting saints in books of hours. However, the flourishing of botanical knowledge and a burgeoning fondness for the natural world prompted artists to start considering the flower arrangement as a self-contained motif. The period straddling the year 1600 was under the spell of the ‘Power Flower’, and this new era lasted for a long time afterwards. The exhibition’s title is no exaggeration : the flower painter and Jesuit Daniël Seghers, for example, was able to win great favour with the Prince of Orange by means of his unparalleled still lives.


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Bruges C O L L E C T I O N P R E S E N TAT I O N . G E O R G E S VA N T O N G E R L O O

26.09.2015 > 07.02.2016 Groeningemuseum Dijver 12 / 8000 Bruges www.museabrugge.be

The Groeningemuseum possesses five key works by Georges Vantongerloo, dating from 1916-1963. The museum is marking the fiftieth anniversary of the artist’s death by displaying these pieces, supplemented by a number of other works loaned by other museums. Vantongerloo helped to lay the foundations of Abstract Art in Belgium through his collaboration with De Stijl and Theo van Doesburg. He also had a Fauvist period at the beginning of his career. The tight geometric lines and shapes of the 1920s gave way to more undulating lines and patterns in the late 1930s. After 1945 he started making sculptures using metal wire, coloured plastic and plexiglass, inspired by the intricacies of mathematics and cosmology. Vantongerloo is not only one of the most important Belgian artists of the 20th century, he is also one of the most fascinating due to his multifaceted career. IMPRESSIVE. NEW WORKS FROM THE BRUGES PRINT COLLECTION

31.10.2015 > 19.06.2016 Groeningemuseum / Dijver 12 / 8000 Bruges & Arentshuis / Dijver 16 / 8000 Bruges www.museabrugge.be

With the purchase of the collection of the Bruges print expert Guy Van Hoorebeke in 2014, the Groeningemuseum suddenly found itself 2.000 prints richer. The collection contains works by many of Europe’s greatest graphic artists, including masters such as Brueghel, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, Ensor and Alechinsky. M Y T H I C A L P R I M I T I V E S . T H E G O T H I C R E V I VA L I N T H E 1 9 T H C E N T U R Y

21.11.2015 > 06.03.2016 Groeningemuseum Dijver 12 / 8000 Bruges www.museabrugge.be

Fifteen works of art from the museum’s own collection, supplemented by selected masterpieces on loan from other galleries and museums at home and abroad, have been brought together to highlight the stylistic and thematic fascination exerted by the Flemish Primitives in the 19th century. This romantic attachment to the art of medieval Flemish painting occurred in the context of a Gothic revival that spread all over Europe. In our region, this renewal of interest was primarily directed towards the life and works of Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. Artists from Bruges such as Edmond Van Hove and Eugène Legendre were inspired by their renowned predecessors, and their choice of materials, style and composition shows their desire to follow in the footsteps

Grotesque masque, Engraving. Photo : Dominique Provost

of the medieval masters. At that time, a number of romantic anecdotes and legends about Van Eyck, Memling and the other Flemish Primitives were also rediscovered, serving to inspire paintings and engravings by artists such as Joseph Ducq, Jean-Baptiste Madou, Edouard Wallays and Henri Dobbelaere. These genre pieces and historical tableaux offer an anecdotal and often sentimental image of the past. R O B E R T D E V R I E N D T. M A K I N G C O N N E C T I O N S

27.10.2015 > 21.02.2016 Groeningemuseum Dijver 12 / 8000 Bruges www.museabrugge.be

Close-ups in a shower ; an explosion ; a couple in the yellow-green neon light of a car park ; a wandering wild dog... Devriendt’s small paintings act as teasers, activating the viewer’s imagination and inciting speculation about associations between paintings. His precise yet sensual way of painting sets him apart. Often placed in diverse categories, including contemporary Flemish Primitive Art, his work is hard to define, and his paintings have a certain ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ quality, even taking on the characteristics of film. His series reflect contemporary image flow, where intimate observation can alternate unexpectedly with virtual images. Devriendt investigates the effects of painted images on the spectator with a great sense of drama, provoking contact between the spectator and the artist’s alter ego. ‘In the more recent series I start with a character, a protagonist who may or may not perform certain actions. It’s as if I just have to follow their decisions. This alter ego makes my content and images.’ Robert Devriendt has a studio in Bruges and works with famous galleries such as Marlborough Fine Art in London, Galerie Albert Baronian in Brussels, and Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris.


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Charleroi THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T A N D P O P U L A R C U LT U R E

26.09.2015 > 31.01.2016 BPS22, Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut Boulevard Solvay 22 / 6000 Charleroi www.bps22.be

Throughout history, artists have been inspired by popular culture in its multiple forms, from objects to products, designs and techniques. Today, many visual artists from around the world still draw their inspiration from similar sources. The World Upside Down draws from the roots of local culture, such as folk tradition, ancestral customs and ancient legends, inviting international artists to participate in an open exhibition that brings contemporary art and popular culture together. Artists : Marina Abramovi, Carlos Aires, Ghada Amer, Art Orienté Objet, Marcel Berlanger, David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin, Paulo Climachauska, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Wim Delvoye, Gabriele Di Matteo, Jimmie Durham, Kendell Geers, Michel Gouéry, Tal Isaac Hasad, Carsten Höller, Mike Kelley, Gareth Kennedy, Emilio LópezMenchero, Paul McCarthy, Johan Muyle, Amy O’Neill, Grayson Perry, Javier Rodriguez, Yinka Shonibare MBE,

Pascale Marthine Tayou, Boris Thiébaut, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Eric van Hove, Raphaël Van Lerberghe, Joana Vasconcelos, Thierry Verbeke, Marie Voignier & Vassilis Salpistis, Ulla von Brandenburg. In partnership with Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture. PHOTOGRAPHS COMMISSIONED BY THE LHOIST GROUP

12.12.2015 > 22.05.2016 The Photography Museum Avenue Paul Pastur 11 / 6032 Mont-sur-Marchienne www.museephoto.be

Roy Arden, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Elliott Erwitt, Rodney Graham, Jan Henle and Josef Koudelka. Lhoist Group has placed commissions with world famous photographers for several years in order to illustrate the scope of its activity and supplement its permanent collection. The global leader in the production of lime, dolime and other minerals, Lhoist Group has brought together a number of the most iconic photographs produced by the Magnum press agency, taken by photographers including Robert Capa, Henri Cartier Bresson, Martin Parr, René Burri, Harry Gruyaert, Raymond Depardon and David Seymour. The collection constitutes an essential record of the greatest events of the 20th century. A selection of these photographs will be exhibited with the permanent collection of the Museum of Photography.

Yinka Shonibare Mbe, Scramble for Africa, 2003 Commissioned by the Museum for African Art, Long Island City, N.Y. The Pinnell Collection, Dallas. © Photo: Stephen White


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Ghent T H E G H E N T A LTA R P I E C E

until 31.12.2017 Caermersklooster Provincial Cultural Centre Vrouwebroersstraat (Patershol) 6 / 9000 Ghent www.caermersklooster.be / www.kikirpa.be DESIGN DERBY BE / NL 1815 -2 015

23.10.2015 > 13.03.2016 Design Museum Gent Jan Breydelstraat 5 / 9000 Ghent www.designmuseumgent.be

Two hundred years ago, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed under King William I. Ghent was therefore awash with orange in 2015, and the Design Museum in Gent was no exception. Belgium and the Netherlands are therefore engaged in an exciting confrontation in the museum, because the Design Derby BE/NL 1815-2015 exhibition brings together the best designers and products from the two countries dating from the past two centuries. The pieces on show exemplify graceful Belgian art nouveau and its more streamlined Dutch variant, refined Belgian craftsmanship and the more conceptual design of our northern neighbours. In collaboration with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), the Design Museum Gent is exhibiting over five hundred works made of silver, glassware and colourful plastic, even including items like everyday toasters. The work featured is by designers such as Henry van de Velde, Hendrik Berlage, Albert Van Huffel, Jaap Gidding, Gaston Eysselinck, Mart Stam, Charles Graffart, Andries Copier, Stephan Winteroy, Dick Simonis, Jean-Paul EmondsAlt, Gert Dumbar, Martin Margiela, Jan Jansen, Eric Symons, Waac’s Design, Hannes Van Severen/Fien Muller and Wiekie Somers. The exhibition will reveal striking similarities and differences between the two countries. This is the first time that the design practices of Belgium and the Netherlands have been compared on such a large scale ! THE GOLDEN AGE REVISITED. A CURIOUS COLLECTION FROM THE NETHERL ANDS

10.10.2015 > 28.02.2016 Fine Arts Museum Ghent Fernand Scribedreef 1 / 9000 Ghent www.mskgent.be

The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent houses an exceptional collection of 17th century Dutch paintings, specializing in a period regarded as a golden age for the arts. Including works by masters such as Frans Hals and Willem Claeszoon Heda, it is one of the most remarkable collections held outside the Netherlands. So how did it come about ? In this exhibition, the museum presents the fascinating story behind the period and the pieces, presenting hitherto unseen works, curious findings and objects from the world of the artists themselves.

Left : Studio Wieki Somers (Dylan van den Berg & Wieki Somers), Aoyama, 2014 © Fabrice Gousset Courtesy Galerie Kreo Right: Muller Van Severen, Installation S. Courtesy Valerie Traan Gallery Photo: Fien Muller

R E S T O R AT I O N O F T H E M Y S T I C L A M B

01.10.2012 > 31.12.2017 Fine Arts Museum Ghent Fernand Scribedreef 1 / 9000 Ghent www.mskgent.be E U R O P A L I A T U R K E Y. AY Ş E E R K M E N & A N N VERONICA JANSSENS

31.10.2015 > 14.02.2016 S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

Jan Hoetplein 2 / 9000 Ghent www.smak.be

Ayşe Erkmen (1949, Istanbul, TUR) and Ann Veronica Janssens (1956, Folkestone, UK) are sculptors of roughly the same generation. For both, sculpture is a concept that goes far beyond the three-dimensional nature of the work of art and the spatial relationship between the work and the viewer. Ayşe Erkmen’s artistic practice is characterized by her interest in the historical and social context in which a work of art is born. She makes ordinarily invisible elements and structures temporarily or permanently visible. Ann Veronica Janssens engages with sensory experience and the moment when body and space meet. She experiments with the intangible, exploring light, colour and sound in her research into the way we perceive space and movement. In spring 2016, at the invitation of the City of Ghent, Erkmen and Janssens will each be installing a permanent sculpture on the Korenmarkt. The S.M.A.K. is holding this double exhibition to contextualize these works and to examine how the two artists’ approaches relate. C O L L E C T I O N : S O L L E W I T T

11.04.2015 > 14.02.2016 S.M.A.K . – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

Jan Hoetplein 2 / 9000 Ghent www.smak.be

Sol LeWitt (USA, 1928 - 2007) was one of the most important minimal and conceptual artists ; one of the founders of the radical, rational aesthetic that developed


27 in opposition to the emotional American Expressionism of the 1950s and 1960s. In Minimal Art, the form of the artwork is reduced to the extreme. Conceptual Art went one step further by making the concept or underlying idea of the artwork more important than the beauty or physical form of the piece. In both cases, the artist fades into the background. In 1968, LeWitt began creating his monumental, usually geometric wall drawings that were produced following strict instructions by his assistants. In 1976, S.M.A.K. purchased one of them : ‘Wall Drawing No.36 / Intersecting Bands of four Colors (Black – Blue – Red – Yellow) from four Directions – 90 cm wide (symmetrically)’ (1970). For this exhibition, this piece has been recreated on a large scale for the first time since the museum opened in 1999. This event also marked the beginning of a presentation of Minimal Art and Conceptual Art from the S.M.A.K. collection and initiated a number of performances that take the wall drawing as their starting point. The exhibition therefore enables transient exhibition and art forms to interact with Sol LeWitt’s monumental work. DR AW ING. T HE BO T T OM L INE

10.10.2015 > 31.01.2016 S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst

Jan Hoetplein 2 / 9000 Ghent www.smak.be

In The Bottom Line, the S.M.A.K. presents work by about fifty international artists to showcase the significance of drawing in contemporary art. Drawing is many things : it is one of the first things a child does ; a tool for preliminary

study ; a masterly discipline per se, and one of the foundations of the arts. It can be quick, slow, controlled, expressive, sketchy, hermetic, illuminating, direct, technical, observational, fantastical, open, intimate, detached and so on, but one thing never changes : there is nothing quite as unique and personal as a drawing. The Bottom Line shows various aspects of drawing as a form of contemporary art. The works on show range from abstract to figurative, small to large format, sketches to large-scale projects and some involve drawing as film or performance. Their content spans personal diaries and political comment, self and social portraits. Some drawings have been specially done for the exhibition, and some are being created in situ. The participating artists include : Adel Abdessemed, Tomma Abts, Francis Alÿs, William Anastasi, Anna Barriball, Marc Bauer, Thomas Bogaert, Monica Bonvicini, Michaël Borremans, Andrea Bowers, Manon de Boer, Thierry De Cordier, Edith Dekyndt, Johan De Wilde, Tacita Dean, Trisha Donnelly, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Galiazzo, Nikolaus Gansterer, Julian Göthe, Roni Horn, Henri Jacobs, Mark Lombardi, Nick Mauss, Mark Manders, Paul McCarthy, Lucy McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Matt Mullican, Marc Nagtzaam, Jockum Nordström, Henrik Olesen, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Chloe Piene, Carol Rama, Robin Rhode, Salam Atta Sabri, Thomas Schütte, Mithu Sen, Jim Shaw, Paul Sietsema, Alexandre Singh, Bart Stolle, Elly Strik, Ante Timmermans, Rosemarie Trockel, Ignacio Uriarte, Erik Van Lieshout, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Jorinde Voigt and Kemang Wa Lehulere.

Michaël Borremans, The house of opportunity (the chance of a lifetime) 2003. Watercolour, pencil and colour pencil on paper, 31.5 x 35 x 2 cm Collection S.M.A.K. Photo © Dirk Pauwels


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Annual Solar Eclipse [Rio], 2014, Sarah Morris, © Sarah Morris

Hornu E U R O PA L I A T U R K E Y. A B S E N C E O F P E R M A N E N T GAUTHIER OUSHOORN

08.11.2015 > 21.02.2016 CID – Centre of Innovation and Design Grand-Hornu site / Rue Sainte-Louise 82 / 7301 Hornu

In this exhibition, the artist Gauthier Oushoorn (°1986, Belgium) documents and contextualizes his residence in Istanbul and eastern Turkey using video, drawing, sculpture and photography. Drawing inspiration from the esoteric Sufi principle of unity in multiplicity, he has produced artistic and architectural interventions inspired by diverse components of Islamic architecture. Architecture is Oushoorn’s recurring frame of reference, and his craftsmanship enables him to explore the elements of space and the way they combine in an innovative and often unexpected way.

Leuven SA R A H MORRIS. A S T ROS H AW K

18.10.2015 > 20.03.2016 M Museum Leuven Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28 / 3000 Leuven www.mleuven.be

M has brought another internationally renowned artist to Belgium : Sarah Morris (°1967, United Kingdom). After the tremendous success of the Sol Lewitt show in 2012, M is again housing an impressive mural.   Paris, Rio and Beijing Morris makes paintings and films about the codes and power structures of particular cities, focusing most recently on Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing. Her abstract paintings are graphic colour compositions consisting of lines, patterns and grids, evoking a virtual architecture. Identity and power Morris has delved into a wide range of subjects, including the Olympic Games, crowd control, the perfume industry, airports, advertising, prostitution and the carnival of Sambódromo. Her work does not fit into one category, drawing from diverse sources such as Pop art, conceptual art and geometric abstraction. Since the mid-nineties, she has been exploring the complex tensions between social space, identity and power.  The exhibition at M presents four films, a selection of paintings and a new mural.  


29 J I M M Y R O B E R T. A C L E A N L I N E T H AT S TA R T S FROM THE SHOULDER

19.11.2015 > 28.02.2016 M Museum Leuven Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28 / 3000 Leuven www.mleuven.be SCULPTURES FROM BRUGES

17.09.2015 > 15.05.2016 M Museum Leuven Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28 / 3000 Leuven www.mleuven.be

Medieval sculptors are known for their use of beautifully carved wood and chiselled stone to tell stories. Due to the renovation of the Gruuthuse Museum, thirty statues from Bruges are being presented at M alongside pieces from M’s own collection. Together, these works offer a concise overview of late-Gothic mastery (1350-1550).  The Reading Madonna by Adriaen van Wesel, Saint Michael and the Dragon, the unique Silver Justice Court Bust and Two Kneeling Angels are just a few of the highlights from the Bruges collection. The masterpieces to be shown from M’s collection include a reredos depicting the marriage of Anna and Joachim that has never been exhibited before, and a sixteenth-century wooden statue of Christ by Jan Borman entitled Ecce Homo. Visitors will be given the opportunity to write the labels for the artworks.

Mons VERL AINE, CELL 252. POETIC TURBULENCE

17.10.2015 > 24.01.2016 BAM - Beaux-Arts Mons

Rue Neuve 8 / 7000 Mons www.bam.mons.be

This exhibition tells the story of Paul Verlaine in Belgium. As mesmerizing as a novel, it explores the man and his writings, drawing on a wealth of original and unique documents. W IL D PA R A DE , A R T A ND COUN T ER . C U LT U R E I N T H E S I X T I E S

17.10.2015 > 24.01.2016 BAM - Beaux-Arts Mons

Rue Neuve 8 / 7000 Mons www.bam.mons.be

Parade Sauvage (Wild parade ) is an exhibition created in homage to Rimbaud that focuses on the way artists reacted against middle-class conformism in the sixties. Featuring work by Asger Jorn, Giuseppe Penone, Arnulf Rainer, Nan Goldin and others.

Paul Verlaine, Gabriel Randon de Saint-Amand (known as Jehan Rictus). Drawing, [1895] © KBR


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Demon, Anton Rubinstein, Royal Opera House La Monnaie © Daisuke Yokota

operas & concerts Brussels R O YA L O P E R A H O U S E L A M O N N A I E / D E M U N T

Place de la Monnaie - Muntplein / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 229 12 11 www.lamonnaie.be - www.demunt.be OPER A IN CONCERT

: : Demon, Anton Rubinstein Conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov  Thursday 21.01.2016 at 7.30 pm & Sunday 24.01.2016 at 3 pm @ BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Henri Le Boeuf Hall, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels V ISIT TO THE WOR KSHOPS

: : This season, the opera house (and, as a consequence, its Grande Salle) is undergoing major renovation works and will not be open to the public. But life at La Monnaie has not come to a halt : performances will take place at other Brussels venues. And work goes on, full tilt, at the Workshops! Every Saturday at noon, you are welcome to take part in an exclusive guided tour of La Monnaie Workshops. Costumes, headgear, footwear, wigs, painting, upholstery, sculpture, carpentry, ironwork, and more – did you know that our twelve workshops make just about all the sets, objects, costumes, and accessories used on stage ? A wonderful asset for an opera house! In the company of a guide, discover the incredible variety of skills involved in staging an opera. Skills that have become rare and that La Monnaie aims to preserve.

The guide’s lively presentation will also explain how an opera house works and the whole process of creating a production, as well as the history and architecture of La Monnaie. In addition, the tour includes a visit to our museum area, where you can marvel at a unique model of an Italian-style baroque opera house. Every Saturday at 12:00 (NL / FR / EN ) or make a booking for your group (NL / FR / EN / DE / ES / IT / RU) to experience a memorable event ! From September to June (except public holidays) – Duration : 90 min. prices : +30 years : 12 € / +6 years : 6 € BOZAR – CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS

Rue Ravenstein 23 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 507 82 00 / www.bozar.be MUSIC

: : Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest – Orchestra in residence Friday 22.01.2016 at 8 pm : : Kudsi Ergüner – The Ottoman Drums Friday 22.01.2016 at 8 pm : : Zerkalo Quartet. Prizewinners ‘Super Nova’ Sunday 24.01.2016 at 11 am : : Harriet Krijgh & Magda Amara – Rising Star Wiener Konzerthaus & Musikverein Tuesday 26.01.2016 at 7 pm : : Daniil Trifonov – piano Wednesday 27.01.2016 at 8 pm


31 : : Brussels Philharmonic Thursday 28.01.2016 at 8 pm : : National Orchestra of Belgium Friday 29.01.2016 at 8 pm : : Huelgas Ensemble Friday 29.01.2016 at 8 pm @ Royal Brussels Conservatory, Rue de la Régence 30, 1000 Brussels : : NOB BOZARSUNDAYS Sunday 31.01.2016 at 11 am THEATR E & DA NCE

K A A I T H E AT E R

Square Sainctelette 20 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 201 58 58 / www.kaaitheater.be

: : Betrayal, Mesut Arslan (in EN ) Tuesday 19.01.2016 & Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 7 pm and at 9 pm : : Shapeless + I’m Sorry It’s (Not) A Story, Charlotte Vanden Eynde Thursday 21.01 & Friday 22.01.2016, 8.30 pm : : Montaigne, Koen De Sutter/Dadanero (in NL ) Friday 22.01 & Saturday 23.01.2016, 8.30 pm

: : Démons me turlupinant. De facto & Rideau de Bruxelles Tuesday 19.01.2016 at 12.40 pm (in FR )

: : The Extra People, Ant Hampton (in EN,FR & NL ) Tuesday 26.01.2016 at 8 pm, 8.30 pm, 9 pm, 9.30 pm and 10 pm

: : The Last Supper. Ahmed El Attar – Temple Independent Theatre Company (Egypt) Wednesday 20.01.2016 and Thursday 21.01.2016 at 8.30 pm (in ARABIC, FR & NL ) @ Hall M, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

: : Verein zur Aufhebungs des Notwendigen, Christophe Meierhans (in NL ) Wednesday 27.01.2016, Thursday 28.01.2016 & Friday 29.01.2016 at 8.30 pm

: : Bekdichtzitstil. Theater Antigone & Theater Artemis Tuesday 26.01.2016 at 12.40 pm (in NL ) @ Hall M, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels FL AGEY

: : A propos de citoyenneté, Mathijs van de Sande (in EN) Thursday 28.01.2016 at 7 pm : : The Ventriloquists Convention, Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper, Puppentheater Halle (in NL ) Friday 29.01 & Saturday 30.01.2016, 8.30 pm

Place Sainte Croix / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 641 10 20 / www.flagey.be

: : Brussels Philharmonic Vlaams Radio Koor Sunday 24.01.2016 at 8.15 pm : : Le Concert Olympique Wednesday 27.01.2016 at 8.15 pm BRUSSELS JA ZZ FESTI VA L

: : BREL . In the Spirit of Jazz. Brussels Jazz Orchestra Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 8.15 pm : : Igor Gehenot Trio (Junior) Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 3 pm : : Christian Klinkenberg Orchestra Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 7 pm : : Brussels Jazz Orchestra Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 8.30 pm : : Tord Gustavsen feat. Simin Tander Thursday 21.01.2016 at 8.15 pm : : Europalia Turkey. Taksim Trio Friday 22.01.2016 at 7.30 pm : : Jef Neve & NOHlab Friday 22.01.2016 at 9 pm : : Batik + Ben van Gelder trio (feat. Han Bennink & Reinier Baas) Saturday 23.01.2016 at 8.15 pm Jef Neve & NOHlab, Flagey © Stephan Vanfleteren


32 QUEEN ELISABETH MUSIC CHAPEL

Chaussée de Tervuren 445 / 1410 Waterloo t +32 (0)2 352 01 10 www.musicchapel.org

: : Kacper Nowak, Dana Protopopescu Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 12 am  @ Musical Instrument Museum, Brussels : :

: :

MUCH Music. Series Guest. Julies Mossay,

Sébastien Parotte Friday 22.01.2016 at 8 pm  @ Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Studio Haas Teichen, Waterloo

MUCH Music. Series Discovery. Deutsche Lieder

Sunday 24.01.2016 at 11.30 am  @ Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Studio Haas Teichen, Waterloo

Antwerp D E S I N G E L – I N T E R N AT I O N A L E K U N S T C A M P U S

Desguinlei 25 / 2018 Antwerp t. +32 (0)3 248 28 28 www.desingel.be MUSIC

: : Quatuor Modigliani & Eric Le Sage. Robert Schumann Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 8 pm : : STUFF. Friday 22.01.2016 at 8 pm : : Mariam Batsashivili. Wednesday 27.01.2016 at 8 pm : : Le Concert Olympique – Jan Craeyers Thursday 28.01.2016 at 8 pm DA NCE

: : Wim Vandekeybus, Ultima Vez. Speak low if you speak love Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23.01.2016 at 8 pm : : Daniel Linehan – Hiatus. Dbddbb Wednesday 27.01 & Thursday 28.01.2016 at 8 pm KUNSTHUIS OPERA VL A ANDEREN B A L L E T  V L A A N D E R E N

www.operaballet.be

: : De Notenkraker. Demis Volpi Sunday 24.01.2016, Tuesday 26.01.2016 and Sunday 31.01.2016 at 3 pm Thursday 28.01.2016, Friday 29.01.2016 and Saturday 30.10.2016 at 7.30 pm @ Stadsschouwburg Antwerp, Theaterplein 1, 2000 Antwerp

Bruges CONCERTGEBOUW BRUGGE

’t Zand 34 / 8000 Bruges t. +32 (0)70 22 33 02 www.concertgebouw.be Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel © Michel Cooreman

: : Public rehearsal of Collegium Vocale Ghent Wednesday 20.01.2016 and Thursday 21.01.2016 at 11 am @ Concertgebouw, Concertzaal : : Maria Joăo Pires & Julien Libeer. Beethoven & Haydn Saturday 30.01.2016 at 8 pm @ Concertgebouw, Concertzaal : : Four Times A Lady. South American guitar music Sunday 31.01.2016 at 3 pm @ Concertgebouw, Kamermuziekzaal


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Wednesday 20.01.2016 > Sunday 24.01.2016 : : Fabian Fiorini & Stephane Ginsburgh. Fiorini-Bach Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 8.30 pm @ Kunstencentrum De Werf, Werfstraat 108 : : Bach. Mal Pelo / María Muňoz Thursday 21.01.2016 at 8 pm @ Stadsschouwburg, Vlamingstraat 29 : : Collegium Vocale Ghent. Buxtehude. Membra Jesu nostri Friday 22.01.2016 at 8 pm @ Concertgebouw, Concertzaal : : Skip Sempé & Olivier Fortin. Bach 1 Friday 22.01.2016 at 10 pm @ Concertgebouw, Kamermuziekzaal : : Bachplus & Ignace Bossuyt. Bach Close-up Saturday 23.01.2016 at 11 am @ Concertgebouw, Concertzaal : : Bernard Foccroulle. Bach, before and after Saturday 23.01.2016 at 2.30 pm @ Sint-Walburgakerk, Sint-Maartensplein : : Members of Collegium Vocale Gent, Bach 2 Saturday 23.01.2016 at 4.30 pm @ Concertgebouw, Kamermuziekzaal : : Dunedin Consort & Iestyn Davies. Bach. Sin and Forgiveness Saturday 23.01.2016 at 8 pm @ Concertgebouw, Concertzaal : : Theodor Milkov. Bach 3 Saturday 23.01.2016 at 10.30 pm @ Concertgebouw, Kamermuziekzaal : : Nevermind. Bach & Telemann Sunday 24.01.2016 at 2 pm @ Concertgebouw, Kamermuziekzaal : : Steuart Pincombe. Bach & Beer Sunday 24.01.2016 at 3.30 pm & 5 pm @ Brouwerij De Halve Maan, Walplein 26 : : Inge Spinette & Jan Michiels. Bach 4 Sunday 24.01.2016 at 5 pm @ Concertgebouw, Concertzaal : : Collegium Vocale Gent. Bach & Buxtehude. Cantatas Sunday 24.01.2016 at 8 pm @ Concertgebouw, Concertzaal

Daniel Linehan, ‘Hiatus. Dbddbb’, deSingel © Frédéric Lovino

Ghent KUNSTHUIS OPERA VL A ANDEREN B A L L E T V L A A N D E R E N

Schouwburgstraat 9 / 9000 Ghent t. +32 (0)70 22 02 02 www.operaballet.be

: : Opera La Bohème. Giacomo Puccini Wednesday 20.01.2016 at 8 pm

Liège O P E R A R O YA L D E W A L L O N I E

Rue de la Casquette 4 / 4000 Liège t. +32 (0)4 221 47 20 www.operaliege.be

: : Il Segreto di Susanna / La Voix Humaine Sunday 24.01.2016 at 3 pm, and Wednesday 27.01.2016 and Saturday 30.01.2016 at 8 pm

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check the website www.jazzinbelgium.com & www.jazztronaut.be


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C I VA ( T H E I N T E R N AT I O N A L C E N T R E F O R URBANISM, ARCHITECTURE AND L ANDSCAPE)

Rue de l’Ermitage 55 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 642 24 50 www.civa.be LIBRAIRIE PEINTURE FRAÎCHE

Rue du Tabellion 10 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 537 11 05 www.peinture-fraiche.be L I B R A I R I E S A I N T- H U B E R T

Galerie du Roi 2 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 511 24 12

literature LIBRAIRIE CANDIDE

Place Brugmann 2 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 344 81 94 LIBRAIRIE FILIGRANES

Avenue des Arts 39-40 / 1040 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 511 90 15 www.filigranes.be

TROPISMES LIBRAIRES

Galerie des Princes 11 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 512 88 52 www.tropismes.com

music stores L A BOÎTE À MUSIQUE

Coudenberg 74 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 513 09 65 www.classicalmusic.be MMSHOP BY MARKSOUND

Opera De Munt – La Monnaie Rue des Princes / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 219 23 41 www.lamonnaie.be UT PICTURA MUSICA

Rue Bodenbroek 8 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 256 77 32 www.outhere-music.com


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Jean-Paul Lespagnard. Other boutiques located nearby are : Annemie Verbeke, Fabuleux Marcel de Bruxelles, Johanne Riss, Maison Martin Margiela and Nicolas Woit. Next to the Grand-Place, in one of the most elegant settings in the city, the Galeries Royales St-Hubert host a rich variety of shops, restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

L’AT E L I E R E N H E R B E

Grand Sablon 36 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 514 47 87 www.latelierenherbe.be

B O U L E VA R D D E W AT E R L O O & AV E N U E L O U I S E

THIERRY BOUTEMY

The Boulevard de Waterloo, one of the main luxury shopping areas in Belgium, is home to the most illustrious boutiques, hosting designers such as Versace, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Diane von Furstenberg, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Delvaux, Chanel, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Natan, Agnès B., Bulgari and Cartier. Next to it, the Avenue Louise area, including Avenue Louise itself and Avenue Toison d’Or, which runs from Porte Louise to Porte de Namur, showcases top international brands.

Rue Vanderkindere 375 / 1180 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 649 39 49 www.thierryboutemy.com C AT L E YA

Avenue Louis Lepoutre 118 / 1050 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 344 63 64

tourism

SABLON & THE MAROLLES

VISIT BRUSSELS

Visit.brussels (2 tourist information desks BIP (Brussels Info Place) : Rue Royale 2-4 / 1000 Brussels Town Hall of Brussels : Grand-Place / 1000 Brussels www.visitbrussels.be www.agenda.be VISIT FL ANDERS

Visit Flanders (visitor information centre) Grasmarkt 61 / 1000 Brussels t. +32 (0)2 504 03 90 www.visitflanders.com V ISI T WA L L ONI A

Opt (Belgian Tourist Office – Brussels & Wallonia) Rue Saint-Bernard 30 / 1060 Brussels www.opt.be

shopping districts in B russels S A I N T- G É R Y – R U E A N T O I N E D A N S A E R T N E A R T H E G R A N D - P L A C E

Brussels offers a whole range of shopping experiences, from the cosy charm of the luxury boutiques uptown to the bubbling creativity of the young avant-garde Belgian and international designers grouped together downtown near rue Antoine Dansaert, where the atmosphere is enlivened by animated bars and restaurants proposing delicious food. The temple of fashion Stijl is not to be missed, hosting designers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Raf Simons, Kris Van Assche, Veronique Branquinho and

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This bustling square is surrounded by an incredible range of antique dealers from archaeology experts to specialists in 18th French furniture, Art Deco glass, Art Nouveau sculpture, design and tribal art. Some of the best Belgian chocolate shops and restaurants can also be found here. Further down, vintage clothing and furniture is on offer in the Marolles area where the famous flea market of the Place du Jeu de Ball – one of the busiest and most colourful markets in the city – takes place every day. P L A C E B R U G M A N N & P L A C E D U C H ÂT E L A I N (I X EL L ES)

This is a trendy, bohemian area full of exciting offbeat clothing and design shops such as Bonzai, Cachemire Coton Soie, Le Typographe, Graphie Sud, Scènes de Ménage, Elles, Lucia Esteves, Vintage Items, Bonnie and Jane, M32 and Homepage furniture. Lively restaurants also make the area very welcoming at night. SMETS PREMIUM STORE BRUSSELS (SCH A ERBEEK )

The Luxembourger multi-brand store SMETS, the new fashion hub in Brussels, is situated on the Chaussée de Louvain, showcasing fashion, design and contemporary art over 3800 m². NEAR BRUSSELS

Antwerp Bruges Ghent Liège Mons Namur

36 min / one way 43 km 59 min / one way 95 km 37 min / one way 53 km 60 min / one way 98 km 49 min / one way 69 km 52 min / one way 65 km


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Dansaekhwa BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION – VILLA EMPAIN Center for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67 - 1050 Brussels - +32 2 627 52 30 info@boghossianfoundation.be - www.fondationboghossian.com

20.01.2016 - 24.04.2016 Kim Whanki, 17-IV-71 #201 (Where, in What Form, Shall We Meet Again Series), 1971, oil on cotton, 254 x 202cm. Courtesy Whanki Foundation - Whanki Museum, Séoul


Museum and gardens van Buuren Avenue L. Errera 41, 1180 Brussels (Belgium) t. +32 (0)2 343 48 51 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; www.museumvanbuuren.be


MusĂŠes royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van BelgiĂŤ

fine-arts-museum.be last days #expo2050 > 24.01 2016 also visit our collections


View of BRAFA 2015 © Emmanuel Crooÿ

IPhone, IPAD and Android Applications Virtual tour of BRAFA 2016 on www.brafa.be from Saturday 23 January 2016

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