29 JANUARY – 5 FEBRUARY 2023

BRUSSELS EXPO | HEYSEL

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EXHIBITIONS

BRUSSELS

Europa Oxalá


Africa Museum
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren
www.africamuseum.be
07.10.2022 > 05.03.2023

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Europa Oxalá

This exhibition presents approximately 60 works by 21 artists with family backgrounds in the former colonies in Africa. Born and raised in a post-colonial context, these artists who became essential in European contemporary art propose a reflection on their inheritance, memory and identity.
 

07.10.2022 > 05.03.2023

BRUSSELS

Art Beats

© Thibaut De Lestré


Belfius Art Gallery
Belfius Tower / Place Charles Rogier 11
1210 Bruxelles
www.belfius.be/artbeats
28.01.2023 > 04.02.2023

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Art Beats

Belfius Art Collection invites you to discover Art Beats, a selection of masterpieces from the Belfius Art Collection, in a whole new light, orchestrating surprising encounters between artists that will enable you to experience Belgian art in a truly unique way. Classic masters interact with contemporary artists. Recent acquisitions rub shoulders with the oldest, whilst famous works play their part opposite more modest gems… All in all, a unique experience that will awaken all your senses and continue to resonate for a long time to come!

28.01.2023 > 04.02.2023

BRUSSELS

Over to Women Artists

A. Kindt 'La révolution de 1830' © J. Geleyns


Brussels City Museum
Grand-Place
1000 Brussels
www.brusselscitymuseum.brussels
20.09.2022 > 05.02.2023

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Over to Women Artists

The exhibition ‘Over to Women Artists’ sets aside the representation of women as mere models to focus on women creators. Drawing on its collections, the museum asks questions about its works beyond what they represent: muses, female saints, allegories, etc. What traces remain of women when these traditional representations are set aside? Who are these women who have marked history and left their indelible mark on the artistic production of their respective periods? Putting the work of women artists in the spotlight is a fascinating and imperative exercise.

20.09.2022 > 05.02.2023

BRUSSELS

PHOTO | BRUT #1 - collection Bruno Decharme & video installation Angel Vergara

© Mark Hogancamp, Marwencol, Between 2006 and 2014, gelatin silver print, 4 × 6 in., Collection Bruno Decharme


CENTRALE for contemporary art
Place Sainte-Catherine 45
1000 Brussels
www.centrale.brussels
24.11.2022 > 19.03.2023

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PHOTO | BRUT #1 - collection Bruno Decharme & video installation Angel Vergara

CENTRALE | hall
PHOTO | BRUT BXL is a project of exhibitions and multidisciplinary events coordinated by the Centre d'Art Brut et Contemporain - La "S" Grand Atelier in collaboration with Bruno Decharme, collector and founder of ABCD in Paris, and 4 partner organisations based in Brussels: Art et marges museum, Botanique, CENTRALE, and Tiny Gallery. In the context of this project, CENTRALE for contemporary art presents more than 200 photographs from Bruno Decharme’s vast collection. Through photographs, photomontages or photocollages, the creators, generally self-taught, reveal their personal universes through works produced outside of conventional artistic circuits. This little-explored field of research on outsider art opens up a path towards innovative practices in the field of photography, thereby contributing to renewing the way in which this medium is perceived. CENTRALE, the art centre of the city of Brussels, has also invited the Brussels-based artist Angel Vergara for an open and unique dialogue with the collector.

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CENTRALE | box
Maud Gourdon – Cataplasme !
Maud Gourdon presents a new body of work stemming from her experiments with the cataplasm, a pasty remedy made from clay. The artist questions in this exhibition the notions of “repair” and “decoration” and explores through them our relationship to the feminine, to health and to the mystical.

CENTRALE | lab
Nelleke Cloosterman - Cardshark
In Cardshark, Nelleke Cloosterman creates walls that are shaped like cards. The paintings hanging onto the card-walls become windows to the artist’s painterly universe which will expand during her work-in-progress at CENTRALE | lab, eventually forming a global installation bringing together multi-layered narratives.

CENTRALE | vitrine
Irina Favero-Longo – Heavy mechanics
Irina Favero-Longo's video project is based on an urban device present in an everyday landscape: the racing machine of the playground located on Quai à la Houille in Brussels. The artist questions this machine in its relationship to the bodies that straddle it and to the gravity of the ground, as well as to its inscription in the space where it is located. The machine is seen as an absorbing device, triggering mental projections, words and reflections.
 

24.11.2022 > 19.03.2023

BRUSSELS

On Display. Designing the shop experience

FRONT OF THE BUBBLE SHOP - ca 1969 - Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris - Christian Girard (1926-2008) - © Nicolas Girard


Design Museum Brussels
Place de Belgique 1
1020 Brussels
www.designmuseum.brussels
12.10.2022 > 05.03.2023

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On Display. Designing the shop experience

As an object of design and architecture, the store shapes our urban landscape and permeates our popular culture. Reflecting the evolutions of our society and an environment favourable to their representation, the store offers a perspective on modern and contemporary aesthetics. From Adolf Loos to Marc Newson via René Herbst and Ettore Sottsass, On Display. Designing the shop experience questions the use of design and architecture within a visual and furniture identity specific to the store.

12.10.2022 > 05.03.2023

BRUSSELS

Frison Horta Foundation

Fondation Frison Horta © Sophie Voituron


Frison Horta Foundation
Rue Lebeau 37
1000 Brussels
www.foundation-frison-horta.be
29.01.2023 > 05.02.2023

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Frison Horta Foundation

The Frison Horta Foundation is an organic, living bridge linking East and West. The revival of heritage, culture and traditional craftsmanship through restoration, preservation and sharing is central to the Foundation’s philosophy. Visitors can now discover the hidden gem that is the fully restored Horta winter garden, open to the public for the first time since 1894. The completion of this restoration project shows the renaissance of this magnificent site, which abounds inoriginal furniture and decorative art.

29.01.2023 > 05.02.2023

BRUSSELS

Belgium has been hiding a treasure for 600 years (Permanent exh.)

© KBR


Royal Library of Belgium – KBR Museum
Monts des Arts 28
1000 Brussels
www.kbr.be/en/museum
01.09.2020 >

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Belgium has been hiding a treasure for 600 years (Permanent exh.)

Six centuries ago, Brussels belonged to the rich and powerful Dukes of Burgundy. The Dukes were skilled politicians and cultured patrons, and established one of the most prestigious manuscript collections in the world, a unique treasure. The collection is started by Philip the Bold (1342-1404). After the death of Charles the Bold in 1477, the ducal library consists of more than 900 manuscripts, of which a third is preserved at KBR today. At the intersection of medieval and modern times, this “Library” covers all areas of science and contains very important texts from medieval literature. It is one of the largest libraries of its time, together with the library of the French kings, the Medici and the Vatican Library. The manuscripts are illuminated by some of the best miniaturists of the 15th century, of whom were arguably just as famous as Jan Van Eyck. In order to preserve these fragile wonders, KBR changes the exhibits 2 times a year. Starting from 22 November 2022, you can admire a completely new selection of manuscripts at the museum.

 

01.09.2020 >

BRUSSELS

Arié Mandelbaum

View of the exhibition Arié Mandelbaum, Jewish Museum of Belgium © Hugard & Vanoverschelde, 2022


Jewish Museum of Belgium
Rue des Minimes 21
1000 Brussels
www.mjb-jmb.org
16.09.2022 > 05.03.2023

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Arié Mandelbaum

The retrospective of Arié Mandelbaum’s work is an original creation by the Jewish Museum of Belgium. Often exhibited in Belgium and abroad, the work of the painter Arié Mandelbaum (Brussels, 1939) had never been the subject of a retrospective before. For the first time, a dialogue has been set up between old productions and recent creations, in a rich exhibition circuit presenting forty works from 1957 to 2022.

16.09.2022 > 05.03.2023

BRUSSELS

Picasso & Abstraction

Musée national Picasso-Paris, inv.MP200, acceptance in lieu in 1979 © Succession Picasso - Sabam Belgium 2022 / © RMN-Grand Palais (MnP-Paris) / Photo: Mathieu Rabeau


Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence 3
1000 Brussels
www.fine-arts-museum.be
14.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

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Picasso & Abstraction

For the first time, the major stages that marked the links between Picasso's work and the history of abstract art are being brought to light. From the first Cubist experiments of 1907, carried out on the fringes of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, to his later work, which is sometimes situated on the borders of action painting, this surprising relationship is highlighted in a subtle chronological and thematic exhibition, where more than one hundred exceptional works reveal the artist's pendulum movement between abstraction and figuration over the decades. Another major theme of the exhibition is the artist's studio, a true formal laboratory, and the revelation of Picasso's creative process through various series of drawings and prints. The exhibition, with its innovative theme, invites the viewer to appreciate Pablo Picasso’s extraordinary creativity and his ability to constantly reinvent himself.

14.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

BRUSSELS

Walter Leblanc Foundation. New Display of the Collection


Walter Leblanc Foundation
Chaussée de Gand 1118
1082 Brussels
www.walterleblanc.org
01.06.2022 >

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Walter Leblanc Foundation. New Display of the Collection

The Walter Leblanc Foundation presents a new selection of works on paper, paintings and sculptures made by Belgian artist Walter Leblanc (1932-1986), from its collection. The new display not only offers an inside view of the oeuvre of Walter Leblanc, an important international figure in post-war optical, kinetic and minimal art, and member of the group ZERO, but also allows the visitor to discover the house of the Walter Leblanc Foundation, where his wife lived after his death.
Open in general by appointment only and exceptionally during BRAFA on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

01.06.2022 >

BRUSSELS

Mirades de Mujeres - Isabelle de Borchgrave X Frida Kahlo

Isabelle de Borchrave, Decor [2020]. Mixed Media on paper © Courtesy of the artist. Photo Jean-Pierre Gabriel


Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence 3
1000 Brussels
www.fine-arts-museum.be
14.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

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Mirades de Mujeres - Isabelle de Borchgrave X Frida Kahlo

Miradas de Mujeres (Women’s Gaze), highlights the perspective of the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave on Frida Kahlo, a woman’s perspective on the artist’s role in society, compounded by their shared love of fabric, patterns and colours. Isabelle de Borchgrave’s approach explores an often-ignored facet of Frida Kahlo's intimate personality, which was surprisingly more cheerful and radiant than her artistic work might suggest. Using more than 4 kilometres of paper and cardboard, painted by hand, she has created dresses, carpets, furniture and trees, recreating the unique universe of the Mexican artist and her iconic house, the Casa Azul (The Blue House). The exhibition invites the public to dive into Isabelle de Borchgrave's joyful universe, entirely made of paper, and to be inspired by the generosity of this contemporary artist whose creative practice remains resolutely incomparable.

14.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

ANTWERP

Cosmorama Ives Maes

© Sanne De Block


KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp)
Leopold de Waelplaats 2
2000 Antwerp
www.kmska.be
24.09.2022 > 03.09.2023

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Cosmorama Ives Maes

Through the world exhibitions, the visual artist Ives Maes creates an image of the world’s greatest expectations for the future: sometimes fulfilled with flying colours, but often not. That is what makes Cosmorama a fascinating journey from 19th century London to contemporary Shanghai. Ives Maes photographs the heritage of the world exhibitions. And he records the architectural remains of these short events and their construction sites. These images show an ironic contrast between the utopian expectations for the future and our current urban reality.

24.09.2022 > 03.09.2023

ANTWERP

The making of | The KMSKA from concept to realization

© Karin Borghouts


KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp)
Leopold de Waelplaats 2
2000 Antwerp
www.kmska.be
24.09.2022 > 03.09.2023

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The making of | The KMSKA from concept to realization

The KMSKA from concept to realisation: stripped to the bone, fully restored and with a brand-new museum section to boot. The KMSKA has been through the most spectacular renovation in its history. On 1 May 2011, the museum closed its doors. Today, the 19th-century building sparkles as in olden days. And at the same time, it has expanded. A brand-new museum space has emerged on the former patios. KAAN Architecten drew up the master plan for this impressive makeover. This exhibition is the account of one of the most spectacular periods in the history of the museum. Photographer Karin Borghouts followed the renovation closely. Her photographs, recording ten years of demolishing, building and restoration, form the thread that runs through all the successive stages.
 

24.09.2022 > 03.09.2023

ANTWERP

Pre-Columbian art. Collection Paul & Dora Janssen-Arts

© MAS - Tom Van Ghent


MAS - Museum Aan de Stroom
Hanzestedeplaats 1
2000 Antwerp
mas.be
01.10.2021 >

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Pre-Columbian art. Collection Paul & Dora Janssen-Arts

In the highest museum gallery in the MAS, a world-famous collection – which was gathered by Dora Janssen-Arts over many years – tells us about the extraordinary relationship between man and the world of gods, ancestors and spirits in America before the conquest by the Europeans. The Paul & Dora Janssen-Arts Collection consists of more than 400 pre-Columbian objects in gold, jade, stone, textiles and shell. The objects come from more than 50 different cultures, from Alaska to Chile, and bear witness to the craftmanship and the sense of aesthetics of their creators in America before 1500. There were many differences between the inhabitants of the American continent, but their vision of the world around them was strikingly similar. Human sacrifice was considered essential in order to ensure continuity between life and death. Fertility rituals across the continent assumed various forms but was always central in the pre-Hispanic environment. Precious grave gifts, often made from gold, reflected the importance of life after death, shared by all the communities represented here, from Alaska to Chile.

 

01.10.2021 >

ANTWERP

MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & the Psyche

© Photo Stany Dederen 2022


MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp
Nationalestraat 28
2000 Antwerp
www.momu.be
01.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

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MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & the Psyche

'MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & the Psyche' is a joint exhibition by MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp and Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent. It investigates the interconnections between fashion, psychology, self-image and identity. How do contemporary fashion designers and artists challenge beauty ideals? Can clothing protect us mentally and give us strength? The exhibition at MoMu puts our personal experience of our bodies front and centre. An unexpected and surprising dialogue between art installations and avant-garde fashion highlights such themes as body dysmorphia, the layered meanings and history of human replicas, such as dolls and mannequins, and the symbiosis between art, fashion and technology in the form of cyborgs and avatars. MoMu presents the work of artists such as Ed Atkins, Genesis Belanger, Hans Bellmer, Genieve Figgis, Mike Kelley, Sarah Lucas, Paul McCarthy, Melik Ohanian, Tschabalala Self, Cindy Sherman and Yasuyuki Ueno, in dialogue with creations by designers such as Balenciaga, Hussein Chalayan, Comme des Garçons, Molly Goddard, Kenneth Ize, Loewe, Issey Miyake, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Prada, Simone Rocha and Walter Van Beirendonck.
 

01.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

ANTWERP

Welcome to Plantins house

© Museum Plantin-Moretus – Photo LUCID


Museum Plantin-Moretus
Vrijdagmarkt 22
2000 Antwerp
www.museumplantinmoretus.be
11.04.2022 >

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Welcome to Plantins house

In 1576, Christophe Plantin relocated his printing works to the Vrijdagmarkt in Antwerp. His family lived and worked there for three hundred years. They converted the ‘Gulden Passer’ (‘Golden Compass’) into a beautiful mansion. The Plantin-Moretus family cherished their printing works, which had become a part of Antwerp’s heritage. The original residence and workshop of the Plantin and Moretus publishing dynasty offers a unique historical experience. No wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

11.04.2022 >

ANTWERP

Philip Aguirre y Otegui | L'invitation au voyage

© Museum Plantin-Moretus


Museum Plantin-Moretus
Vrijdagmarkt 22
2000 Antwerp
www.museumplantinmoretus.be
28.10.2022 > 29.01.2023

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Philip Aguirre y Otegui | L'invitation au voyage

Philip Aguirre y Otegui is gifting a selection of graphic works and drawings to the Print Room of the Museum Plantin-Moretus. An ideal opportunity for the museum to present an exhibition in close collaboration with the artist.
 

28.10.2022 > 29.01.2023

BRUGES

Face to face with death. Hugo van der Goes, old masters and new interpretations

Obsequium of Jan De Witte © Musea Brugge


Sint-Janshospitaal
Mariastraat 38
8000 Bruges
www.museabrugge.be
28.10.2022 > 05.02.2023

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Face to face with death. Hugo van der Goes, old masters and new interpretations

'The Death of the Virgin' by Hugo van der Goes is one of the most important works in Musea Brugge's world-famous collection of Flemish Primitive art. Between 2018 and 2022, the painting was subjected to an extensive and intensive process of restoration, with truly magnificent results. From autumn 2022, this masterpiece will feature both literally and figuratively as the central point in this outstanding exhibition at the Sint-Janshospitaal.
'The Death of the Virgin' has been part of our glorious cultural heritage for 550 years. Why does this painting continue to intrigue and inspire us, even today? How is it possible that after five centuries it still evokes universal and relevant topics that people wish to discuss?
 

28.10.2022 > 05.02.2023

BRUGES

Pieter Pourbus. Master of Maps

Pieter Pourbus, the coloured drawing of the 'Brugse Vrije', 1571 © Musea Brugge


Groeningemuseum
Dijver 12
8000 Bruges
www.museabrugge.be
01.12.2022 > 16.04.2023

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Pieter Pourbus. Master of Maps

In 1561, the Liberty of Bruges, the largest and richest castellany in the county of Flanders, commissioned Pieter Pourbus to paint a map of its entire territory, including all the roads, watercourses, villages and towns. Ten years later, the artist-cartographer delivered his completed magnum opus to his patrons. A work positioned midway between art and cartography, Pourbus’ detailed map depicts the harbour landscape of Bruges at the end of the 16th century in a unique manner. The work was made at a crucial turning-point in history, immediately prior to the start of the Eighty Years’ War and before industrialisation changed the configuration of the coastal landscape forever. As a result, the Pourbus map is one of the last invaluable accounts of the medieval landscape that once surrounded Bruges. At the same time, its skilled combination of scale, dimensions and details makes it a technical masterpiece of the very highest quality.

 

01.12.2022 > 16.04.2023

CHARLEROI

Stephan Gladieu. North Korea

© Stephan Gladieu


The Photography Museum
Avenue Paul Pastur 11
6032 Charleroi
www.museephoto.be
28.01.2023 > 21.05.2023

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Stephan Gladieu. North Korea

Over the course of various stays in Pyongyang and in the Korean countryside, the French photographer Stephan Gladieu took a fresh look at a country in the making. He did so without preconceptions, without militantism and without denunciation, succeeding in picking out the individual from within the group.  Stephan Gladieu endeavoured to define a genuine typology, encompassing men, women and children, trades and professions, in their workplaces and during their leisure activities. The portraits of individual figures or groups tap into our need to interpret them in various ways, capturing types and categories in the manner of August Sander. Stephan Gladieu’s North Korea provides a frontal, unflinching look at the country, an exchange of glances between the photographer and the people of North Korea.
See also War Toys by Brian McCarty, from 28 January to 21 May.
 

28.01.2023 > 21.05.2023

GHENT

Magali Reus. On like Scenery

Magali Reus, Candlesticks (Halogen Nerano)(detail), 2022 © Photo: Michal Brezinski


Museum Dhont-Dhaenens
Museumlaan 14
9831 Sint-Martens Latem
www.museumdd.be
30.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

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Magali Reus. On like Scenery

Occupying the entire museum, Magali Reus’ solo exhibition On Like Scenery brings together new photographic and sculptural works alongside paintings from MDD’s collection which have been selected and staged by the artist. Responding directly to the museum’s pastoral setting, On Like Scenery reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in transformation and the way in which different spaces, symbols and objects determine specific situations.
 

30.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

GHENT

Philippe Van Snick - Dynamic Project

Philippe Van Snick studio view, 2007 © Photo: Philippe Van Snick


S.M.A.K. (Stedelijke Museum voor Actuele Kunst)
Jan Hoetplein 2
9000 Ghent
www.smak.be
22.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

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Philippe Van Snick - Dynamic Project

Dynamic Project explores the wide-ranging oeuvre of Philippe van Snick (Ghent 1946-2019 Brussels). The exhibition is presented as a circle in which the artist’s struggle with the complexity of life and the world takes a central position. Van Snick’s work elaborates on a variable system that is both mathematical and poetic in nature. The decimal system (0-9) and the consistent 10-colour palette herald his artistic project, in which the artist uses the system as a pretext for the production of infinite possibilities. Special attention is paid to Van Snick’s intimate living environment: his garden and house in France, his lifelong fascination with nature and its beautiful structures and cycles. He instinctively combines these elements and bridges them with geometrical interventions. Dynamic Project includes his first sculptural analyses and mathematically-formulated explorations of time and space. The exhibition also focuses on Van Snick’s later encounters with colour. Colour as a ready-made, but also as a metaphor for doubt and vulnerability, as an independent expression of space. Philippe Van Snick’s artistic production also includes numerous innovative permanent projects in the public space.
 

22.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

GHENT

Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie OUT NOW, COW PARSLEY AND JAPONICA, Feb 5, 2022 © Photography: Jack Hems


S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst)
Jan Hoetplein 2
9000 Ghent
www.smak.be
26.11.2022 > 26.02.2023

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Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie (UK, Hythe 1934) is an internationally renowned figurative painter whose extensive body of work is inspired by a wide range of sources including literature, cinema, folklore, mythology and celebrity culture. Fascinated by honest, seemingly naïve forms of expression, the artist draws from clichéd as well as overlooked visual and narrative traditions. In her large-scale paintings, she effortlessly interweaves her vast knowledge of cultural production with observations and memories that evoke an impartial sense of wonder at everyday life. Although Wylie’s compositions are immediate and playful, the actual paintings are often preceded by multiple studies. They are underpinned by formal questions that are resolved by means of candid associations, remarkable scale distortions and unusual viewpoints. This exhibition is the first museum presentation of Wylie’s work in Belgium and will include a new series of paintings.
 

26.11.2022 > 26.02.2023

GHENT

Theodoor Rombouts

© Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637), Allegorie van de vijf zintuigen, ca. 1632, MSK.


MSK (Museum of Fine Art Ghent)
Fernand Scribedreef 1
9000 Ghent
www.mskgent.be
21.01.2023 > 23.04.2023

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Theodoor Rombouts

Without question, the highlight of the MSK’s festive year will be the first ever monographic exhibition of works by the baroque master Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637). The MSK will bring paintings from around the world to Ghent, where their joyful scenes and monumental compositions will come to life in a special circuit through the galleries. Young Rombouts left his native Antwerp for Italy in the early 17th century. Once there, he found inspiration in the works of the revolutionary artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and his successor Bartolomeo Manfredi (1582-1622). After returning to Antwerp, Rombouts developed an artistic identity that was entirely his own, achieving a sublime harmony between northern and southern styles of painting and forging a solid reputation in the Antwerp art world. The standout elements of Rombouts’ varied oeuvre are his huge, lively and sometimes moral-heavy genre scenes, with their merry, elegant groups of musicians and other figures. His neatly arranged compositions are often bathed in the mingled light and shadow that was so typical of southern painting, and infused with Rombouts’ signature vibrant colour palette.
 

21.01.2023 > 23.04.2023

HASSELT

Bags: Inside Out

© Modemuseum Hasselt


Modemuseum Hasselt
Gasthuisstraat 11
3500 Hasselt
www.modemuseumhasselt.be
23.12.2022 > 30.04.2023

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Bags: Inside Out

Bags: Inside Out is the most comprehensive exhibition devoted to the ultimate accessory.
With an exclusive look inside the world of the factory and atelier, this exhibition explores our longstanding fascination with the bag, from designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks. Featuring innovative designs from Mulberry to Karl Lagerfeld, bags carried by Jane Birkin to Sarah Jessica Parker, the heritage of Hermès to the streetwear of Off-White, and an exclusive look inside the world of the factory and atelier. The exhibition explores the function, status and craftmanship of bags. Examined by means of approximately 300 objects, varying in scale from tiny purses held on a fingertip to luxurious travel trunks, this thematic exhibition curated by Lucia Savi is a production of the Victoria and Albert Museum and explores the worldwide heritage of these coveted objects from the 16th century to the present day. Modemuseum Hasselt will be enriching this story with a Belgian dimension by contributing valuable pieces from its own collection.

 

23.12.2022 > 30.04.2023

HASSELT

Fitting In

Fitting In. Installation view Camping Multitude, Z33, Hasselt, 2022. © Selma gurbuz


Z33 - House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture
Bonnefantenstraat 1
3500 Hasselt
www.z33.be
02.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

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Fitting In

The world is increasingly becoming a pluriverse. How can we become part of a larger entity without losing sight of ourselves? This question forms the starting point of the group exhibition Fitting In. Artists and designers show how lavish our context can be if we are open to the many voices around us. They understand identities as being multi-layered or fluid. In dialogue with the visitor, they explore the boundaries between fashion, visual art, photography, design and the world.
 

02.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

HASSELT

Composite Presence. Bovenbouw Architectuur

Copyright: Composite Presence by Bovenbouw Architectuur, © Selma Gurbuz


Z33 - House for Contemporary Art, Design & Architecture
bonnefantenstraat 1
3500 Hasselt
www.z33.be
02.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

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Composite Presence. Bovenbouw Architectuur

In 2021, Composite Presence was presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The presentation by Bovenbouw Architectuur was very well received there and is now coming to Belgium for the first time. In Z33, a life-size model of fifty buildings exposes the friction between city and architecture.
 

02.10.2022 > 12.02.2023

HORNU

Gentile Futuro - A kind future. Michele De Lucchi

Michele De Lucchi – Limone, metallo grezzo – 2005 Collezione Il giardino © Michele De Lucchi


CID - Centre d'innovation et de Design
Rue Sainte Louise 82
7301 Hornu
www.cid-grand-hornu.be
05.02.2023 > 27.08.2023

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Gentile Futuro - A kind future. Michele De Lucchi

The CID - Grand-Hornu presents an exhibition of nearly 1200 m2 devoted to the work of Michele De Lucchi (°1951), the famous Italian architect and designer, and his multidisciplinary studio AMDL CIRCLE (aka Circle), which is internationally recognised for its humanistic approach to design. The 30-person transgenerational team is specialised in architecture, interior and product design, graphic design and installations.

05.02.2023 > 27.08.2023

HORNU

Les Fabriquesdu coeur et leur usage

HORNU-MACS_ Les Fabriques du coeur - Giuseppe Penone, Procedere in verticale, bronze, 1985 ©Adam Rzepka


MACS - Musée des Arts Contemporains
Rue Sainte-Louise 82
7301 Hornu
www.mac-s.be
23.10.2022 > 19.03.2023

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Les Fabriquesdu coeur et leur usage

The MACS will be celebrating its 20th anniversary by inaugurating its new season with an exhibition entitled Les Fabriques du coeur et leur usage, curated by Laurent Busine, the museum’s honorary director and founder. Devised in the form of a fairy tale, whose sometimes enigmatic signs can be freely interpreted by everyone, the exhibition is a poetic evocation of a world imagination, as perceived by the men and women living here who, with their own perspectives and driven by their emotions, translate it into works of art.
 

23.10.2022 > 19.03.2023

LA LOUVIERE

Pol Bury. Va-et-vient

LA LOUVIERE-Pol Bury, lithography Guggenheim Museum 1971 © Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée


Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée
Rue des Amours 10
7100 La Louvière
www.centredelagravure.be
28.10.2022 > 12.10.2022

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Pol Bury. Va-et-vient

In the context of the centenary of the birth of Pol Bury (1922-2005), the museum: Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée offers an immersive journey into the fascinating universe of this major artist, who was born in the La Louvière area. The exhibition brings together approximately 250 works, mainly from the world of printmaking. Fascinated by the movement, Pol Bury attempted to translate the infinite quest at the heart of his work as a sculptor onto paper. The forms slide, spread and transform, highlighting a practice with Surrealist origins and composed of various abstract experiments. Across two floors of the museum, the graphic work enters into dialogue with a selection of sculptures. Pol Bury was a tireless researcher, constantly inventing ways to produce new images: cuts, twists, atypical uses of presses. A unique opportunity to discover his ever-renewed inventiveness, mixed with a mischievous taste for geometry.
 

28.10.2022 > 12.10.2022

LEUVEN

Alabaster

© Rijksmuseum BK


M Leuven
Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28
3000 Leuven
www.mleuven.be
14.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

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Alabaster

Alabaster, more luxurious than gold and soft as velvet, was a very popular material in European sculpture. M and the Louvre Museum have teamed up to try to show examples of all aspects of the material by presenting masterpieces from the 14th to the 17th century. Stroll past Gothic altarpiece fragments, Baroque altars, unusual collectibles and gigantic tombstones, and let yourself be amazed by the possibilities offered by this unique material.
 

14.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

LEUVEN

Kato Six

M Leuven Kato Six © Eline Willaert


M Leuven
Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28
3000 Leuven
www.mleuven.be
14.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

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Kato Six

The work of Kato Six (Brussels, 1986) develops midway between abstract and figurative art. The artist works on different themes which she develops into series or ensembles. Architecture, design, domesticity and utensils all act as important references. Starting from there, she uses recognisable and everyday materials such as MDF, stone, plastic or textiles, seeking to question certain affinities and enable the viewer look at familiar objects or images from a different perspective. As a viewer, you feel connected to the object or image, but the actual meaning or function no longer applies.
 

14.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

LEUVEN

The Ten

M Leuven © Lieven Herreman


M Leuven
Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28
3000 Leuven
www.mleuven.be
28.05.2021 > 31.03.2024

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The Ten

M worked with ten participants, M’s guinea pigs, on a new collection presentation with artworks carefully selected from the M and Cera collection. The entire process was built up as a digital experiment, in the form of a game with multiple episodes. For each episode, points were earned which the guinea pigs had to use to get their favourite works of art into the collection presentation. Each episode ended with a voting round where works of art were eliminated.
 

28.05.2021 > 31.03.2024

LEUVEN

Maria Lactans

M Leuven © Dirk Pauwels


M Leuven
Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28
3000 Leuven
www.mleuven.be
08.03.2022 > 31.03.2024

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Maria Lactans

A mother breastfeeding her child – an intimate moment that has been depicted in various ways since time immemorial. Including as sculpture. In 2021, the 13th-century 'Maria Lactans' by Italian sculptor Brioloto de Balneo enriched the collection of M. An international masterpiece on a topical theme – now with its own focus room.
 

08.03.2022 > 31.03.2024

LIEGE

The Rothschild collectors. Female patrons and donors par excellence

Reynold Arnould, Portrait d'Alix de Rothschild, musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen (inv. 82.1.1) © Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, photo Patricia Touzard


La Boverie
Parc de la Boverie
4020 Liege
www.laboverie.com
21.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

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The Rothschild collectors. Female patrons and donors par excellence

Designed in partnership with The Louvre, this exhibition introduces visitors to the world of the Rothschild family, and particularly to the collections of certain women of family. Through a selection of over 350 works from around forty French institutions and private collections, the exhibition circuit will include works from all periods and all perspectives. Visitors will encounter great artists, such as Fragonard, Chardin, Delacroix, Cézanne, Claudel, Rodin and Egon Schiele, but also manuscripts from the Middle Ages, Italian Renaissance paintings, collections of jewels and porcelain and even works of art from Africa and the Far East. A huge number of artworks that bear witness to the history of tastes and collecting throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
 

21.10.2022 > 26.02.2023

MARIEMONT

Egypt - Everlasting passion

Raoul Warocqué au pied des pyramides, 1911-1912 © Musée royal de Mariemont


Royal Museum of Mariemont
Chaussée de la Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwelz
www.musee-mariemont.be
24.09.2022 > 16.04.2023

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Egypt - Everlasting passion

For 2000 years, Egypt has been a source of passion! It has never ceased to attract and intrigue. But why? The new exhibition at the Domaine et Musée royal de Mariemont explores the hold of ancient Egypt on the Western imagination. This autumn, admire works that mirror the fantasies generated by the land of the Pharaohs. With Egypt. Everlasting passion, we invite you to discover another side of Egypt.
 

24.09.2022 > 16.04.2023

MECHELEN

Hidden Gems. Seven centuries of Mechelen masterpieces

MECHELEN-Paul de Vos, Vogelconcert © foto Hugo Maertens, Collectie KMSKA - Vlaamse Gemeenschap


Museum Hof can Busleyden
Frederik de Merodestraat 65
2800 Mechelen
www.hofvanbusleyden.be
11.11.2022 > 25.06.2023

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Hidden Gems. Seven centuries of Mechelen masterpieces

Hidden Gems presents the very best of what Mechelen has produced throughout the centuries, with top works including those by Rubens, Jordaens and Faydherbe. Many of these hidden gems come from museum, private and heritage collections and are being exhibited to the public for the first time. A once in a lifetime opportunity to admire these works in real life.
 

11.11.2022 > 25.06.2023

OSTEND

Friends in a Field: Conversations with Raoul De Keyser

Raoul De Keyser, Lines, 1972. Collectie Mu.ZEE. Sabam Belgium 2023


Mu.ZEE
Romestraat 11
8400 Ostend
www.muzee.be
17.12.2022 > 21.05.2023

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Friends in a Field: Conversations with Raoul De Keyser

The work of the Belgian artist Raoul De Keyser (Deinze, 1930-2012) seen from the perspective of a number of historical and contemporary artists from around the world. Friends in a Field: Conversations with Raoul De Keyser takes the radical language of the artist of lightness, playfulness and beauty as the starting point for a conversation with a diverse group of artists who share a similar openness in their work in different ways. These connections foremost stem from a shared sensitivity and attention to the fragile elusiveness of the world. With Richard Aldrich, Forrest Bess, Matt Connors, René Daniëls, Raoul De Keyser, Vincent Fecteau, Maysha Mohamedi, Rebecca Morris, Betty Parsons, Amy Sillman, Ricky Swallow, Patricia Treib, Luc Tuymans and Lesley Vance. Curated by Douglas Fogle and Hanneke Skerath.
 

17.12.2022 > 21.05.2023

SENEFFE

From day to day, the 18th century

© Domaine de Seneffe M. Clinckemaille


Domaine du Château de Seneffe, Silver Museum of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Rue Lucien Plasman 7-9, 7180 Seneffe
www.chateaudeseneffe.be
26.02.2022 > 30.12.2023

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From day to day, the 18th century

An exhibition taking visitors behind the scenes of the 18th century. With the help of the almanac kept by the castle’s bailiff, visitors will discover a year in the life of its occupants. From room to room, the recreated life of the Estate unfolds over the seasons. The exhibition will provide insights into the owners’ enthusiasms, explore the traditions of the time, and reveal the little-known passages that were used by the castle’s servants.

26.02.2022 > 30.12.2023