OFF Programme: Museums & Art Centres

ADAM - Brussels Design Museum

The Plasticarium Collection
Permanent collection containing as much as 2,000 pieces, from everyday objects to pieces of art, from the plastics utopia in the ’60s and Pop Art till today.

Soviet Design. Red Wealth [1950-1980]
Retrospective showcase bringing together daily objects and graphics designed in the USSR in the past century.
Curated by Alexandra Sankova (Director Moscow Design Museum) and Alena Sokolnikova

Atomium. A love story since 1958
Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Expo ’58, the first international exhibition to take place after the Second World War and a celebration of the return to peace, humanism and modernity.
(At the Atomium)

ADAM – Brussels Design Museum
1 Place de Belgique
Square de l’Atomium
1020 Brussels (Laeken)
Mon to Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Metro: 6 - Tram: 7, Heysel stop

Photo: © Christophe Licoppe

ARGOS - Centre for Art and Media


Artists include: Aisha Adepoju, Herman Asselberghs, Duane Michals, Fairuz Ghammam, Alfredo Jaar, Maria Jerez & Edurne Rubio, Ria Pacquée, Shelly Silver, Bo Vloors, Chu Yun-tien, among others.
Curated by Andrea Cinel

Get Help
Artists: Canadian-American duo
Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby
Curated by Ive Stevenheydens

Il Cretto
Premiere screening of Brussels-based artist Aglaia Konrad

13 Rue du Chantier
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Wed to Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6 - Tram: 51, Yser stop

Photo: Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, 'Get Help', 2018. Courtesy of the Artists. 

Art & Marges Museum



Guy Brunet, réalisateur et Josselin Pietri, karatéka 
Artists: Guy Brunet and Josselin Pietri
Curated by Tatiana Veress

314 Rue Haute
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6 - Tram: 3, 4, 51, Porte de Hal stop
Bus: 27, 48, Hôpital Saint-Pierre stop

Photo: Josselin Pietri





Un Hombre que Camina (A Man Walking)
Video by the Chilean artist Enrique Ramírez
HD video, Spanish, 22 min, looped screening, starts every half hour
Curated by Helena Kritis
In collaboration with Michel Rein Gallery

20-28 Rue Auguste Orts 
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Wed to Sat 10 am - 10 pm (starts every 30’)
Metro: 1, 5, De Brouckère stop - Tram: 3, 4
Bus: 48, 86, 95, Bourse stop

Photo: © Enrique Ramírez 


Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

Works by modern and contemporary artists explore issues such as nostalgia for ancient forms and a bygone era, the depiction of solitude, ruins and passing time. 
Artists include: Marlene Dumas, Yto Barrada, Marwan, Manal Al Dowayan, Saliba Douaihy, Jafar Islah, Lionel Estève, Claudio Parmiggiani, Mathieu Mercier, 
Rémy Zaugg, Jef Geys, Geert Goiris, On Kawara, Melik Ohanian, Martin Kippenberger, Farah Atassi, Barbara Bloom, El Anatsui, Elger Esser, Pascal Convert, Félicien Rops, Paul Delvaux, Giorgio De Chirico, Léon Spilliaert, Alberto Giacometti, Giuseppe Penone, Samuel Yal, Joseph Beuys, Eli Cortiñas, Constant Permeke, Tatiana Wolska, Lamia Ziadé, Kiki Smith, among others.
Curated by Louma Salamé

67 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Tue to Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Tram: 25, 94, Solbosch stop
Bus: 71, Université Libre de Bruxelles stop

Photo: Claudio Parmiggiani, Senza Titolo, 2009, Book, plaster cast, clock. Courtesy of the artist and Meessen De Clercq, Brussels



Eyes Wild Open
Group show by photographers: Robert Frank, William Klein, Ed van Der Elsken, Takuma Nakahira, Ishiuchi Miyako, Christer Strömholm, Anders Petersen, Dolorès Marat, Paulo Nozolino, Antoine d'Agata, Klavdij Sluban, Michael Ackerman, Jehsong Baak, Olivier Pin-Fat, Tiane Doan Na Champassak,Lorenzo Castore, Arja Hyytiäinen, Jacob Aue Sobol, Alisa Resnik, Gilles Roudière, Stéphane Charpentier, Gabrielle Duplantier, Yusuf Sevincli, Sohrab Hura, Sébastien Van Malleghem, among others.
Curated by Marie Sordat

236 Rue Royale
1210 Brussels (city centre)
Wed to Sun 12 noon - 8 pm
Metro: 2, 6 - Tram: 92 & 93
Bus: 61, Botanique stop

Photo: Untitled, 1986. © Olivier Pin-Fat

BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts

Fernand Léger. Beauty is Everywhere 

This remarkable exhibition about one of the best-known modern artists, and a passionate observer of a bustling century, aims to present every facet of his work.
Organised by Centre Pompidou-Metz in partnership with the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR)
Curated by Ariane Coulondre

Installation by Benoit Platéus (Young Belgian Art Prize 2003) who, like Léger, draws his inspiration from everyday reality and alternates between various media: photography, video, drawing and sculptures. 

23 Rue Ravenstein
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Sun 10 am - 6 pm, Thu until 9 pm, closed on Mon 
Metro: 1, 5, Gare Centrale stop - Tram: 92, 94, Palais stop - Bus: 27, 29, 34, 38, 63, 65, 66, 71, 95, Bozar stop

Photo: Fernand Léger, Les Loisirs-Hommage à Louis David, 1948 – 1949 Huile sur toile, 154 x 185 cm Achat de l’Etat, 1950 Attribution, 1950 numéro d’inventaire : AM 2992 BIS P Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris - Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Jean-François Tomasian/Dist. RMN-GP © SABAM Belgium 2018

BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts

Spanish Still Life
Artists include: Juan Sánchez Cotán, Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, among others.
In collaboration with Musei Reali di Torino
Curated by Ángel Aterido

Kehinde Wiley. Lit
Kehinde Wiley is fascinated by the iconography of the sacred. BOZAR welcomes five stained glass pieces by the African-American artist, centered around representations of vulnerability in Christianity.
In collaboration with Galerie Templon

23 Rue Ravenstein
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Sun 10 am - 6 pm, Thu until 9 pm, closed on Mon
Metro: 1, 5, Gare Centrale stop - Tram: 92, 94, Palais stop - Bus: 27, 29, 34, 38, 63, 65, 66, 71, 95, Bozar stop

Photo: Juan Sánchez Cotán, Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber Ca. 1602 San Diego, gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam © The San Diego Museum of Art

BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts

Dirk Braeckman
Double exhibition in collaboration with
M-Museum Leuven, following Braeckman’s
solo show at the Venice Biennial 2017
Curated by Eva Wittocx

Hugo Claus, Con amore
Exhibition devoted to Flanders’ most
acclaimed author.
Curated by Marc Didden

23 Rue Ravenstein
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Sun 10 am - 6 pm, Thu until 9 pm,
closed on Mon
Metro: 1, 5, Gare Centrale stop - Tram: 92, 94,
Palais stop - Bus: 27, 29, 34, 38, 63, 65, 66,
71, 95, Bozar stop

Photo: B.O. D.F. 17, 2017 (c) Dirk Braeckman Courtesy of Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

CC Strombeek


Anetta Mona Chişa
Lucia Tkáčová

1 Gemeenteplein
1853 Strombeek-Bever
Mon to Sat 10 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Tram: 3, Esplanade stop
Bus: 230, 231, 232, Kerk Strombeek stop

Photo: Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, glass, stone, metal, pickled vegetables, 2017. © Peter Snadik

Centrale for Contemporary Art

Private Choices
Showcasing a selection of works from eleven Brussels-based private collections including Belgian and international artists.
Collections: Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Walter Vanhaerents, Alain Servais, Veys-Verhaevert, Yolande De Bontridder and six other collectors who chose to remain anonymous.
Curated by Carine Fol

44 Place Sainte-Catherine
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Wed to Sun 10:30 am - 6 pm
Metro: 1, 5 - Bus: 29, 66, 86, 126, 127, 128, 214, De Brouckère stop

Photo: Private Choices, De Bontridder © Viviane Joakim

Espace Photographique Contretype

Group show by: Maud Faivre, Antoine Grenez, Youqine Lefevre, Lucas Leffler, Els Martens, Jade Varidel.

4a Cité Fontainas
1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Wed to Fri 12 noon - 6 pm
Sat & Sun 1 pm - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6 - Tram 3, 4, 51
Bus: 27, 48, 123, 136, 137, Porte de Hal stop

Photo: © Els Martens, from the series “Stek”, 2014-2016. 

Etablissement d'en face

Quelle fleur est-il ?
Artists include : Filip Gilissen

32 Ravensteinstraat
1000 Brussels
Wed to Sun from 2 pm to 6 pm
Metro: 1, 5, Gare Centrale stop, Bus: 27, 29,
34, 38, 63, 65 & 66, 71, 95, Bozar stop

Photo: Quelle  fleur est-il? © Filip Gilissen


Fondation A Stichting

Opening on Saturday 21 April from 2 pm till 8 pm
Adventures in the Lea Valley
Artists: Polly Braden and David Campany
Curated by Jean-Paul Deridder

304 Avenue Van Volxem
1190 Brussels (Forest)
Sun 1 pm - 6 pm
Tram: 82, 97 - Bus: 49, 50, Wiels stop

Photo: Saturday Morning Stamford Hill Spring, 2006 © Polly Braden, David Campany


Fondation CAB

The Brutal Play
This show brings together sculptors whose practice, since 1920 and Constructivism, relies on visual, spatial and technical aspects linked with Modernism and Brutalist architecture from the 1950s and 1960s.
Artists include: Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Charlotte Posenenske, Ramon Feller, Kilian Rüthemann, Niklaus Wenger, Emilie Ding, Valentin Carron, Karsten Födinger, Alexander Rodtchenko, among others.
Curated by Matthieu Poirier

32-34 Rue Borrens
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm
Tram: 81 - Bus: 38, 59, 60, 71, Flagey stop

Photo: Speed and Aluminum and Trembling, Valentin Carron, 2017, Panneaux composite, acrylique. © Annick Wetter

Foundation Maison Frison Horta

MAHARANIS - Women of Royal India
Hôtel Frison, designed by Victor Horta houses a foundation that aims to restore, preserve and share the story of Art Nouveau and the connection with India in various artistic forms and build a cultural bridge between East & West through art, craft and savoir faire, creating a rich exchange between the two continents just as it was during the glorious period of the silk route & the Belle Epoque. The current show focuses on the Maharani spouses of the Maharajas, their rich historical heritage and lifestyle in princely India through photography, jewellery, drawings and objects (Cartier and Boucheron from early 1900 - 1950). 
Artists include: Henri Cartier-Bresson and Cecil Beaton, and other renowned photographers.

Only by appointment via
Visits are € 25 per person
37 Rue Lebeau
1000 Brussels
Bus: 48, 95, Grand Sablon stop

Photo: © Sophie Voituron


Gluon Foundation

Solo show by Emmanuel Van den Auwera

The exhibition shows the work developed by the artist during a 3-month residency in the Brain and Emotion Lab at the University of Maastricht under the direction of Beatrice de Gelder and her team.
It is the first exhibition in a series of three exhibitions at Gluon curated by Fundamental Research in 2017/18.

2-4 Rue de l'Abattoir
1000 Brussels
Saturday 12:30 pm - 6 pm
Tram: 51, 82, Art et Métiers stop


Horta Museum

Pierre Bonnefille
Solo show by Pierre Bonnefille
Curated by Françoise Aubry

Victor Horta et la lumière
Curated by Jos Vandenbreeden and Françoise Aubry
In collaboration with CIVA

27 Rue Américaine
1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Tue to Sun 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Tram: 81, Trinité stop, 92, 97, Janson Stop
Bus: 54, Trinité stop

Photo: Pierre Bonnefille © Luca Bonnefille


IMAL - Center for digital cultures and technology

Opening on Wednesday April 18 at 6:30 pm
#Layers Contemporary Art in the Digital Era
Artists include: Marco Cadioli, Alessandro Capozzo, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Luca Grillo, IOCOSE, Kamilia Kard, Eva & Franco Mattes, Marco Mendeni, Martina Menegon, Filippo Minelli, Simone Monsi, Alice Palamenghi, Guido Segni, Emilio Vavarella, Carlo Zanni, among others.
Curated by Fabio Paris
Production: Link Art Center
Organisation: iMAL

iMAL Extra Muros 
at La Raffinerie (Charleroi Danse)
21 Rue de Manchester
1080 Brussels (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean)
Wed to Sun 1 pm - 6 pm 
Metro: 2, 6, Delacroix stop 
Tram: 82, Duchesse de Brabant stop
Bus: 86, Duchesse de Brabant stop

Photo: Capitolo finale, Simone Monsi, 2016



Finissage on Sunday 22 April from 3 pm till 6 pm
On sort en bande, Labor of Love, Salad jours
Artist: Béatrice Delcorde
Curated by Mélanie Rainville

31 Boulevard de Waterloo
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6 - Tram: 92, 94, 97, Louise stop
Bus: 54, 71, Porte de Namur stop

Photo: Béatrice Delcorde, ISELP 2018

Kaaitheater / Kaaistudios


The Breath Cycle
Performance by Fabrice Samyn

81 Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Fri 3 pm & Sat 3 pm  
(no admittance after 3 pm)
Tickets € 14/ € 10/ € 10 
(to be booked in advance)
Metro: 1, 5, Sainte-Catherine stop 
Tram: 51, Porte de Flandre stop

Photo: A Breath Cycle, Fabrice Samyn © Fabrice Samyn

La Cambre

Slow Dating
Artists include: Anna Dea Aillaud, Dimitri Autin, Fanny Davio, Lou Emanuelli, Anatole Klingberg, Imane Otzenberger, Huiwon Park and Jeongeoun Seo (students of the Sculpture department, La Cambre).
In collaboration with Bernard Prévot
An initiative of Michael Dans and Johan Muyle

14 Abbaye de La Cambre
1000 Brussels (Ixelles)
Fri to Sat 12 noon - 6 pm
Tram: 93, 94, Abbaye stop


La Loge

Voici des fleurs
Artists include: Akarova, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Hanne Lippard, Caroline Mesquita, among others.

86 Rue de l’Ermitage
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Extended opening hours during Art Brussels: Thu to Sat 10 am - 7 pm
Tram: 81, 93, 94 - Bus: 54, Bailli stop

Photo: Voici des fleurs © Pauline Curnier Jardin

La Verrière/Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

Special late opening on Friday 20 April from 7 pm till 9 pm
Marie Cool Fabio Balducci
Curated by Guillaume Désanges

50 Boulevard de Waterloo
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Wed to Sat 12 noon - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6 - Tram: 92, 93, 94, 97, Louise stop

Photo: Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, no title, metal ruler, ballpoint pen, desk, 2001 Action, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artists © Marie Cool Fabio Balducci



Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium


Promises of a Face. The Art of the Portrait
The museums explore their collections by focusing on the art of portraiture. The show starts from the birth of the individual in the 15th century to explore its multiple facets, by going beyond the limits of Western art to confront humanity in its diversity and universality.
Artists include: Francis Bacon, Michaël Borremans, James Ensor, Jan Fabre, Peter Paul Rubens, Marc Trivier, Luc Tuymans, Anthony Van Dyck, Stephan Vanfleteren, Vincent Van Gogh, among others.
Curated by Michel Draguet

Still Life
Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto in dialogue with works from the Old Masters
Curated by Michel Draguet

Thinking the Veil
Solo show of Belgian artist Michel Mouffe presenting a series of works that constitute the culmination of his research on light and colour.
Curated by Michel Draguet

My Queens
Solo show of Belgian artist Jan Fabre where eight bas-reliefs of women and a portrait of the Queen are put on display (in the “Jordaens Room”).
Curated by Joost Vander Auwera and Pierre-Yves Desaive

The Beginning and The End
Monumental work by Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui exhibited in the main hall. 
Curated by Pierre-Yves Desaive

3 Rue de la Régence
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Fri 10 am - 5 pm
Sat & Sun 11 am - 6 pm 
Metro: 1, 5, Parc stop - Tram: 92, 93
Bus: 27, 38, 71, 95, Royale stop

Photo: Francis Bacon, Pope with Owls (detail) © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium / photo: J. Geleyns - Art Photography

MAD - Brussels Fashion and Design Platform

OWN, a Brussels-based label that produced a subtle wardrobe for men and women between 1999 and 2007, playfully interrogates fashion codes and customs. Currently the label collaborates with prestigious fashion houses such as Maison Martin Margiela, Balenciaga, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Acne Studios. For this show OWN invited a range of creative actors, from designer to scenographer, photographer, florist, graphic designer, architect and choreographer, to delve into their archives and reinvent them.
Artists include: Nicolas Karakatsanis, Leonardo Van Dijl, Thierry Boutemy, Mariam Mazmishvili, Lhoas & Lhoas, Joachim de Callataÿ, Singular Paris, Pam&Jenny, ZOO/Thomas Hauert, among others.
Created by Thierry Rondenet & Hervé Yvrenogeau (OWN)

10 Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Wed to Sun 11 noon - 6 pm
Metro: 1, 5 
Bus: 86, 126, 127, 128, Dansaert stop

Photo: © Alexandra Bertels

MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art

Work of two Swedish artists who have emerged from the graffiti world and go by their pseudonyms of Akay & Olabo. The exhibition takes us headlong  into their urban adventures, which consist of forbidden explorations of abandoned locations. To reach the end, visitors to Wonderland must solve  puzzles all the way through.
Artists include: Akay & Olabo
Curated by Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt

39-41 Quai du Hainaut
1080 Brussels (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean)
Wed to Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Metro: 1, 5, Comte de Flandre stop
Tram: 51, Porte de Ninove stop, 82, Triangle stop
Bus: 86, 126, 127, 128 Porte de Ninove stop or Triangle stop

Photo: Nomads © Akay & Olabo




Special late opening with drinks on Friday 20 April from 6 pm till 9 pm
Flavia Da Rin
Solo show of the Argentinian photographer whose works pioneered Snapchat and the explosion of the selfie and whose trademark style is constantly evolving through her edgy self-portraits.

19 Rue de la Senne
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Thu 10 am - 6 pm
Fri 10 am - 9 pm
Sat & Sun 12 noon - 6 pm
Tram: 51, 82 - Bus: 86, 126, 127, 128, Porte de Ninove stop

Photo: Untitled (Lago 3), 2007 © Flavia Da Rin

ThalieLab | Thalie Art Foundation

Opening on Wednesday 18 April from 5 pm till 9 pm
Le qui des choses
A dialogue between Hemali Bhuta and Gyan Panchal

15 Rue Buchholtz
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Tue to Sat 2 pm - 6 pm and by appointment
Parking available nearby at the address 8 rue Buchholtz
Tram: 93, 94, Vleurgat stop
Bus: 38, 60, Van Eyck stop

Photo: Gyan Panchal, L’haleine, 2014 © Yohann Gozard

van Buuren Museum


Permanent collection & the gardens

The collection represents five centuries of art. 
Artists include: the two sons of Brueghel, Francesco Guardi, Henri Fantin-Latour, James Ensor and Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Signac, Tsugouharu Foujita, Max Ernst, Constant Permeke, Rik Wouters, Gustave De Smet, Gustave Van de Woestyne, among others.

41 Avenue Léo Errera
1180 Brussels (Uccle)
Mon to Sun 2 pm - 5:30 pm, closed on Tue
Tram: 3, 7, Churchill stop

Photo: "The Fall of Icarus", Peter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1595

Walter & Nicole Leblanc Foundation

Permanent exhibition devoted to the Belgian kinetic and optical art artist Walter Leblanc

1118 Chaussée de Gand
1082 Brussels (Berchem-Sainte-Agathe)
Visits possible on Friday 20 April, on request at
Tram: 82, Genot stop

Photo: 982: Walter Leblanc, Torsions TO 90, 1973, 50 x 50 cm © Walter Leblanc SABAM 2017

WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre

The value of an artwork cannot be reduced to its price

Drawing on a selection of art-historical, museum quality works from the 1980s and 1990s in Belgian private collections, this exhibition narrates this pivotal moment in the history of art when artists, making use of concepts such as simulacrum, simulation and value, tinkered with the paradigm of the artwork’s unique character. The show features 75 artists from 35 private collections.

Curated by Dirk Snauwaert

354 Avenue Van Volxem
1190 Brussels (Forest) 
Extended opening hours during Art Brussels:
Thu to Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Tram: 82, 97 - Bus: 50, 49, WIELS stop

Photo: Louise Lawler, Every Other Picture, 1990. Cibachrome with text on wall, 101.6 x 134.62 cm. Lhoist Group Collection. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. 

WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre

Finissage on Sunday 22 April from 1 pm to 9 pm
Saâdane Afif: Paroles

Saâdane Afif creates artworks that enable him to involve other people in his artistic practice. He explores the processes of translation and interpretation that are inherent in any encounter with a work of art. The exhibition Paroles presents an overview of his work of the past 15 years.
Curated by Zoë Gray

354 Avenue Van Volxem
1190 Brussels (Forest) 
Extended opening hours during Art Brussels:
Thu to Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Tram: 82, 97 - Bus: 50, 49, WIELS stop

Photo: Power Chords, Saâdane Afif, 2006 © Jérôme Schlomoff


Opening on Saturday 14 April at 8 pm
Karl Holmqvist 
Vitrine + Lecture/Performance 
24h/24 h (on show – vitrine)

1 Rue Lambert Crickx
1070 Brussels (Anderlecht)
Tram: 3, 4, 51, Lemonnier stop


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