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OFF Programme: Museums & Art Centres

ADAM - Brussels Design Museum

The Plasticarium Collection
Permanent exhibition presenting, from the plastics utopia in the ‘60s until today, the impact of plastics in design creation.

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 - Today
The exhibition offers the first large-scale examination of the relationship between club culture and design, from past to present. The exhibition presents nightclubs as spaces that merge architecture and interior design with sound, light, fashion, graphics, and visual effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk.

1 Place de Belgique
1020 Brussels (Laeken)
Mon to Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Metro: 6, Heysel stop
Tram: 7, Heysel stop

Photo: Volker Hinz, Grace Jones at « Confinement » theme, Area, New York, 1984 © Volker Hinz

ARGOS - Centre for Art and Media

Poetas sin alfabeto
Poetas sin alfabeto (‘Poets without an alphabet’) is the remarkable result of a collaboration between two very different artists. For this project they zoomed in on the concept of ‘Spain’ – a culture with its own traditions and mythology, a metaphor for histories coloured by domination and repression.
Artists: Vincent Dunoyer & Jan Vromman
Curated by Ive Stevenheydens

Look At Me

The second of a triptych of exhibitions with works from the Argos collection that explore the dialectic between photographic and moving images.
Curated by Andrea Cinel

Cherica Convents - Office Baroque
This video documents the thinking behind and making of Office Baroque, an on-site work by the American artist Gordon Matta-Clark.

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

Photo: Vincent Dunoyer & Jan Vromman, Poetas sin alfabeto, 2018. Courtesy of the Artists. Picture by Mirjam Devriendt.

Art & Marges Museum

Rencontres intergalactiques
Keen interest in the cosmos and space vessels are self-evident echoes in the works of André Robillard and Serge Delaunay on show in this exhibition.
Artists: Serge Delaunay, André Robillard

314 Rue Haute
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6, Porte de Hal stop
Tram: 3, 4, 51, Porte de Hal stop
Bus: 27, 48, Hôpital Saint-Pierre stop

Photo: Caption van de montage: André Robillard, Fusée Apollo 17, assemblage (technique mixte) et Serge Delaunay, ST, feutre sur papier.




Soft News (Charline Tyberghein)
In Tyberghein's paintings everyday symbols and objects are inflated into proper characters. The universal legibility of these symbols are hijacked by the artist and transformed into her personal alphabet.
Curated by Helena Kritis – Beursschouwburg
Wed to Sun 12 pm - 6 pm

Survive (Gerald Machona)
Survive is a collaborative artwork exploring dealing with the pursuit of knowledge through education.
Curated by Helena Kritis – Beursschouwburg
In collaboration with Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Looped screening, Wed to Sat 12 pm - 10 pm and Sun 12 pm - 6 pm

20-28 Rue Auguste Orts
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Metro: 1, 5, De Brouckère stop
Tram: 3, 4, Bourse stop
Bus: 48, 86, 95, Bourse stop

Photo: Gerald Machona, Survive (2018), courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery Johannesburg


Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain

Flamboyant. 'An Art de Vivre' in the Thirties
Flamboyant is an immersive exhibition, a project inviting the visitor into the house of a fictional collector of the '20s - '30s. By entering the Villa Empain he will rediscover this unique architectural jewel built in 1934, entirely refurnished in the Art Deco style and decorated with a multitude of paintings, sculptures and furniture from this period.
Curated by Louma Salamé

Heliopolis traces the history of the Egyptian city from ancient times to the modern city that was erected in the late nineteenth century, and the role played by Baron Edouard Empain in its construction. A series of objects and sculptures from prestigious European collections and museums will be presented during this exhibition.
Curated by Marie-Cécile Bruwier and Florence Doyen

67 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Tue to Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Tram: 8, 25, Solbosch stop
Bus: 71, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) stop

Photo: Georges De Kinder

BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts

Bernard van Orley. Brussels and the Renaissance
Bernard van Orley was one of the pivotal figures of the Renaissance in the Low Countries. BOZAR and other prominent Belgian institutions are teaming up for the first major monographic exhibition devoted to this 16th century artist. From all over the world works by Van Orley will travel back to the place where they were once created, to be reunited in one historic exhibition. A unique opportunity to (re)discover this Brussels master.
Curated by Véronique Bücken and Ingrid de Meûter

In the context of Bernard van Orley: Helga Humming. Anouk De Clercq with Vessel and Helga Davis.
On the invitation of BOZAR, artist
Anouk De Clercq has created a new piece that gives the works of art in the exhibition Bernard van Orley. Brussels and the Renaissance a contemporary twist. Together with the Institute for Systematic Musicology (IPEM) at Ghent University and the experimental music creator Vessel, De Clercq creates a sonorous environment that harks back to the vocal music of the renaissance period.

Richard Venlet. Its walls, floors, ceiling and windows
The work of the Brussels artist Richard Venlet combines sculpture, installation, art historical research, exhibition design and architecture. He transforms existing spaces into new spatial frameworks and presentation contexts in which the culture of exhibiting is explored. For his exhibition at BOZAR, Richard Venlet has assembled a diverse range of artefacts, props and archive material accumulated throughout his practice over the past 25 years.

Prints in the age of Bruegel
The exhibition Prints in the Age of Bruegel paints a lively picture of print production in the Southern Netherlands in Brueghel’s time.
Curated by Joris Van Grieken. Co-curated by Maarten Bassens.

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, 93, Palais stop
Bus: 29, 38, 63, 65, 66, 86,
Gare Centrale stop

Photo: © Richard Venlet, Cit Cit 2, Etablissement d'en face, Brussel, 2005

CC Strombeek

An exhibition by Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent
Contributions by: Leyla Aydoslu, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Marcel Broodthaers, Luc Deleu, Jean Glibert, Minja Gu, Joris Kerremans & Laurens Mariën, Anton Parys, Guy Rombouts, Noé Soulier, Lawrence Weiner, e.a.
Curated by Luk Lambrecht and Lieze Eneman

1 Gemeenteplein
1853 Strombeek-Bever
Mon to Sat 10 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Tram: 3, Esplanade stop
Bus: 820, Strombeek-Bever Gemeenteplein stop

Photo: Luc Deleu, 1969, Bibliotheek te Duffel © Luc Deleu | SABAM

Centrale for Contemporary Art

Meet the artist and book launch on Sat 27 Apr from 11am till 12:30 pm
Sophie Whettnall – Etel Adnan: La banquise, la forêt et les étoiles

The exhibition provides a dialogue between the Belgian born artist Sophie Whettnall and the Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist Etel Adnan.
Curated by Carine Fol

44 Place Sainte-Catherine
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Wed to Sun 10:30 am - 6 pm
Metro: 1, 5, De Brouckère stop
Tram: 3, 4, De Brouckère stop
Bus: 29, 66, 71, De Brouckère stop

Photo: Photo de la maquette de l’exposition, 2 © Lydie Nesvadba


Koungo Fitini
A photographic project realised in the district of Bamako, capital of Mali, between April 2013 and April 2015, during three journeys. The theme of this project is "the lives of street children in Bamako" and was largely realised by the children themselves.
Artist: Arnold Grojean

Le bout du monde
In this exhibition, the artist presents a series in which she wants to share a personal and intimate vision of her native village, Magnée in Belgium.
Artist: Lynn Vanwonterghem

4A Cité Fontainas
1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Special opening hours during Art Brussels:
Wed 12 pm - 6 pm, Thu to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat to Sun 1 pm - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6, Porte de Hal stop
Bus 27, 48, Cité Fontainas stop

Photo: Lynn VANWONTERGHEM, extrait de la série «Le bout du monde», 2017-2018.

Fondation A Stichting

Opening on Sat 27 April from 2 pm to 8 pm 

Cette maison n'est pas à vendre
Artist: Georges Senga
Curated by Jean-Paul Deridder

304 Avenue Van Volxem
1190 Brussels (Forest)
Opening hours during Art Brussels:
Sat 2 pm - 8 pm
Sun 1 pm - 6 pm
Tram: 32, 82, 97, Wiels stop
Bus: 49, 50, Wiels stop

Photo: Kadogos, Lubumbashi, 2012 © Georges Senga   


Fondation CAB

Opening on Tue 23 April from 6 pm till 9 pm

Fondation CAB invites the emblematic artist John Armleder to propose a unique exhibition, bringing together a community of artists with whom he previously collaborated or with whom he sustains an extensive conceptual exchange. The participating artists, thus working in the wake of this pioneer of Swiss conceptualism, appropriate his heritage in their own, free and eclectic manner.
Artists: John Armleder, Domenico Battista, Philippe Decrauzat, Sylvie Fleury, Christian Floquet, Poul Gernes, Fabrice Gygi, Stéphane Kropf, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Olivier Mosset, Mai-Thu Perret, Ralph Rumney, Blair Thurman and John Tremblay 
Curated by John Armleder

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

Photo: John M Armleder, Alentour, Fondation CAB, 2018.

Foundation Frison Horta

Foundation Frison Horta is located in a beautiful art nouveau building by Victor Horta from 1894. It was his third house and the only Horta house in the historical city centre with all its furnishings from the period, making it a time capsule; a living museum. Foundation Frison Horta is an active cultural bridge between East and West, preserving and sustaining rich Art & Crafts of a bygone era, in an artistic art de vivre form.

37 Rue Lebeau
1000 Brussels (city center)
Mon to Sat 10 am – 5 pm
Bus: 30, 33, 48, 95, Grand Sablon stop
Visits are 25€ per person

photo: Olivia Droeshaut

Fondation Thalie

Opening on Tue 23 April from 5 pm till 9 pm
Poetical reading on Sat 27 April at 5 pm

En même temps, elle sentit la matière du ciel
Fondation Thalie invites the artist Karine Rougier to reconstruct her studio in an immersive exhibition format and in dialogue with the ceramics of Alessandro Roma, marrying free and vegetal forms inspired by nature. Echoing the theme of the annual programme, the Renaissance, Artist as a Worker, a proposal that is part of the physicality of the gesture, that of painting, drawing, sculpting, a relationship to the material lived as an emergency, in reverse of our time increasingly dematerialised.
Artists: Karine Rougier and Alessandro Roma  
Curated by Nathalie Guiot

15 Rue Buchholtz
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Special opening hours during Art Brussels:
Wed to Sat 2 pm - 6 pm
Tram: 93, 94, Vleurgat stop
Bus: 38, 60, Van Eyck stop

Photo: Autour de nous, huile sur bois de Karine Rougier, 103 x 93 cm, 2018 © JC.Lett

Horta Museum

Collection de collectionneurs
The embroiderer Elisabeth Horth draws the portrait of twelve collectors in her embroidery. The intertwining of her thread creates a network that is both disconcerting and mischievous. Collectors who have taken part in this exercise will lend some of their masterpieces. The Horta Museum, meanwhile, will evoke the architect as an Asian art collector: the rooms will be studded with Japanese art works of the nineteenth century. The Horta workshop will host a prestigious collection of Art Nouveau furniture and objects.
Artists include: Paul Hankar, Victor Horta, Elisabeth Horth, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, Henry van de Velde, and others.
Curated by Benjamin Zurstrassen

27 Rue Américaine
1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Tue to Fri 2 pm - 5:30 pm (last entry 5 pm)
Sat to Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm (last entry 5 pm)
Tram: 81, 92, 97, Janson Stop
Bus: 54, Trinité stop

Photo: © Philippe de Formanoir

IMAL - Center for digital cultures and technology

Opening on Wed 24 April at 6 pm

Ways of Connecting
The exhibition places in conversation two pieces that reveal and translate in new forms the infrastructures and mechanisms underlying our connected environment. They are also related by their use of P2P web technologies, an alternative to the currently dominating model of centralised web. Red Lines, by Evan Roth, is an online synchronised viewing experience of contemplative videos that evoke critical points of the internet infrastructure. Renaming the Web, by Raphaël Bastide and Louise Drulhe, is an installation illustrating the structure and fragility of the peer-to-peer computer network that forms it.
Artists: Evan Roth, Raphaël Bastide and Louise Drulhe
Curated by Yannick Antoine

30-34 Quai des Charbonnages (2nd floor)
1080 Brussels (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean)
Wed to Sun 12:30 am – 5:30 pm
Metro: 1, 5, Comte de Flandre stop
Tram: 51, Porte de Flandre stop
Bus: 126, 127, 128 Klein Kasteeltje stop

Photo: Raphaël Bastide and Louise Drulhe , “Renaming the Web“, at Rinomina, 2018
Photo by Quentin Dubret, Courtesy: the artists and Rinomina


Late night opening in the presence of the artist on Fri 26 April from 6 pm to 9 pm

UNEXISTANT at first originated from a collection of names, of individualities generated by algorithmic operations of the reCAPTCHA system, which helps protecting websites by distinguishing humans from computers. Since 2013, by using reCAPTCHA, Alec De Busschère draws from the depths of the internet lists of names that he sets up as titles of existing or soon to be existing artworks. These series take a whole different turn when some of these (fake) individualities − using an application − start to chat within the exhibition space via images, sounds or texts.
Artist: Alec De Busschère
Curated by Catherine Henkinet

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

Photo: Heittu Sons, série UNEXISTANT, resin, wood, aluminium, plastic, 52cm x 73cm, 2015.

Jewish Museum of Belgium

Leonard Freed. Photographing the World Disorder
The fight for racial equality in the United States, Europe at the time of the Cold War, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or even police officers at work: far from choosing his subjects at random, Leonard Freed, one of the masters of the documentary photography (1929-2006), gives us to see ordinary individuals caught in the chaos of the world.
In partnership with the prestigious Magnum agency, the Jewish Museum of Belgium presents a retrospective of the work of American photographer Leonard Freed (1929 - 2006). In addition to the contact sheets, visitors can discover a hundred and sixty black and white prints from Freed. The exhibition ends with a thirteen-minute film in which the photographer tells how he constructed his subjects.
Artist: Leonard Freed
Curated by Bruno Benvindo and Pascale Falek-Alhadeff

21 Rue des Minimes
1000 Brussels (city centre) 
Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm 
Sat to Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Tram: 92, 93, Petit Sablon Stop
Bus: 30, 33, 48, 95, Grand Sablon stop

Photo: Strip-teaseuses, Atlanta. Etats-Unis, 1996 © Leonard Freed / Magnum Photos


deufert&plischke – Bal Populaire (Letters to Dance/Just in Time)
Would you write a hand-written note to ‘dance’? Choreographers deufert&plischke are coming to Brussels to collect ‘Letters to Dance’. To end the project with a bang, they are inviting everyone to dance at a veritable Bal Populaire.
Sat 8:30 pm.

Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen & Stine Sampers - Duet the City

Choreographers/dancers Vera Tussing and Esse Vanderbruggen re-situate their work in the urban landscape of Brussels and project it into a space of online sociality: Instagram. See the work develop on duetthecity. At Kaaitheater they invite you for a physical sharing of the digital material.
Sat 7:30 pm.

20 Sainctelettesquare
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Metro: 2, 6, Yser stop
Tram: 51, Yser stop

Photo: Vera Tussing_Duet the City © Stine Sampers


Daniel Linehan / Hiatus – Body of Work
The choreographies of the past continue to dwell in a dancer’s body. In this solo, Daniel Linehan explores these traces in his own body.
Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 8:30 pm and Sat 8:30 pm.
Tickets € 18 / € 14 / € 10 (to be booked in advance).

81 Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Metro: 1, 5, Sainte-Catherine stop
Tram: 51, Porte de Flandre stop

Photo: Daniel Linehan - Body of Work © Olivia Droeshaut

Kanal – Centre Pompidou

Afterwork on Thu 25 April from 5 pm to 11 pm

A new exhibition gathering design objects from the collections of MNAM-CCI, Centre Pompidou and ADAM – Brussels Design Museum, and bringing together more than 70 designers.
Artists include - e: Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Joe Colombo, Robert Mallet- Stevens, Ettore Sottsass, Superstudio,
Muller Van Severen, and many others.


An exhibition focusing on the notion of construction, which has permeated the history of modern sculpture since the early twentieth century.
Artists include: Larry Bell, Jeppe Hein, François Morellet, Haegue Yang, and others.
Curated by Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov

The Super-8 Triology
An installation by Ericka Beckman, overflowing the frame of the screen, these experimental films construct a world of radical originality, poised between the aesthetics of game playing, the culture of televised sports, and the genre of the musical comedy.
Artist: Ericka Beckman
Curated by Philippe-Alain Michaud

One, two, many

Manon de Boers film one, two, many is made of three performances exploring the existential space of the voice in its own particular way.
Artist: Manon de Boer
Curated by CINEMATEK in partnership with ARGOS – Centre for Art and Media and the Centre Pompidou Experimental Film Department

Miscellaneous Folies wishes to display the prospective enthusiasm of the Folies in order to escape, for a while, from the turpitudes of the world and to formalize ways of inhabiting it. The exhibition is coordinated and produced by CIVA, with the assistance of the Institut Français in Paris.
Curated by Benjamin Lafore, Cédric Libert, Sébastien Martinez Barat and Michel Mathy

Belgian photographer and artist
Philippe De Gobert has been invited to delve into the CIVA archives to select photos of buildings contemporaneous with the Citroën garage (built between 1927 and 1941), and to match these photos with a selection of pictures evoking the social context of the time.

After the first part featuring the history of the Citroën garage and architectural proposals for its future, Atelier Kanal presents the second part of the exhibition As Found, featuring raw architecture documents presented in the form of a cabinet of curiosities filled with drawings, graphic sketches, study models and samples of building materials: all pieces in preparation of the renovation work.

Quai des Péniches
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Wed 12 pm - 6 pm 
Thu to Sat 12 pm - 10 pm
Sun 12 pm - 6 pm 
Metro: 2, 6, Yser stop
Tram: 51, Yser stop
Bus: 47, 88, Yser stop

Photo: © Veerle Vercauteren © Fondation Kanal / Stichting Kanal


Opening on Wed 24 April from 6 pm to 9 pm

Contemporary artists' works will be installed in the museum located in the house-cum-studio of artist, painter, sculptor and draughtsman Constantin Meunier (1831-1905). The items on display trace more specifically the evolution of the master between 1875 and 1905, this "second life" in his own words, during which his Realist talent focused more on the social and industrial aspects of Belgium.
Artists include: Kasper Bosmans, Jonathan Boutefeu & Marina Pinsky, Aline Bouvy, Pauline Cambrai Emond, Gaillard & Claude, Jerome Gardening, Cléo Totti, Markus von Platen
Curated by Komplot

Musée Constantin Meunier
59 Rue de l’Abbaye
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Tue to Fri 10 am - 12 pm and 12:45 pm - 5pm
Weekend: groups by guided tour only
Tram: 8, 93, Abbaye stop
Bus: 38, 60, Van Eyck stop

Photo: Intérieur du musée Constantin Meunier, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

La Loge

Opening on Wed 24 April from 6 pm till 9 pm

Zoë Paul
La Loge invites Zoë Paul (b.1987, London, lives and works in Greece) to realise her first institutional solo exhibition outside of the UK opening in Spring 2019. At La Loge, Paul will unite new works and material experiments exploring the impermanence of life, holistic approaches to the land and fertility of the territory through a mythological lens.

86 Rue de l’Ermitage
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Extended opening hours during Art Brussels:
Thu to Sun 11 am - 7 pm
Tram: 8, 81, 93, Bailli stop
Bus: 54, Bailli stop

Photo: Zoë Paul, Fish, 2019

La Verrière/Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

Opening on Fri 26 April from 6 pm to 9 pm

Matters of Concern
Artists include: Igshaan Adams, Raymonde Arcier, Camille Blatrix, Jean-Baptiste Calistru, Gilles Clément, Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Shoshanah Dubiner, Anna Halprin, Karen Kamenetzky, Corita Kent, Maria Laet, La Fabric'Art Thérapie, Jean-Luc Moulène, musée du Compagnonnage de Tours, Mamadou Michel N’Diaye, Meret Oppenheim, Gina Pane, Violeta Parra, Artavazd Pelechian, Aline Ribière, Lois Weinberger

50 Boulevard de Waterloo
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Tue to Sat 12 pm - 6 pm
Metro: 2, 6, Louise stop
Tram: 8, 92, 93, 97, Louise stop
Bus: 33, Louise stop

 Photo: Lois Weinberger, Holding the Earth, 2010, photographic work, 60 x 90 cm, courtesy Salle Principale, Paris. Photo: Paris Tsitsos

MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art

Dream Box
The spirit of the 6th MIMA exhibition can be encapsulated in two words: immersive and playful. Called “DREAM BOX,” this chapter borrows its vocabulary from the language of magic: Optical illusion, special effects, and visual and musical incantation will guide your senses and make room for your imagination.
Artists include: Elzo Durt, Escif, Gogolplex, Hell'O, Felipe Pantone
Curated by Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt

39-41 Quai du Hainaut
1080 Brussels (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean)
Wed to Fri 10 am - 6 pm
Sat to Sun 11 am - 7 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

Photo: MIMAmuseum

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Wim Delvoye
Enfant terrible on the Belgian art scene, Wim Delvoye is known for his often corrosive humour, his taste of experimentation and his unbridled productivity. His reputation has long since passed the boarders of his homeland, and in recent years he carried out numerous exhibitions in countries as diverse as Canada, Azerbaijan, Russia, Luxembourg or even Iran. Designed in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium offers a wide panorama of his recent production and emphasises its multidisciplinary aspect.
Curated by Pierre-Yves Desaive

Thomas Lerooy: Behind the Curtain 
Belgian artist Thomas Lerooy (°1981) is known for his sculptures and drawings. In Behind the Curtain, the exhibition at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, he shows paintings alongside his sculptures for the first time. 
Curated by Michel Draguet 

Agnès Guillaume: 4 MY’s +
Agnès Guillaume's videos are of cinematographic quality and refer, in their form, to historical painting. These two aspects are underlined in the exhibition by the large dimension of the images, which inhabit and transform the space. Graphic works are also presented, in order to offer a complete overview of the artist's work.
Curated by Pierre-Yves Desaive

Dutch Spring – Frans Hals Portraits: a family reunion 
Focusing on the family portraiture of Dutch master Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), the exhibition is built around the reunion of three segments of the Van Campen Family Portrait, which was separated for unknown reasons in the later 18th century.
Curated by Liesbeth De Belie

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, Royale stop
Bus: 27, 33, 95, Royale stop

Photo: Tapisdermy: Tabriz (2010, Silk carpet on polyester mold); Wim Delvoye © Wim Delvoye


Opening Thu 25 April from 6 pm to 9 pm

The artists in FOR REAL play with, question, and criticise the ways in which their personages are being seen and heard in the digital – and physical – world. They push the boundaries, not only of what is expected and accepted at large, but also of the platforms and presentation contexts they appropriate to serve their goals.
Artists include: Arvyda Bystrom, Petra Collins, Petra Cortright, Sara Cwynar, Lauren McCarthy, Molly Soda, Nora Turato and Angela Washko, and Laurie Simmons
Curated by Karen Verschooren 

19 Rue de la Senne
1000 Brussels (city centre)
Special opening hours during Art Brussels:
Thu to Sun 1:30 pm - 6 pm
Tram: 51, 85, Arts et Metiers stop
Bus: 170, Arts et Metiers stop

Photo: © Molly Soda, Add me (2014)


Opening Wed 24 April from 6 pm to 9 pm

Joris Van de Moortel: Guitare Préparée
The exhibition project "Guitare Préparée" will display a sculptural installation functioning as a stage for a performance including visual and musical components. Music students will be involved with the performance, from which also emanates a strong physical and emotional appeal on the viewers.
Curated by Filip Luyckx

116 Rue des Palais
1030 Brussels (Schaerbeek)
Special opening hours during Art Brussels:
Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm
Tram: 32, 55, Liedts stop
Tram 25, 62, Lefrancq stop

Photo: © Joris Van de Moortel & Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris-Brussels. Exhibition view Cachivache Bugui Bugui, Institute for Fine Arts, Bozar, Brussels.


Studio Philip Vandenberg

Philippe Vandenberg is one of Belgium’s most radical artists. Supported by the Philippe Vandenberg Foundation, his oeuvre is now being rediscovered on an international level. During Art Brussels, his studio near Tour & Taxis will be open to the public, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate its atmosphere and the artist’s modus operandi.

1080 Brussels (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean)
Exact address communicated after RSVP at
Fri 1 pm - 5 pm
Sat to Sun 11 am - 5 pm

Photo: The children of Philippe Vandenberg, Guillaume, Hélène and Mo (from left to right), in his workshop in Molenbeek, Brussels, 2016. © Joke Floreal

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: Torsions, PF 657, (1963-1972), copyright Fondation Leblanc SABAM 2018

WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre

Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne: Liquid Intelligence 
Ellen Gallagher, one of the contemporary world's most prominent painters, bridges the gap between organic iconographies based on microbiological forms from oceanography, and racialized icons and symbols. She reinterprets both everyday images and black idols from pop culture as she wrangles with American history and culture. With her poetic and playful vocabulary, she explores North American stories and tropes that are also highly topical in current European debates on decolonization, underpinning an ecological consciousness of human existence. The collaboration of Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne, Dutch photographer and film artist, connects them in a reflection on the transformation of landscapes and worlds.
Curated by Dirk Snauwaert 

Benoît Platéus: One Inch Off
This exhibition devoted to Benoît Platéus is the first to look back at the artist’s work from his earliest photographs to his most recent paintings. Taking a non-linear approach, the exhibition includes some previously unseen works and sheds light on the concerns that recur in the artist’s work. A member of the generation that witnessed the digital revolution and the explosion of the image, Platéus fully embraces the creative possibilities of analogue and digital technologies in order to wrestle the question of the original, which he deforms, saturates, disfigures, dazzles, enlarges, erases or reverses.
Curated by Devrim Bayar

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

Photo: Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, detail of Highway Gothic, 2017. Courtesy of the artists. 

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