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OFF Programme: Highlights outside Brussels




Netwerk Aalst

Dialogues with people,
Dialogues with people, addresses the question of what other forms of communication arise at the edge of language, where language fails or even disappears completely, and where social relationships are challenged for their vulnerability. What shape does our society take when we explore the boundaries of language?
Artist: Imogen Stidworthy
Curated by Piet Mertens

15 Houtkaai
9300 Aalst
Tue to Sun 1 pm - 6 pm

Photo: 'Iris [A Fragment]', video still, Imogen Stidworthy 2018


M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art

Laure Prouvost
This exhibition will be the largest organised to date on the practice of artist Laure Prouvost. Offering a wide-angle panorama of Prouvost’s career – ranging from a key selection of her formative “monologue” video works, through to recent major installations – the exhibition will seek to portray the work of an artist developing complex thought through artistic languages. Taking a more acute direction, this museum survey will delve into the philosophical depths of Prouvost’s work, and will consider notions of language and communication, particularly of pre-verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as their incompatibility with the verbal.
Curated by Nav Haq

32 Leuvenstraat
2000 Antwerp
Tue to Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Thu 11 am - 9 pm

Photo: Laure Prouvost, The Wanderer (still), courtesy of the artist

Herbert Foundation

Time Extended / 1964 - 1978. Part III: Works and Documents from the Herbert Foundation
The long-term exhibition project Time Extended / 1964 – 1978 has reached its concluding chapter with Part III. The presentation sheds light upon the first generation of artists who have been part of the Herbert Collection since 1973 by disclosing a revised selection of works and documents.

Artists: John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Jan Dibbets, Luciano Fabro, Dan Flavin, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Mario Merz, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Niele Toroni, Lawrence Weiner, and Ian Wilson.
Curated by Anton Herbert and Laura Hanssens

627 A Coupure Links
9000 Ghent
Special opening hours during Art Brussels:
Sat 2 pm - 5 pm

Photo: Gilbert & George, Inca Pisco (A Drinking Sculpture) (1973) and Richard Long, Slate Circle (1979) in Time Extended / 1964 – 1978. Part III. Herbert Foundation, Ghent. Photo: Y. van der Hoeven.






Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

William N. Copley, Saskia Pintelon & Jenny Watson
This exhibition brings together artists who work(ed) mainly outside the regular art scene in Europe and America and develop(ed) an oeuvre that is highly innovative but resolutely defies any classification.

Five artists from the archives and collection of Jan Hoet
In dialogue with the family five artists were selected with whom Jan Hoet had a special collaboration during his life: Marina Abramovic, Michael Buthe, Mario Merz, Panamarenko en Royden Rabinowitch.

14 Museumlaan
9831 Deurle
Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Photo: Wangechi Mutu, "Mary & Magda", 2018. Courtesy of the Artist, Carolina Nitsch and Elisabeth Ross Wingate.


20 years
The Collection (1) | Highlights for a Future

In 2019, S.M.A.K. will be twenty years old. Reason enough to fill the whole museum with a selection from the collection for the first time. We shall lead you into the labyrinth of contemporary art on the basis of about 200 works (10% of the whole collection). In this exhibition we are not only looking back, but also at the present and the future. You will see parts of the S.M.A.K. collection as you never have before: from iconic art and works by well-known artists to hidden gems from the collection, supplemented by purchases made over the last twenty years.

Artists include: Francis Alÿs, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Kader Attia, Francis Bacon, Dara Birnbaum, Marcel Broodthaers, Christoph Büchel, N. Dash, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Wim Delvoye, David Hammons, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mark Manders, Isa Melsheimer, Panamarenko, Nedko Solakov, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Robert Therrien, Luc Tuymans, Rinus Van de Velde, Lois Weinberger, and others.
Curated by Philippe Van Cauteren in collaboration with Iris Paschalidis, Jeroen Staes and Thibaut Verhoeven.

1 Jan Hoetplein
9000 Ghent
Tue to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat & Sun 10 am - 6 pm

Photo: Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled (blue glitter), 2015, blauwe glitter, afmetingen variabel, Photo: Dirk Pauwels

M-Museum Leuven

Pieter Vermeersch
Painting is at the centre of the artistic practice of Pieter Vermeersch (1973). His canvases mostly relate to other media, such as photography and architecture. Space, time and colour are key concepts in his exhibitions, many of which consist of total installations. He is presenting a selective overview of his work from the past twenty years at M, in five monumental rooms.
Curated by Eva Wittocx

28 Leopold Vanderkelenstraat
3000 Leuven
Mon to Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Thu 11 am - 10 pm
Closed on Wed

Photo: Pieter Vermeersch, Untitled, 2016. Foto: Pieter Huybrechts




Tornado – Pascale Marthine Tayou
Tornado is Pascale Marthine Tayou’s solo exhibition in Mu.ZEE. It is the conclusion of an intense collaboration that began in early 2018 with a ‘prologue’ entitled Ik ben Gentenaar. During this time – and in anticipation of the exhibition – an artwork was added at regular intervals to the collection presentations in Mu.ZEE. Tayou challenged the museum not to play it safe but to start working with him from day one. The prologue Ik ben Gentenaar comprises five proverbial ‘chapters’, which in the exhibition Tornado are rewritten and supplemented with an explosion of images, words, stories and emotions. Tornado brings a limited selection of existing artworks from the artist’s rich oeuvre into dialogue with mainly new creations and site-specific installations.
Curated by Mieke Mels

11 Romestraat
8400 Ostend
Tue to Sun 10 am - 6 pm

Photo: ©Pascale Marthine Tayou – foto Steven Decroos

Vanmoerkerke Collection

Return to Sender Part II
Artists include: Alighiero Boetti, Robert Longo, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, among others.

10 Oud Vliegveld
8400 Ostend
Only by appointment via


Photo: Robert Longo, Men in the Cities (Frank, Gretchen, Eric, Cindy, Edmund, Anne ), 1982 - 1985. Copyright: Daniël De Kievith 

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