Okay it’s almost mid-March already, and because it’s been two weeks since I’ve posted on the blog I allow you to call me a lazy blogger. Between a very busy schedule at work and some intense apartment hunting sessions , I must admit that preparing new articles for the blog was not on the top of my priority list even though I tried to fill in with Instagram. I still managed to go see some exhibitions, I REALLY recommend you Ibrahim Mahama at White Cube if you are stopping by London, and took some times to prepare a little March Art Guide for you.
There are many new exhibitions opening this month in Brussels, Spring is definitely a busy season for the Belgian capital when it comes to art, so it was hard to decide which shows to feature. Hope you enjoy my selection, and keep sharing your visits with me on Instagram by tagging me.
Pol Bury “Time in Motion” at Bozar
Bozar is presenting until June 4th some works and archives from the Belgian artist Pol Bury, who was one of the founder of kinetic art in Belgium. Bury who started his career as a painter (he was part of CoBrA and Jeune Peinture belge), slowly got influenced by artists such as Calder and decided to slowly incorporate movement and motion in his work : “This retrospective is an opportunity to discover Bury’s vast and diverse oeuvre. Paintings, sculptures, mobile works, fountains, jewellery, graphic and written creations are all on display in the biggest exhibition Belgium has dedicated to this major artist in twenty years.“
When : Until June 4th// Address :23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussel
Antony Gormley “Living Room” at Xavier Hufkens
Last year I wrote an article about Gormley’s impressive exhibition “Fit” at White Cube, I’m very sensitive to his art, to the way he is using proportions,space, lines, scales and his reflection on the body. I was delighted to see that Xavier Hufkens was showing Gormley’s work in Brussels this month: “The exhibition borrows its title from LIVING ROOM, the new two-part sculpture around which the exhibition is centred. As is typical of Gormley’s oeuvre, this installation departs from a concrete and tangible given: the artist’s own body. Working from three-dimensional scans, the resulting figures have been reduced to a series of interpenetrating cell-like structures, some of which are solid, others of which are open.” Read more here.
When : Until April 8th// Address :6 rue St-Georges, 1050 Brussels
BelgianArtPrize 2017 Exhibition at Bozar
“Since 1950, the non-profit association La Jeune Peinture Belge, a group of art-lovers, professionals and collectors, has organised a biennial art prize with as goal supporting artistic talent in Belgium and offering it a platform.” This year the four artists shortlisted for the prize are Edith Dekyndt, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Otobong Nkanga, and Maarten Vanden Eynde. They will be exhibiting at Bozar between March 17th and May 28th. Read more about BAP here.
When : Opening March 17// Address :23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussel
Le Mépris by Godard at Cinematek
A perfect occasion to watch or rewatch one of Godard’s most iconic film on a big screen. Make sure to check the Cinematek “Classics” programme , there are plenty of amazing films screening for the pleasure of the most cinephiles among you.
When : March 26 at 15h // Address : 9 rue Baron Horta, 1000 Bruxelles
Yves Klein “Theatre of the Void” at Bozar
Curated by Darren Pih, “Theatre of the Void” will present some unseen (or very rarely exhibited) works by French artist Yves Klein. Probably one of the most important and controversial artist who emerged in the 50’s in France, Klein (and his famous blue) was like Duchamp before him a visionary and somehow revolutionised abstract painting and art by opening it to new kinds of media. I can’t wait to see this exhibition, and you should too.
When : Opening March 29// Address :23 Rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussel
Still on view : Sketch My Mind at La Galerie les années 50′ (until 23/03),Johan Creten at Almine Rech (until 08/04), and Sven’t Jolle at Wiels (until 19/03).
Also opening this month in Brussels : Xavier Mary at Albert Baronian (16/03), Nedko Solakov at Dvir Gallery (25/03), and Jorge Mendez Blake at Meessen De Clercq (31/03).
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6 replies on “Art Guide – What To See In Brussels In March”
Toujours un plaisir de découvrir tes recommandations, bien vu pour Le Mépris 👌
Je vais courir à Xavier Hufkens! Merci
Il s’en passe des choses à Bruxelles ! Je me réjouis de venir y passer un weekend fin du mois, votre guide sera très utile (ainsi que celui des Coffee shops 😉 ). Une lectrice de Lille.
Otobong Nkanga is an amazing artist and performer, glad she will be part of the show at Bozar.
Tellement hâte pour Klein!
Bozar en force ce mois-ci, ils font ça bien. Tu as vu leur nouveau shop? Bonne semaine