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Europalia Arts Festival Indonesia

Disover the three main exhibitions of the Festival

Ancestors & Rituals - 11 10 '17 > 14 01 '18 @ BOZAR

Power and other things. Indonesia & Art (1835-now) - 18 10 '17 > 21 01 '18 @ BOZAR

Archipel - 25 10 '17 > 21 01 '18 @ La Boverie

Since 1969, the EUROPALIA arts biennial invites you to discover the art and cultures of a guest country. The festival doesn’t limit itself to a single genre or discipline. Do you like to marvel at archaeological treasures or contemporary installations? Do you enjoy world and classical music, hip hop and punk? Are you a great fan of traditional puppet theatre or experimental dance? Or do you like to discover the world through a good book or an exciting movie? In the EUROPALIA programme, you are bound to find something you will enjoy!


Tshela tendu & Vincent Meessen - Patterns for (Re)Cognition
16 juni ’17 — 10 september ’17

Following exhibitions at the KIOSK in Ghent  (2013) and the Kunsthalle in Basel (2015), this summer  Vincent Meessen will be revealing the third version of Patterns for (Re)cognition at BOZAR. In this exhibition-in--exhibition, the artist looks at a gap in the modern art historiography of Belgium and the Congo. Acting as artist and curator he creates a unique context with modular structures, 16 millimetre films, 19th century objects and a sound installation. Together these serve to frame the abstract watercolours of Tshela tendu (Congo, circa 1880-1950) within the modernist heritage. Although this Congolese painter exhibited in Brussels, Paris, Rome and Geneva in the early 1930s, his work was subsequently and unjustifiably forgotten. Focusing on the abstract work of this Congolese pioneer, this exhibition contributes to the renewed interest Tshela tendu’s work enjoys progressively in Europe.


Brussel is een Plaizir
16 juni ’17 — 10 september ’17

What did Brussels look like 50 years ago? From June to September BOZAR will be taking you back in time with an exhibition about the Plaizier publishing house. Since 1977 this Brussels publishing house has built up an image library including vintage postcards, prints, calendars and books. Architectural gems and urban transformations are all portrayed, together with items that illustrate the resolute path pursued by the publishing couple Wijnand and Mieke Plaizier. Their love for the Belgian capital is evident from every image. In addition to their purely documentary value, the photographs also bear witness to the way in which people remember and appreciate Brussels and give form to the collective memory.


Yves KLein - Theater van de Leegte
29 maart ’17 — 20 augustus ’17           

After the prestigious Tate Liverpool, BOZAR welcomes the exhibition of the renowned French artist Yves Klein in the spring of 2017. Klein, famous for his ultramarine monochromes, produces works that are interpretations of his ideas on spiritual infinitude and his penchant for mystic rituals. His exceptional visual pieces and spectacular performances were forerunners of the happening and body art. This exhibition explores his ground-breaking oeuvre through unseen masterpieces and rarely-exhibited visual works.


5 May - 27 May 2017

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an international arts festival dedicated to contemporary creations: theatre, dance, performance, film, and visual arts. It takes place in May of every year and lasts for three weeks, with presentations in some 20 theatres and arts centres, as well as in public spaces throughout Brussels.

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts comprises a selection of artistic works created by Belgian and international artists: remarkable new projects that translate the artists’ personal visions of the world, communicating these to audiences prepared to challenge and broaden their perspectives.


Pol BURY - Time in Motion 
23 Feb - 4 Jun 2017

The Belgian artist Pol Bury (1922-2005) is one of the founders of kinetic art. After his beginnings in painting, marked by the influence of Magritte, and time spent with other members of Jeune Peinture belge and CoBrA, he decided to follow a new path.


Malta - Land of Seas
17 Feb - 28 May 2017

Malta. Land of Sea reflects the cultural diversity that is the foundation of the Maltese identity. With the omnipresence of the Mediterranean running through its history, influencing both practical life on the island and the world of the imagination, it is a sea that opens Malta to the world. The exhibition brings together some 60 works that have survived the centuries, some dating back to prehistory.


Picasso Sculptures
26 Oct 2016 - 05 March 2017

“Large, ambitious and unavoidably, dizzyingly peripatetic”, wrote The New York Times about the Picasso Sculpture exhibition at the MoMA. The Musée Picasso in Paris, in collaboration with BOZAR, builds on the theme. Over 80 sculptures represent the staggering creative power of an artist who really went to town experimenting with a range of materials and techniques. The sculptures conduct a dialogue with paintings, ceramics, photographs and objets d’art from Picasso’s private collection. The exhibition takes a fresh look at a less familiar but very personal aspect of the artist’s oeuvre.


MUSEUMS in Brussels

From the smallest to the biggest, from the most classical to the funniest, from the artistical to the scientifical, discover more than 100 museums in Brussels...


TRAM Experience

The Tram Experience is back for even more gourmet adventures! A Tram Experience that is now a showcase for the finest food that Brussels has to offer While 2012 saw double Michelin-starred chefs from every corner of the country come up with fabulous dishes served onboard, this year we will be turning the spotlight on Michelin-starred chefs from Brussels


Commemoration of the First World War 1914-18 in Belgium

- By the Belgian Government:

The First World War (1914-1918) had a profound impact on the history of Belgium and of the whole world.

Three commemorative ceremonies with international scope


- In Flanders:

The First World War, also known as the Great War, was the first international conflict of truly world scale dimensions. The War raged from 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918 and claimed millions of military and civilian casualties.

The Great War Centenary (2014-'18).


- In Wallonie and Brussels:

Centenaire de la Guerre 14-18: Agenda d'événements et commémorations.

Programme d’événements organisés en Wallonie et à Bruxelles.