Brussels

As the heart of the European Union (EU), and with an estimated 25 per cent of its one million inhabitants coming from outside Belgium, Brussels is a truly international city. In addition to the 30,000 civil servants employed by the EU, there are some 80,000 people working for around 2,000 foreign co...

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The New Wave of Flemish Comic Strip

19 Sept-3 June. The Belgium Comic Book Centre highlights the work of a younger generation of Belgian comic authors and illustrators whose award-winning work has been translated into several languages....
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Gao Xingjian: The awakening of consciousness

29 Sept-31 Dec. Although best known for winning the Nobel prize in Literature winner in 2000, the French-based Chinese author Gao Xingjian is also a visual artist. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of...
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Magritte, Broodthaers and Contemporary Art, Brussels

13 Oct-18 Feb. Exhibition highlighting the legacy of Belgian artists and friends René Magritte and Marcel Broodthaers. With paintings, sculpture, installations and film, the exhibition examines how t...
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Rita McBride: Explorer

15 Sept-7 Jan. This exhibition at WIELS features new and already existing works by German-based American sculptor Rita McBride. McBride's cross-disciplinary practice involves large-scale sculptures i...
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Asterix in Belgium

1 June-3 Sept. The Belgian Comic Book Centre hosts an exhibition cum learning game, centred around the adventures of Asterix among the Belgians by Goscinny and Uderzo. The exhibition makes reference t...
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Gipi or the Power of Emotions

14 Feb-3 Sept. The Belgium Comic Book Centre presents an exhibition dedicated to the work of leading comic book artist Gianni Alfonso Pacinotti, better known as Gipi. Originally from Pisa, Gipi produ...
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Remigio Cantagallina: An Italian traveller in the Southern Netherlands

12 May-28 Aug. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium has enlarged a series of small drawings created more than 400 years ago by Florentine artist Remigio Cantagallina who worked at the court of th...
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The Absent Museum

20 April-13 Aug. Large-scale exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of Wiels - Center for Contemporary Art which has presented more than 65 shows since it was founded in the former Wielemans brewery...
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Yves Klein: Theatre of the Void

29 March-20 Aug. BOZAR explores the groundbreaking work of French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) with an exhibition of unseen masterpieces and rarely-exhibited visual works. The exhibition highlight...
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Picasso: Sculptures

26 Oct-5 March. The Musée Picasso in Paris, in collaboration with BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, presents over 60 sculptures by Pablo Picasso, examining a lesser-known aspect of the artist's oeuvre....
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Erik van Lieshout: The Show Must Ego On

30 Sept-8 Jan. Erik van Lieshout is known for his provocative work which combines hard-hitting issues with humour. The Rotterdam-based artist first came to prominence in the early 2000s for his vi...
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Helena Almeida: Corpus

10 Sept-11 Dec. One of Portugal's leading contemporary artists, Helena Almeida has been a major figure in performance and in conceptual art since the 1970s. The Lisbon-based artist is known for he...
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Modernity à la belge

14 Oct- 22 Jan. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium look back at more than a century of modern Belgian art through paintings, drawings and sculptures. The works on display examine Belgium's...
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Painting After Postmodernism - Belgium - USA

15 Sept-13 Nov. The exhibition comprises 256 paintings in 16 solo presentations by eight American and eight Belgian artists. All 16 artists are described as prominent, and the show compares new trends...
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Étienne Davodeau: Chronicles of real life

14 June-27 Nov. French comic artist Étienne Davodeau takes inspiration from his homeland, family and friends to create his popular imaginary comic-strip worlds. On display is a broad range of Davo...
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Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting

30 June-25 Sept. The Musée d'Ixelles presents an exhibition highlighting the Photorealism movement which developed in the US in the late 1960s. Photorealism came in the aftermath of Pop Art and it...
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Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-68

24 June-25 Sept. This exhibition comprises around 180 works created between 1945 and 1968 by artists from Europe and the former Soviet Union, providing an overview of the post-war artistic trends in e...
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Bruegel: Unseen Masterpieces

16 March 2016-16 March 2020. Major exhibition of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the 16th-century Flemish Renaissance painter best known for his landscapes and scenes of peasant life. The show...
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Theo van Doesburg: A New Expression of Life, Art and Technology

26 Feb-29 May. The Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931) is known for his avant-garde paintings, writings, poetry and architecture but is best remembered as the founder and leader of De Stijl....
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Andres Serrano: Uncensored photographs

18 March-21 Aug. The contemporary American artist Andres Serrano is known as much for the "shock value" of his disturbing photographs, as his desire to push the boundaries of censorship. The centr...