From a trip to the Middle Ages to a shape-shifting reality, from a competition between Magritte and Dali to a road trip in America, here are 20 exhibitions that will literally save your Autumn.
The Sky is on Fire - Emmanuel Van der Auwera
05.09.2019 > 03.11.2019
In the heart of Miami, this video installation plunges you in a digitally transformed environment. Immersive and disturbing.
Sorted, Resorted - Gabriel Kuri
06.09.2019 > 05.01.2020
Do you like your art with a hint of irony? In 'Sorted, Resorted' at WIELS, Gabriel Kuri's conceptual and complex sculptures translate the question of value of things into seductive forms.
Henry Wessel - Summer Light - A Stichting Foundation
22.09.2019 > 15.12.2019
The Californian light of Henry Wessel's photographs transform the daily life of the 60's into true poetry.
Crossroads - Art & History Museum
27.09.2019 > 29.03.2020
Yes, Games of Thrones is over. But the Art & History Museum is making up for it with an exhibition that takes us back 1500 years. A journey through the Early Middle Ages to meet Merovingians, Vikings and Egyptians!
Obsessions - MIMA
27.09.2019 > 05.01.2020
Designed by MIMA and La "S" Grand Atelier, this exhibition transforms the museum into a church where each alcove is invested with a crossmedia project between contemporary art and outsider art. It’s also a whole questioning on the notions of art and normality.
WREK - Olivier Deprez - Bibliotheca Wittockiana
29.09.2019 > 19.01.2020
With WREK, engraver and illustrator Olivier Deprez takes us into his inner world. Black printing of white sheets and animated films with woodcuts offer an obsessive vision of the image.
Beginnings - ARGOS
06.10.2019 > 22.12.2019
With "Beginnings", Roy Villevoye questions anthropological documentary as a medium and its colonial heritage. By detaching himself from the documentary, he lets the viewer confront Western myths.
America does not exist - art et marges museum
04.10.2012 > 02.02.2020
What really remains of the American dream? Maybe a little tour at art et marges museum will tell us. About a hundred works by outsider and contemporary artists from all over the world imagine a vision of America.
Dalí & Magritte - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
11.10.2019 > 09.02.2020
A new surrealist rendez-vous between the two artists who spent a few weeks together during the summer of 1929. 80 works explore the personal and aesthetic similarities of these two pioneers of modern art.
The World of Bruegel in black and white - KBR
15.10.2019 > 16.02.2020
The Bruegel year continues with an exhibition that brings together the entire printed production of the Flemish master. Unmistakable!
Antarctica - Museum of Natural Sciences
17.10.2019 > 30.08.2020
Put on your winter jacket and explore Antarctica as if you were there! Thanks to the magnificent images of the director of March of the Penguins, Antarctica presents you with the incredible and fragile terrestrial and underwater biodiversity of the white continent.
Back to Bruegel - Experience the 16th century - Halle Gate
18.10.2019 > 18.10.2020
Fly back in Bruegel's time and directly into his paintings thanks to virtual reality. Authentic treasures from the New World (weapons, armours, musical instruments, etc.) combined with the mythical setting of Halle Gate simply take us back to the 16th century!
Paul Delvaux. The man who loved trains - Train World
22.10.2019 > 15.03.2020
Many of Paul Delvaux's works showcase his love for trains and stations. No wonder that this new exhibition of his works finds its rightful place in the singular scenography of Train World!
Love. Hate. Debate. Start a Conversation with the ING Collection. - ING Art Center
23.10.2019 > 15.03.2020
ING's corporate collection for the first time accessible to the general public! The exhibition focuses on this intimate relationship that is sometimes created between art watchers and the work of art, leaving its indelible mark on our vision of the world.
Ekphrasis - Boghossian Foundation
24.10.2019 > 09.02.2020
Writing in art! Through this exhibition, 40 artists show us how they have used painting or sculpture on the one hand and writing on the other hand as a means of replacing or describing an image.
Super Heroes never die - Jewish Museum of Belgium
08.11.2019 > 26.04.2020
How are superheroes born? Through more than two hundred works, the exhibition "Superheroes Never Die. Comics and Jewish Memories' tells how American comics have been intertwined with the tumults of history from their beginning to the present day.
The Theatre of the Ballenesque - Roger Ballen - CENTRALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
14.11.2019 > 14.03.2020
Roger Ballen may be one of the most important photographers of his generation, exhibited at Tate Britain, Rijksmuseum and MoMA (Ney York), but this is his first major exhibition in Brussels! At the CENTRALE, he offers to explore the meanders of the unconscious in a vast theatre of the absurd: the Ballenesque.
PUNK GRAPHICS: Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die - ADAM Brussels Design Museum
20.11.2019 > 26.04.2020
Punks Not Dead. ADAM Brussels Design Museum has skimmed through the graphics of the 70s and 80s punk movements to present this private New York collection enriched with archival images and videos as well as clothing and visual art.
Keith Haring - BOZAR
06.12.2019 > 19.04.2020
Keith Haring's work, instantly recognizable and made of multiple influences (from space travel to hip-hop to video games), crosses the ages without blinking until today!
Pico Bogue with family - Belgian Comic Strip Centre
10.12.2019 > 31.05.2020
Already a classic comic book since 2008, Pico Bogue follows a little boy and his sister in their daily lives. All this with a good dose of philosophy, in the style of Calvin and Hobbes or Le Petit Nicolas.