Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category
The 33th edition of the Brussels festival of Animated Film, Anima, will traditionally take place during the Carnival holidays in Flagey. The festival has an offer for young and old. There will be screened sixteen feature films. Fans can choose from eight short film programs: four of these programs are dedicated to the production of professional animators, two programs include students work animation and the last two programs are intended for young audiences. There are also three short film programs that focus on Belgian animated films.
Bill Plympton, the best known independent animator from the United States, presents his newest feature film ‘Cheatin’ on Anima 2014. A film in which Jake and Ella are madly in love and have a perfect relationship until another woman pops up. With the help of a disgraced wizard Ella cases creeps into the skin of Jakes numerous mistresses and makes a desperate battle to overcome deception and infidelity and save their love.
February 28th until March 9th
Entrance Heilig-Kruisplein 4
For many years The Kusseneers Gallery operated only in Antwerp but now, here they are in Brussels! A restored mustard factory has been turned into a beautiful modern art gallery and serves The Kusseneers as official base. This exhibition will also be their official opening, and for this special occasion they asked curator Hans Martens to put together an exhibition, who came up with name of the show ‘La vérité en peinture’. He selected 8 different painters who in their own distinctive ways, have tackled a medium that has been repeatedly declared dead but always strikes back. From plastic bags literally been transferred upon canvas from Ermias Kifleyesus, to monochrome-style works of Jus Juchtmans.
Now until 08/03/2014
r. de Menin / Menenstraat
1080 – Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
The Brussels artist, Charlotte Marchand, mixes paint with fluo colors, markers, pencil sketches, children’s collages, old newspapers,.. This kind of work is not new (Picasso in the XX century, Rauschenberg in the fifties,…), but she makes a unique and energetic version of it. She expresses her sense of colour, painting and motifs in an explosive encounter between old and new. Until March 8th, 2014, from 2 pm to 6 pm, at the House of Contemporary Art of the Carthusians (MAAC) you can admire the paintings and drawings of Charlotte Marchand, winner of the ‘Bourse COCOF MAAC 2014′.
Until March 8th
From Thursday -Saturday 14:00-18:00
Maison d’Art Actuel des Chartreux
Rue des Chartreux 26-28
The week of Sound is a yearly event which consists of a week full of different kind of events but with the main theme staying: sounds. The point of this event is to make people more aware of the sounds in their surroundings, to make you recognize different sounds and noises and to show the actors of all these sounds. Also they will try to give you a critical opinion about the surrounding in which you live. During this fourth edition Fabrizio Cassol will be their protector and Max Vandervorst their special guest. And don’t forget there is a free tour given by the Botanic garden the 2nd of March which happens to be just next to Hotel BLOOM!
For further information: http://deweekvandeklank.be/
An exhibition and lifts? Yes it is possible! Currently at the Halles Saint-Géry, an exhibition of elevators of before the Second World War. Elevators made their first apparition in 1920 when flats became more and more popular and soon big struggles between people made these lifts appear.
Most of these lifts were often considered as small artisan masterpieces.
They launched a competition to get as many pictures of elevators which corresponded to the criteria and got back a huge amount of great pictures.
Don’t miss out!
From now until the 20th of April
Place Saint-Géry 1