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Zulma, the Strong Woman Next to Belgian Painter Roger Raveel
Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Zulma, the Strong Woman Next to Belgian Painter Roger Raveel

As the story goes, there is a strong woman next to every important artist. Zulma De Nijs was everything to Roger Raveel. Or, as Hugo Claus, the long-time family friend, put it in that one line from his poem Voor de poort [In front of the gate]: 'To be present, that is enough.' And she has been, both in the artist's life and in his oeuvre.

Jef Geys You don’t see what you think you see at Wiels Museum Brussels
Article date: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Jef Geys You don’t see what you think you see at Wiels Museum Brussels

Art critics commonly describe Jef Geys’ work as “unruly, and impossible to categorize in conventional art-historical categories.” Despite Geys’ subversive and critical attitude towards the art world, this ambitious survey exhibition shows that his work is not only deeply engaged and socially critical, but also funny and sensory.

Bruges Triennial 2024 announces the Artists and Locations for Art Installations
Article date: Monday, January 29, 2024

Bruges Triennial 2024 announces the Artists and Locations for Art Installations

Twelve contemporary art and architecture installations will soon be appearing in the historic centre of Bruges, ready for the opening on 13 April 2024.

Temporary Exhibition on Provenance Research, opens its Doors at the AfricaMuseum Brussels
Article date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Temporary Exhibition on Provenance Research, opens its Doors at the AfricaMuseum Brussels

How do we trace the origin of collections? What new insights can be gleaned from these provenances? And what should become of such collections, within and beyond museum walls?

Rembrandt's Four Senses – His First Paintings for the First Time Together in Leiden
Article date: Saturday, January 6, 2024

Rembrandt's Four Senses – His First Paintings for the First Time Together in Leiden

Museum De Lakenhal will be 150 years old in 2024. The museum is celebrating that milestone with the presentation Rembrandt's Four Senses – His First Paintings.

Museum St. John's Hospital in Bruges reopens as New Museum focusing on Care and Hospitality
Article date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Museum St. John's Hospital in Bruges reopens as New Museum focusing on Care and Hospitality

The St. John's Hospital in Bruges, one of the oldest and best-preserved hospital buildings in Europe, reopens on 16 December as a completely new, contemporary museum. The new museum is conceived as a place that speaks to the heart, where hospitality - in all senses of the word - and care - through all ages - ​ are central.

Mu.ZEE Oostende offers a Glimpse of James Ensor's Still Life Paintings from 1830 to 1930
Article date: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Mu.ZEE Oostende offers a Glimpse of James Ensor's Still Life Paintings from 1830 to 1930

From 16.12.2023 until 14.04.2024, Mu.ZEE is staging the exhibition Rose, Rose, Rose à mes yeux. James Ensor and still life in Belgium from 1830 to 1930.

Matthew Wong | Vincent van Gogh: Painting as a Last Resort
Article date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Matthew Wong | Vincent van Gogh: Painting as a Last Resort

This spring, discover the exuberant, colourful and mystical work of Matthew Wong at the Van Gogh Museum. This is the first time that Wong’s highly personal oeuvre will be on display in Europe in an exhibition of this size.

Art Rotterdam is celebrating Its 25th Edition in 2024
Article date: Friday, December 1, 2023

Art Rotterdam is celebrating Its 25th Edition in 2024

Art Rotterdam is celebrating its 25th edition from Thursday 1 February to Sunday 4 February at the iconic Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam for the last time - but no less topical and innovative.

By showing Key Works of Ukrainian art, a Dutch Museum protects Them from Possible Destruction
Article date: Thursday, November 30, 2023

By showing Key Works of Ukrainian art, a Dutch Museum protects Them from Possible Destruction

Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories: Art from Ukraine is the first survey of contemporary art from Ukraine in the Netherlands. Complemented by key pieces from the country's historical avant-garde, this exhibition tells the story of Ukraine's cultural identity, against the backdrop of the country's tension between freedom and oppression, in paintings, drawings, videos, installations, performances, sculpture, sound work, photography and textiles.

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Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.

Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.

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