Belgian events: What’s on for the New Year

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BELGIAN EVENTS

We offer some Belgian events and exhibitions taking places near you soon.

Atelier Brussels – A Good City Has Industry
Industry is a vital part of the rich economic and urban fabric of a vibrant city. The exhibition Atelier Brussels – A Good City Has Industry highlights the need to develop an environment in which a healthy and diverse economy can flourish. The results of research are exhibited and new strategies presented that aim to make a city a place where you can live and work.

An Architecture Workroom Brussels initiative, the exhibition is being organized with Flemish and Brussels organizations  by the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016 and Architecture Workroom in the framework of the IABR 2016 —The Next Economy. Until 15 January. BOZAR.  Free
www.bozar.be

Atelier Brussels - A Good City Has Industry Industry is a vital part of the rich economic and urban fabric of a vibrant city. The exhibition Atelier Brussels - A Good City Has Industry highlights the need to develop an environment in which a healthy and diverse economy can flourish. The results of research are exhibited and new strategies presented that aim to make a city a place where you can live and work. An Architecture Workroom Brussels initiative, the exhibition is being organized with Flemish and Brussels organizations by the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016 and Architecture Workroom in the framework of the IABR 2016 —The Next Economy. Until 15 January. BOZAR. Free www.bozar.beThe Salon du mariage et de l’Art de recevoir
The 10th edition of the Salon du mariage et de l’Art de recevoir offers the theme of magic and fairy tales.

Enjoy a moment of relaxation in couple or in family to meet providers who will orchestrate the wedding of your dreams. The organizers of this event bring their skills, their know-how and professionalism to make this event an exceptional moment. They have selected for you the best exhibitors, quality providers, creative artisans, who will be at your disposal for an entire weekend to organize your special day.

There will be continuous catwalks of bride’s dresses, champagne tastings, photo shoots, chignons bars and beauty corners, exclusive contests and also lots of decoration ideas, tailored advice on the latest trends and little tips in order to best plan your wedding. 21-22 January, 2017. Cercle de Lorraine, Brussels. €8, €15 for couples
www.lesalondumariage.be

The Brussels Vintage Market
The vintage trend is becoming a new style in its own right, as old styles are reinterpreted and/or customized by today’s fashion artists. The Brussels Vintage Market started five years ago at Madame Moustache, a Brussels café, with about a dozen vintage vendors. It then moved to the K–nal club, allowing it to extend the selection to include new dynamic designers and craftsmen. It is now in Halles Saint-Géry, with around 40 vintage and secondhand vendors and more than 20 designers. It is held every first Sunday of the month, from 12h to 19h. The event makes for a fun Sunday shopping experience in a retro musical atmosphere.
www.brusselsvintagemarket.be
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Atelier Brussels - A Good City Has Industry Industry is a vital part of the rich economic and urban fabric of a vibrant city. The exhibition Atelier Brussels - A Good City Has Industry highlights the need to develop an environment in which a healthy and diverse economy can flourish. The results of research are exhibited and new strategies presented that aim to make a city a place where you can live and work. An Architecture Workroom Brussels initiative, the exhibition is being organized with Flemish and Brussels organizations by the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016 and Architecture Workroom in the framework of the IABR 2016 —The Next Economy. Until 15 January. BOZAR. Free www.bozar.beMazel Galerie: 50 years after Walt…
On December 15, it will be 50 years since Walt Disney passed away, leaving behind him a cinematic empire as well as an iconic visual heritage without equivalent. The visual influence of Walt Disney is so great that it has never ceased to inspire artists of the second half of the 20th century such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Combas, who said of his works in 1979: “Mickey is no longer the property of Walt, he belongs to everyone.”

It is this aesthetic, iconographic and historical richness that motivated this exhibition, a group show bringing together under one roof pluridisciplinary collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and design. Mazel Galerie, Brussels.
www.mazelgalerie.com
Photo © Mazel Galerie

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William Klein: 5 cities
A living legend of modern photography, William Klein will be showcasing his first major exhibition in Brussels at Botanique this winter. This American in Paris marked a profound revolution in the world of photography with his first book, New York, published in 1956.

Breaking away from the era’s ideal of photographic objectivity, William Klein advocated a subjective and fragmented approach to reality. Rugged framing, deliberate blurring, pronounced grain and distortion constitute the specificity of his instinctive and rough language. Many of his images reached iconic status and inspired generations of photographers. The exhibition offers a retrospective view of his work through the cities he has immortalized. 15 December, 2016 – 5 February, 2017. Le Botanique, Museum.
www.botanique.be
Photo © William Klein