The artist David Hockney this week made the record books with the sale of one of his works for the highest price ever paid for a living artist. Flemish artist Koen Vanmechelen’s work ComingWorldRememberMe (CWRM), however, is currently the most popular in Belgium – and he’s giving it away.
The work on the Palace of Justice’s facades should be brought to an end in 2030, and then the building should be freed from its ancestral and famous scaffolding, said Jan Jambon, Minister in charge of Public Buildings, during a House Committee, in response to Karine Lalieux (PS).
“Girl”, the first feature length film by Lukas Dhont, is among the five nominees for the Best Film category at the European Film Awards.

New types of burial soon allowed in Brussels

Saturday, 10 November 2018 20:39
Brussels Parliament unanimously gave the green light, Friday, on a relaxing of rules on funerals and burials, ultimately to allow new modes, such as “humusation” and “alkaline hydrolysis,” and burial of remains in shrouds or cardboard coffins. PTB and Vlaams Belang abstained.
David Martin, chef-proprietor of La Paix in Anderlecht, has been chosen as Chef of the Year 2019 in the new restaurant guide Gault & Millau Benelux.

The Curse of “Salvator Mundi”

Saturday, 03 November 2018 20:57
In the wake of Halloween, let us take a closer look at the phenomenal story of “Salvator Mundi”, the most expensive painting in history and easily the most mysterious one.
At least 25,000 visitors are expected in Namur on 1-4 November for the eighth Kikk Festival, a free event devoted to digital and creative cultures.

Brussels Museums open on Thursday evenings

Monday, 29 October 2018 10:37
The second half of Brussels 2018 Museum Nocturnes has started. From November until 6 December, 32 museums will open their doors on Thursday evenings.
Hackers last week were able to breach computer security at the Tomorrowland festival organisers, and steal the data of 64,000 people who signed up for tickets for the 2004 edition.
The Flemish film Girl, the feature debut by Lukas Dhont, has received the Sutherland Award for best debut feature at the London Film Festival.