Share article:
Share article:

Brussels galleries to hold open-door weekend

Credit: Belga

Over 40 Brussels galleries will hold in an open-door weekend on 20 and 21 June, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, to mark their reopening, Brussels Gallery Weekend announced on Saturday.

Access to the participating galleries will be free of charge. Some are offering prospective visitors the possibility of reserving time slots for their visits, which will be done singly or in strictly limited numbers.

“Some galleries have begun to reopen a bit, like other small businesses, but most have come together to reopen from 20-21 June with a view to doing something in common,” Brussels Gallery Weekend Director Sybille du Roy explained.

Related Articles

 

”This Brussels Gallery Weekend is thus a special post-lockdown event that enables us to mark the occasion. Many galleries will feature local artists.”

During the lockdown linked to the new coronavirus pandemic, many galleries ran online expositions and interviews with artists. “Contemporary art galleries are essential engines of cultural life in Belgium, like theatres and cinemas,” gallery owner Rodolphe Janssen said. “Our role is not only to sell and defend our artists but also to allow thousands of visitors to discover contemporary Belgian and international art each year.”

Galleries usually close for two to three weeks in summer, then reopen in September with a special programme for Brussels Gallery Weekend, held each year on the weekend of 3 September to mark the start of the new season.

This year’s edition, the 13th, will be kept on 3-6 September with an adapted formula: 4 long days instead of one evening and three long days.

The Generation Brussels exposition, which showcases emerging artists, will leave the Vanderborght Building and go to various show windows and public places in different communes, thus enabling visitors to discover young creations along an outdoor itinerary that will guide them from gallery to gallery.

The Brussels Times

Latest news

Experts call for more widespread use of masks as figures rise
As coronavirus figures continue to rise, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has suggested that people return to wearing masks when indoors with ...
Belgium wants to recover €420 million in wrongfully paid out coronavirus aid
The Belgian State intends to recover €420 million of unduly paid Covid-19 aid, La Libre Belgique reported on Thursday. The electronic Council of ...
Why the fight for transgender rights is polarising Europe 
Year after year, Samuel De Schepper would ask Santa Claus to bring him a penis for Christmas. Born female and attending an all girl’s Catholic ...
New offshore wind farm officially opened
Despite being operational since the end of 2020, the SeaMade offshore wind farm was officially inaugurated on Wednesday by Prime Minister Alexander ...
Contact tracers have no time for calls, only texts, amid rising cases
Contract tracers will no longer make phone calls to the high-risk contacts of people who test positive for the coronavirus beginning from Wednesday, ...
Belgium holds on to top spot in FIFA rankings despite recent losses
Once again, Belgium's Red Devils have held onto their position at the top of the world football rankings, according to an update released by the ...
Proximus pushes for high-speed internet in Brussels and Wallonia
Fifteen municipalities in Wallonia should soon have access to high-speed internet through the rollout of fibre optics in the region, telecoms giant ...
Why Belgium is regulating sex work
After decades of confusing rules and hypocritical policy, Belgium is finally regulating sex work by removing prostitution from the criminal law. ...
World’s largest chocolate warehouse opens in Flanders
On Thursday, Barry Callebaut – the largest global chocolate processor and manufacturer – opened the world's largest chocolate warehouse in Lokeren, ...
Belgium in Brief: Equal Opportunity To Dance
There's a phrase where I'm from, more often said in jest nowadays, but it came to my mind this morning: "Ye dancin'?" (Are you dancing?), one ...
Farmer discovers cocaine in banana boxes bought in Brussels
A Flemish farmer who purchased boxes of bananas at the market in Brussels on Tuesday came home to discover large amounts of cocaine packed among the ...
Changes to speed cameras increase likelihood of a ticket
Changes to the way speed cameras work in Flanders and Wallonia will increase the likelihood of receiving a ticket when cars pass them above the ...