• Koen and Magda learn the ropes in SM Rechter

    “Private is private”

    10 Mar 2009 by
    At the beginning of 1997, Koen Aurousseau was a respected judge at the court of first instance in Mechelen. By the end of that same year, he was accused of physical assault and incitement to prostitution, whipping up a scandal that was splashed across the newspapers.Full story
  • "The Vanity of Human Life" Jan Breughel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens

    Family photographs

    10 Mar 2009 by
    The only thing missing from the Baroque atmosphere of Bozar’s latest exhibition is a string quartet lurking in the shadows. The walls have been painted in ruby reds and emerald greens, and the galleries are dimly lit, creating a heavy reverential atmosphere that suggests a palace chapel, or the bedroom or a particularly decadent pope. Full story
  • Antonin Dvorák

    Dvorák Happening

    3 Mar 2009 by
    It’s a daunting prospect to spend the entire day in the company of any composer, but then there are not many who have the variety and range of Antonin Dvorák, as visitors to deSingel in Antwerp will find out on Sunday, 8 March. From 11.30 all the way through to 22.00, the arts centre features only works by the 19th-century Bohemian master. Full story
  • Koko Flanel

    Culture News

    3 Mar 2009 by
    Benjamin Verdonck has installed a new work in Antwerp-Berchem train station – three blank advertising panels rented from Clear Channel. The conceptual artist says the panels were a protest at the waste of money in the world. Full story
  • Marin Kasimir’s “Interurbain” at COOVI in Anderlecht

    Underground art

    3 Mar 2009 by
    Travel around the metro in Brussels, and works of art leap out at you. Literally, sometimes.Full story
  • Bart De Pauw

    Culture News

    25 Feb 2009 by
    This year’s Flemish blockbuster Loft by director Eric Van Looy has broken the record of ticket sales in Belgium set in 1990 by Stijn Coninx’s Koko Flanel. Last week Loft bypassed the long-standing total of 1,082,000 tickets sold. Koko moves into second place, and Coninx also holds on to third and fourth place with Hector and Daens. Van Looy resurfaces in fifth place with 2003’s De Zaak Alzheimer. Full story
  • Brendan and the Secret of Kells

    The secret of Vanfleteren

    24 Feb 2009 by Ad Min
    If you think getting your whole family together to go to a new animated movie is a lot of effort and expense, you should try making one.Full story
  • Royal Blood by Erwin Olaf


    24 Feb 2009 by Ad Min
    At first glance, it’s easy to write off photographer Erwin Olaf as a commercial prima donna, airbrushing oiled models and strategically cropping “June” for the next gay men’s calendar. A low-rent photographer at high-rent prices.Full story
  • A Joelle Tuerlinckx illusion

    Faces of Flanders

    17 Feb 2009 by Ad Min
    The prestigious Culture Awards from the Flemish Community were announced last week in Hasselt by culture minister Bert Anciaux. The 13 awards to Flemish artists cover a wide range of activities, from cartoon strips to Baroque music. Each winner, one of three nominees in each category, takes home €12,500 and a bronze statuette specially commissioned from sculptor Johan Tahon.Full story
  • The mesmerising beauty of ruins

    Frozen memory

    17 Feb 2009 by Ad Min
    Ruined buildings are generally thought of as being of interest to tourists, historians and archaeologists. But there is a long tradition of ruins in art, dating back to the Renaissance, when interest in antique Roman and Greek architecture and statuary revived, and the vestiges of the past came to be regarded as relics of a better, purer age.Full story