What’s on: Connect the dots at FoMu

Summary

Indigenous people in Australia alter their representations to beautiful effect for an exhibition in Antwerp

Restricted Images

British artist Patrick Waterhouse spent many years collecting maps, photographs, flags and other documents to create an extensive archive of colonial representations of Australia from 1770 to the present day. In 2015, he took this archive to the Central Desert Region of Australia and began working with local Warlpiri artists. While there, Waterhouse also took photographs of people in the communities.

The local artists appropriated both the historical collection and his photographs by using the traditional Aboriginal technique of dot painting. In doing so, they revised their own representation. Restricted Images brings these beautiful and fascinating photos together for the first time. Until 9 June, Foto Museum, Waalsekaai 47, Antwerp

Misatango


Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra puts a spring in its step this weekend with Misatango night. Top of the bill is the title piece, contemporary Argentinian composer Martin Palmeri’s energetic and unique marrying of tango and choral. BachWerk provides the voices at this event, which also includes the Concerto d’ambre for violin by Brussels composer Denis Ivanidze and the symphonic suites from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris. 4 May 20.00, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Regentschapsstraat 30

Wim Delvoye


Get to know one of Flanders’ most famous artists at Wim Delvoye, a retrospective featuring 70 works by a man for whom the word ‘quirky’ would be an understatement. From his Cloaca machine, which literally manufactures poop, to his upholstered pigs and x-rays of lovemaking couples, Delvoye has been delighting and disturbing the art community for more than two decades. Fifteen pieces here are new, including reliefs based on video games as well as twisted sculptures, interacting with the museum pieces on which they are based. Until 21 July, Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Regentschapsstraat 3

Toer de Gueze


One of Flanders’ most picturesque landscapes, Pajottenland offers much to outdoors enthusiasts, like walking, cycling and wandering around castles. But you might know it best for its beer – the famous kriek and geuze. This weekend, area breweries open their doors for the Toer de Geuze. Entry to the breweries and to the De Lambiek visitor centre are totally free, as are tastings. A coach tour of all the breweries is available, too, leaving from Lennik, and more specifically from In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst, one of the most famous pubs in Europe. 4-5 May, across Flemish Brabant

Get tickets now: Dara Ó Briain


There are still a few tickets left for an evening with Dara Ó Briain, one of the UK and Ireland’s most famous faces and one of the world’s most popular stand-ups. His new tour, Voice of Reason, is as sharp and funny as the others; expect a little self-deprecation, a lament of new technologies and a bit of fake news. Choose from Brussels or Antwerp stops. But hurry. 23 May 20.00, Koninklijk Circus, Onderrichtstraat 81, Brussels; 22 May 20.00, Stadsschouwburg, Nieuwstad 1, Antwerp

Photos: Restricted Images (detail) courtesy artist/FoMu, Brussels Philharmonic courtesy BPO, Toer de Geuze courtesy Lindemans Brewery/YouTube, Dara O Briain courtesy Live Comedy