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  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    RIZOM
    Rizom is the sixth project of chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre (L’air du temps**, Liernu). This brasserie-style restaurant – and cafeteria – situated in the heart of the Musée des Arts Contemporains du Grand Hornu and the Centre d’innovation et du design, presents a cuisine on the crossroads of cultures. The Walloon basin itself originated from various migrations. Today it is the home of age-old regional products and at the same time it is the cradle of modern thinking and technology. Rizom’s cuisine sprouts from these contrasts, and reflects the idea of the contemporary regional cuisine of Sang Hoon Degeimbre. Rizom presents a cuisine with diverse roots, and brings fresh, local and seasonal products on the plate. The big classified building inside the museum will exhibit some sculptural work, that are part and parcel of the architectural universe of the restaurants of chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre, and conceived by studio Exsud.
    KONTAKT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/rizom/926.html

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  • SCHIEPERS GALLERY | CONTEMPORARY GLASS -
    02/02/2019 > 20/04/2019 - Schiepers Gallery 2019
    In 2017, Sue Schiepers has opened the one and only gallery in Belgium that is specialised in artworks in glass. For 2019, Sue Schiepers proposes three exhibitions: from February 2 until April 20 Baldwin & Guggisberg; from May 11 until August 3 Kait Rhoads; and from September 28 until December 21 Christine Vanoppen & Wouter Bolangier. Baldwin & Guggisberg (USA & CH) Philip Baldwin, who was born in New York, and the Swiss Monica Guggisberg have worked together since 1980, studying together in Sweden. As students they assisted Wilke Adolfsson and Ann Wolff before leaving Sweden in 1982 to set up their own studio in Switzerland. They continued to work as glass artists in Switzerland for another twenty years before moving to Paris in 2001 and in 2015 to Wales, where they currently live and work. After their successful Canterbury Cathedral exhibition, this duo is coming to Belgium. Kait Rhoads (USA) Kait Rhoads is an American sculptor. She lives and works in Seattle. She creates innovative structures using traditional glass cane and murrine (Italian glass technique). Rhoads’s youth was spent between rural Virginia and a sailboat in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Growing up on the water was a major influence, and is a great source of inspiration. Her ‘Sea Stones’ series references these watery origins: simple shapes with subtle shifts in colour and quick gleams of light reminiscent of the sun on the waves. To create these amorphous shapes, she weaves together hollow glass cane with copper wire. The resulting small sculptures beg to be touched, their scale, surface and playfulness eliciting a variety of responses from curious viewers. This is Rhoads’s first European exhibition of her work. Christine Vanoppen & Wouter Bolangier (both BE) Christine Vanoppen’s artistic works span a diversity of applications, permanently displacing the limits of the possible. She experiments with various techniques and materials, drawing inspiration from both architecture and natural structures. Wouter Bolangier started working with glass at sixteen years of age. Today, he works primarily in glass, stainless steel and rubber. His work takes us into a world of suspended animation, where objects come back to life in new and magical ways full of unending sparkles, reflections and hues. At the same time, you are very aware of their fragility, with every seemingly stable instance being an illusion.
    KONTAKT : Sue Schiepers, Dokter Willemsstraat 30, B-3500, Hasselt, tel : +32 476 968806 - mail : sue@schiepersgallery.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/schiepers-gallery-2019/869.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    23/06/2019 > 13/10/2019 - Exhibition - Design On Air
    Invisible, intangible, immaterial. Yet omnipresent and vital. No life on earth is possible without air. Scientists and philosophers share their fascination for air with contemporary designers. The Design on Air exhibition at CID in Grand-Hornu explores the relationships between design and air, the most ethereal, and at the same time the most essential of the four traditional elements. Air – at least for now – is free, belonging to everyone. But in our Anthropocene age, it is also becoming an increasingly threatened resource, in need of protection. How are designers reacting to this? How do they deal with air? What does air mean to them? And can design justifiably be compared to air? In Design on Air, the theme of air is approached from diverse angles, from air as an inflatable material to blowing air as a formative and technical procedure. From the movement of air to the quality of air. Sometimes, the priority is a search for material expertise or innovation in technical production, or such functional issues as safety and comfort, or it might be about the magic of the rarefied, the fleeting, the ethereal. The one need not cancel out the other.
    KONTAKT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/exhibition-design-on-air/845.html

  • HORTA MUSEUM (SAINT-GILLES) - http://www.hortamuseum.be
    04/09/2019 > 15/12/2019 - Exhibition - Marie-Ange Guilleminot shows new work in Maison Horta
    The Horta Museum invites the French visual and performance artist Marie-Ange Guilleminot in this masterpiece of art nouveau. It is a logical dialogue between the architect, famous for his savoir-faire and refinement, and the special world of Marie-Ange Guilleminont, known for her alphabet of forms and sculptures that can be ‘activated’. Both artists’ savoir-faire expresses a unique personal vision. Marie-Ange Guilleminot, who previously had exhibitions in the house of Pierre Loti, Villa Savoye and Villa Noailles in France, loves to dive into places that have an interesting history, while maintaining her DNA as a visual artist. In the Horta Museum, she plays with the curves of the building, its transparencies and light. As if the works have always been there. At the same time, they invite the visitor to a new experience. There is a natural dialogue between both artists and their influences: from William Morris over Japan, a passion they both share. The trajectory illustrates a passion for materials: silk, cotton, wool, .. Take the work ‘Le livre de seuil’ that welcomes the visitor at the entrance: it has poetic proportions that bring the daily life in the house back to life in a game of correspondences with materials: exotic wood, stone, bronze,.. The scenography of the exhibition takes in the entire house. There are plates in ‘Service alvéloe’ in the living room, a play with light and matter in ‘Iko’ and ‘Kimono mémoire de Hiroshima’ next to the bath, the ‘Garde-robe made in France’ in the room of the master of the house…In Horta’s office, you can see ‘Paravent’ and ‘Salon de transformation’ with its special shape on a big table, with next to it ‘Chapeau-vie’, a textile work and iconic piece by the artist. Marie-Ange Guilleminont loves dialogues. And she does so with respect for this architectural gem. (Nathalie Guiot, curator)
    KONTAKT : Benjamin Zurstrassen, Rue Américaine, 27, 1060, Bruxelles, tel : 32.494.32.06.56 - mail : B.zurstrassen@hortamuseum.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/exhibition-marie-ange-guilleminot-shows-new-work-in-maison-horta/942.html

  • SCHIEPERS GALLERY | CONTEMPORARY GLASS -
    28/09/2019 > 22/12/2019 - Exhibition - ​Christine Vanoppen & Wouter Bolangier
    KONTAKT : Sue Schiepers, Dokter Willemsstraat 30, B-3500, Hasselt, tel : +32 476 968806 - mail : sue@schiepersgallery.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/exhibition-christine-vanoppen-wouter-bolangier/880.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    24/11/2019 > 08/03/2020 - Exhibition - Nature morte / Nature vivante
    Since the late 17th century, the French expression nature morte (literally ‘dead nature’) has been used to refer to still life, the field of painting that approaches nature from a sensual per-spective and explicitly alludes to its fragility and ephemerality, and indirectly also to the vanity of human intervention on its composite elements. Over time, the term has extended to include any arrangement of inanimate objects organised in a certain fashion with a symbolic intention, which is meant to induce a poetic emotion. In our so-called “anthropocene” age, man’s unwarranted action is contributing to the impermanence of nature, or even its annihilation. With this sombre outlook, the term nature morte ta-kes on even greater relevance. Yet nature has a formidable capacity for regeneration. Works by numerous creative minds ques-tion, provoke or encourage mechanisms that nature uses to underpin its intensity, reproduction and durability. In reality, each state of matter is a snapshot in a long, slow, evolutionary process of transformation, aggregation, assimilation and decomposition... Nature is very much alive! In this exhibition organised at the CID (centre for innovation and design), designers, architects and artists present intensive, practical or experimental research that questions the relationship between man and nature, calling in equal measure on ecology, science, our moral conscience and artistic creation. Nature morte/Nature vivante reveals how much man’s ambiguous relationship with nature can be both perverse and inspiring.
    KONTAKT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/exhibition-nature-morte-nature-vivante/875.html

  • EURANTICA FINE ART FAIR 2020 - www.eurantica.be
    28/03/2020 > 31/03/2020 - Eurantica Brussels Fine Art Fair
    Modern paintings, ancient furniture or design, jewels or paintings by Flemish masters can be admired in Palais 1 of Brussels Expo for the occasion of the 2020 edition of Eurantica Brussels that opens its doors from 28 until 31 March 2020. The fair unites 97 Belgian and foreign exhibitors that will showcase in a surface that has increased with 15%. Eurantica also proposes an integrated open space restaurant. This dynamic formula reinforces the informal character of the fair that is known for its faithful and well-informed clientele. Attracted by the high discovery factor of the fair, the audience of amateurs and collectors is every year reinforced by a young generation with a more eclectic taste. Design and Art nouveau are well represented this year, amongst others with gallery Thibaut Wolvesperges Art and Furniture (Brussels) – that combines the 18th and the 20th century. One can discover rare pieces by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, a big name of the Art nouveau in Belgium, or Jules Wabbes, who embodies sober and vintage chic design. Bie Baert and Frank Van Laer will enlarge the offer of furniture and art objects with inspiring stands. Axel Pairon (Antwerp) surprises with a selection of design and contemporary pieces. Old Masters are also in the spotlights, and specifically the Flemish masters that are presented by Galerie Barrez (Paris) but also Frederik Muller Antiek (Antwerp). Modern paintings are well represented, and defended by specialists like the Antwerp galleries Raf Van Severen, NF Art Gallery or Beukelaer-Nordin Fine Arts. Jewellery, a very active domain that is traditionally well-represented at the fair, also has some faithful adherents and some new faces. Also good to know: the participation of Maison Riondet (Lyon), specialised in collector’s watches. The dynamics of the fair and its solid organisation attract a big number of French galleries, seduced by the Eurantica audience and do not hesitate to change their offer to the Belgian market, like Galerie Barrez, Bernard Bouisset, Galerie Lassus, Galerie Laurence Fayolle or also Galerie Humeurs (first participation). There is also the presence, for the first time, of Rosat Antiques Fine Silver, specialised in silverwork from Switzerland, and of faithful galleries like Galerie Louis and of Egbert Eibel – a première – from Germany, or Galerie Tandem and Het Ware Huis, specialised in Art nouveau and based in the Netherlands.
    KONTAKT : Luc Darte, Axis Gate, rue Fond Cattelain 2, 1435, Mont-St-Guibert, tel : 0475 89 07 89 - mail : luc.darte@easyfairs.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/eurantica-brussels-fine-art-fair/710.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    29/03/2020 > 26/07/2020 - Exhibition - Serial Eater
    The SERIAL EATER exhibition dissects thirty years of experimentation and reflection on the “food object”. Since its development in the 1990suntil its current involution, Food design analysis will help offer an understanding of how consumption habits and our awareness of the food system haveevolved. What type of consumers are we, how do we assess our impact in the current scenario and what are we going to accept on our plates? In a sometimes anxiety-provokingapproach to the futureof food, Food design questions our behaviour, desires and doubts as eaters. It alsoproposes a more entertaining vision of our relationship to food, whilst not forgetting its primary objective: nourishing our stomachs, eyes and minds. Curator: Benjamin Stoz
    KONTAKT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/exhibition-serial-eater/963.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    31/05/2020 > 13/09/2020 - Exhibition - Plant Fever, Towards A Plant-Conscious Design
    Spanning from open source design and product design to emerging technologies, Plant Fever proposes to go beyond the current plant fever to look at the future of design and humans from a vegetal perspective. The exhibition will explore current solutions and future scenarios of possible interactions with the plant world. Challenged by recent discoveries, the understanding of plants has evolved and encouraged more plant-related experiments. Echoing American ecologist Ian Baldwin’s suggestion that “we should try to think like plants”, designers, as well as scientists and engineers, are looking into plants’ behaviour and learning to “think” like them with the hope to help us cope with the current and upcoming environmental and social issues. These discoveries are accompanied by new trends in home decoration that go beyond the mere need for ornamentation. An aspiration that the exhibition will explore through objects that help us understand plants while reinventing our relationship with them. While delving into the research of key contemporary thinkers - such as French botanist Francis Hallé and Italian researcher Stefano Mancuso - Plant Fever aims to get back to the decisive role that plants shall play in the design of a more sustainable future. From seaweed and oak, to cotton and hemp, for centuries plants have been used by humans to feed, clothe and house themselves. But the rise of non-biodegradable materials led to significant environmental issues and an ever-growing sense of alienation from nature. Eager to fight overconsumption and waste, more and more designers are choosing plants by-products as sources for construction.
    KONTAKT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/exhibition-plant-fever-towards-a-plant-conscious-design/964.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    01/09/2020 > 30/09/2020 - ​Brussels Design September 2019
    Over the years, Brussels Design September has become the annual flagship event for design enthusiasts. For one month, the city hosts an array of over 100 not-to-be-missed cultural and commercial events offering a meeting platform between the public and a great number of Belgian and international designers. Brussels Design September will feature exhibitions, conferences, open houses, an Arts & Crafts tour, Commerce Design Brussels and Brussels Design Market. A multitude of dialogues between designer architects and design lovers as well as the chance to discover urban trails between the many pop-up stores, shops, workshops, galleries and cultural spaces. This year’s edition will be marked by the latest trends in Belgian and international design and will be highlighted by the multi-disciplinary spirit of different influences, movements, crafts and professions of current day design. Once again, we want to reinforce the image of Brussels as an attractive and dynamic capital: we will highlight the innovation of our young designers through various events related to Design, in order to enhance the commercial attractiveness of the city. These few past years, Brussels has incontestably developed itself as city of Design. Thanks to the talent and the ingeniousness of our designers. The place of Design in the city starts to have its noble letters. Design September always wanted to connect with the city and represent its various exaltations and diversities. The importance of the event and its influence is shaped more and more: design in its most various forms takes an increasingly important place in the daily life of Brussels: urban furniture, installations, lights,... Furthermore innovations of our designers find its place in the urban landscape. It has contributed in a positive way to the city’s reputation and to its economic and tourist activity. The city of Brussels needs events that put creativity and innovation in the front row. Design September, alongside with the Region Brussels-Capital, the City of Brussels and many institutional and private partners, is proud to contribute to it. This year, Brussels Design September introduces a couple of new events, especially the creation of the Contemporary Design Market and the launch of five limited editions. There shall be exhibitions by renowned designers in iconic places in the city such as, Horta House, ADAM – Brussels Design Museum, and for the first time the Children’s Museum. This is done to reinforce the cultural offer of this 2019 edition. Brussels Design Market will highlight the image of Brussels, a city of vintage: a vintage route in the city will once again mark the 27th edition of the Brussels Design Market, which is the biggest vintage market in Europe. The Arts & Crafts itinerary brings a focus this year on ceramics. Workshops and ceramics designers will be highlighted . Moreover a collective exhibition will be presented at the AREA 42 located rue des Palais.
    KONTAKT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/de/brussels-design-september-2019/695.html