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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.
    CONTACT : 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/en/rizom/926.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    Focus : Ceramics
    Every year, Brussels Design September choses to showcase an artistic medium, through exhibitions, conferences and an art and craft course. This focus allows us to shed light on the actors in the creative sector, which contributes to the pride of Brussels' know-how. The reasons that led us to develop a path around ceramics in Brussels are simple but essential: the development of our creators, the excitement of commercial activity, and the excellent education provided in the Brussels region. Our wish is to give place to the meeting between the work of the Brussels creators and the public. More than 10 workshops and places of creation will open their doors to the public for a weekend where everyone will have the opportunity to present their work methods and creations. In addition, a group exhibition, located Rue des Palais in AREA 42, is curated by Jean-François Declerc and Aurélien Gendras.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/focus-ceramics/947.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    Exhibition - Adrian Cruz chez Le Studio (Lucia Esteves)
    In 1946, my grandfather Chema, started to work with resin in his small atelier in Mexico City. He created figures such as toys, buttons and household products, but his creativity went beyond the commercial use of the resin. He started to experiment with new forms, encapsulating flowers and insects to create magnificent artworks. When I was a child I used to play with these objects, fascinated by the translucency and the three-dimensional illusion that light creates through the resin. After finishing my studies in Architecture in Italy, I realized that those objects were still in my mind waiting to be revived and played again. Today, using the unique and sophisticated technique that Chema developed, I mix colours inspired by the Mexican culture with pure forms in onyx and marble as learnt through my architect's journey. Through the objects that my grandfather created, he transmitted me his passion. Although I never met him, each piece I design is like discovering something new about Chema.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-adrian-cruz-chez-le-studio-lucia-esteves/949.html

  • 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.
    CONTACT : Sue Schiepers, Dokter Willemsstraat 30, B-3500, Hasselt, tel : +32 476 968806 - mail : sue@schiepersgallery.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/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.
    CONTACT : 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/en/exhibition-design-on-air/845.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    04/09/2019 > 15/12/2019 - Exhibition - Marie-Ange Guilleminot shows her work in the Horta Museum
    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)
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-marie-ange-guilleminot-shows-her-work-in-the-horta-museum/941.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)
    CONTACT : Benjamin Zurstrassen, Rue Américaine, 27, 1060, Bruxelles, tel : 32.494.32.06.56 - mail : B.zurstrassen@hortamuseum.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-marie-ange-guilleminot-shows-new-work-in-maison-horta/942.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    05/09/2019 > 30/09/2019 - ​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.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/brussels-design-september-2019/695.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    05/09/2019 > 30/09/2019 - Highlights - Edition 2019
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/highlights-edition-2019/932.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    05/09/2019 > 30/09/2019 - Lectures
    This year Brussels Design September, has the pleasure to introduce Paola Navone as its guest of honor. Straightforward, a dreamer and eclectic: her mind and soul are a combination of flavours and colours of the South of the world - known, loved and lived - together with the taste and forms of the West, rich in traditions, open and continuously in movement. All of this produces her untiring curiosity in her research for matters and materials, forms and structures. In her research for the present, the past and the future. Paola Navone is an architect. She is a product designer, an interior decorator and art director. She is a creator of exhibitions and events all around the world. In 1983, she won the prestigious Osaka International Design Award. She is Designer of the Year in 2000 for the magazine Architektur&Wohnen. In 2011 she won the Elle Deco International Design Awards for two project. In 2014 she has been inducted into Interior Design Magazine’s prestigious Hall of Fame. In 2018 she win the Elle Deco International Design Awards for the category outdoor furniture. She has worked and still cooperates with most important companies of the international and Italian stage of the design world.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/lectures/936.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    12/09/2019 > 09/10/2019 - Exhibition - Red in Italy
    The Italian Cultura Institute in Brussels, the Campari Group and Galleria Campari present the exhibition Red in Italy. All the Reds of Italian design. This project, which is already on view in the Galleria Campari, is a 360-degree exploration of everything to do with the colour red through a series of iconic Made in Italydesign objects. The exhibition wants to stimulate a cultural exchange. Colours are part of a nation’s culture: they influence our customs and way of life, they affect the way people behave and are reflected in our surroundings, language and collective imagination. The iconic red Campari provides the starting point for a reflection on all those different ‘reds’ that have characterised the civilisations of the world. The rich, surprising history of this colour reveals to us, by mixing art, design, culture and sociology, how our mentality has changed over the years. The exhibition project is structured around five thematic sections, providing the visitor with a way of interpreting the exhibition that involves all the senses. This exhibition confirms the important role of the Campari Group and Italian companies in the world of design by placing the accent on the characteristic elements of Made in Italy products, such as their strong ties with tradition, their cultural heritage and their highly practical nature.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-red-in-italy/945.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    18/09/2019 > 27/09/2019 - Limited edition - Xavier Lust
    The story between Design September and Xavier Lust has been multiple for many years. The success of the Design Stories exhibition at Botanique in 2015 or our collaboration for the exhibition Between Art & Design at Kanal - Center Pompidou the past edition shows it. Of course, Design September turned to Xavier Lust to sign this first production of a series of limited edition pieces. For this production, we wanted to present something new, and to embark on new grounds, working on a material that Xavier Lust has not yet experienced in his very broad work: porcelain. A material where the shape, the deformation of the material will be confronted to the claw of the designer.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/limited-edition-xavier-lust/934.html

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

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN MARKET - www.designmarket.be
    28/09/2019 > 29/09/2019 - BRUSSELS DESIGN MARKET - Jules Wabbes, 100th anniversary exhibition
    Ever since its creation in 2002, the Brussels Design Market has evolved into the « the largest design market in Europe ». This event, that takes place twice a year (March and September), has become one of the main events in the international vintage design calendar. Maintaining its particular atmosphere that charac- terizes flea markets, the Brussels Design Market has continued to increase qualitatively and attracting more and more visitors every years. Dealers, collectors, professionals and amateurs from all over Europe, come together in Brussels to search for fabulous vintage items, designed in the last century. Visitors can discover original and iconic pieces from Ita- lian, French, American, and Scandinavian designers. These are created by the biggest names in the history of design, such as Sottsass, Le Corbusier, Eames, or Jacobsen and Panton. Between the purchase of well know designers and anonymous ones, visitors can enjoy a coffee break or a lunch break with the original food trucks in place. To finish off, this event takes place in the historical frame of Tour & Taxis’ halls, the industrial building that welco- mes the biggest cultural events of Brussels. Brussels Design Market is happy to announce that the thematic exhibition of this edition will will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Jules Wabbes. This is unquestionably the emblematic figure of Belgian design from the 50s to the 70s. Jules Wabbes is mainly known for his office furniture design, which has equipped the premises of the famous public and private institutions of his time: the headquarters of the Glaverbel, the Générale de Banque (now BNP Parisbas Fortis), or the Foncolin. Little-known to the general public, his work was nevertheless acclaimed by international critics. In 1960, his ingenuity and his love for the beauty of materials and pure lines were rewarded with a gold medal at the famous Triennale of Milan. This exhibition will unveil rare pieces of his production, thanks to the valuable collaboration of Marie Ferran-Wabbes.
    CONTACT : Julie Tobie, Rue du Belvédèrestraat, 28, 1050, Bruxelles - Brussel, tel : +32 2 349 35 53 - mail : julie@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/brussels-design-market-jules-wabbes-100th-anniversary-exhibition/925.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN MARKET - www.designmarket.be
    28/09/2019 > 29/09/2019 - Contemporary Design Market
    Brussels Design September, FlandersDC for Design, and Wallonie Design are proud to present the launch of theContemporary Design Market, powered by #IkKoopBelgisch/J’AchèteBelge*. The Contemporary Design Market will take place at the same time as theBrussels Design Market, the largest event dedicated to 20th century design, which attracts more than 7000 visitors! For this edition, a special area will be dedicated to contemporary design! Contemporary Design Market is an exclusive presentation and sale moment for well-known Belgian based designers and upcoming Belgians based talents working in different design disciplines with various materials. As a part of the Design September program, Contemporary Design Market is a unique moment to discover, meet and buy Belgian design. Professionals, collectors, prescriptors, architects and other design lovers are invited to discover the very best of the contemporary design scene. Carefully selected by a committee of design experts, designers will showcase their last creations.
    CONTACT : Julie Tobie, Rue du Belvédèrestraat, 28, 1050, Bruxelles - Brussel, tel : +32 2 349 35 53 - mail : julie@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/contemporary-design-market/951.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    28/09/2019 > 29/09/2019 - Contemporary Design Market - Focus on Columbian design
    For this new edition, the Contemporary Design Market, which will be the big novelty of the Brussels Design Market, located in Tour & Taxis, dedicates a special focus on Colombian design. As every year, the Design Market presents designers from foreign countries. This year, from the 28th to the 29th of September, you will be able to discover the result of the social and structural transformation of the city of Medellin. David Del Valle is inspired by two techniques for the realization of his works: first it is about the stone carving. But not just any of the stones, one of the most beautiful stones in Colombia of the Santander region, the Barichara stone. The second technique comes from ecological design: in fact, David Del Valle transforms plastic waste into raw material. The result is the golden table that he will be presented at the Contemporary Design Market. This table was made from recycled plastic bottles and was then dipped in metal. The creators of this table want to show the ecological problem that represents the sorting of plastic but mostly the possibility of transforming waste into raw material. This process is done manually, from beginning to end, by the artist and his assistants.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/contemporary-design-market-focus-on-columbian-design/950.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    28/09/2019 > 29/09/2019 - Contempory Design Market - Jules Wabbes, 100 th anniversary exhibition
    Brussels Design September, FlandersDC for Design, and Wallonie Design are proud to present the launch of theContemporary Design Market, powered by #IkKoopBelgisch/J’AchèteBelge*. The Contemporary Design Market will take place at the same time as theBrussels Design Market, the largest event dedicated to 20th century design, which attracts more than 7000 visitors! For this edition, a special area will be dedicated to contemporary design! Contemporary Design Market is an exclusivepresentation and sale momentfor well-known Belgian based designersandupcoming Belgians based talentsworking in different design disciplines with various materials. As a part of the Design September program, Contemporary Design Market is a unique moment to discover, meet and buy belgian design. Professionals, collectors, prescriptors, architects and other design lovers are invited to discover the very best of the contemporary design scene. Carefully selected by a committee of design experts, designers will showcase their last creations. Brussels Design Market is happy to announce that the thematic exhibition of this edition will will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Jules Wabbes. This is unquestionably the emblematic figure of Belgian design from the 50s to the 70s. Jules Wabbes is mainly known for his office furniture design, which has equipped the premises of the famous public and private institutions of his time: the headquarters of the Glaverbel, the Générale de Banque (now BNP Parisbas Fortis), or the Foncolin. Little-known to the general public, his work was nevertheless acclaimed by international critics. In 1960, his ingenuity and his love for the beauty of materials and pure lines were rewarded with a gold medal at the famous Triennale of Milan. This exhibition will unveil rare pieces of his production, thanks to the valuable collaboration of Marie Ferran-Wabbes.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/contempory-design-market-jules-wabbes-100-th-anniversary-exhibition/935.html

  • CONTEMPORARY DESIGN MARKET - http://contemporarydesignmarket.be
    28/09/2019 > 29/09/2019 - Contemporary Design Market
    Le Contempory Design Market est un rendez-vous exclusif dédié au design belge, qui permet aux visiteurs de découvrir et d’acheter des objets signés par des designers belges. Il aura lieu les 28 et 29 septembre pendant le Brussels Design Market, la plus grande manifestation dédiée aux objets de design du 20e siècle qui attire chaque année plus de 7000 visiteurs à Tour et Taxi. Pour cette édition de Septembre 2019, un espace sera consacré spécifiquement au design contemporain! Moment exclusif et unique pour les designers belges, connus ou émergents et venant de diverses disciplines du design, de présenter et vendre leurs créations. Le Contemporary Design Market fait partie de la programmation de Design September et est le rendez-vous exclusif pour découvrir et acheter du design belge et rencontrer les designers de notre territoire. L’événement est organisé en collaboration avec Flanders DC et Wallonie Design.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : + 32 2 349 35 95 - mail : roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/contemporary-design-market/955.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    24/11/2019 > 07/03/2020 - 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.
    CONTACT : 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/en/exhibition-nature-morte-nature-vivante/875.html

  • EURANTICA FINE ART FAIR 2020 - www.eurantica.be
    24/03/2020 > 29/03/2020 - 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 2019 edition of Eurantica Brussels that opens its doors from 26 until 31 March 2019. 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. Eurantica welcomes a prestigious guest this year, the Horta Museum Brussels (Saint-Gilles) that celebrates its 50th anniversary. The friends of the Horta Museum Brussels are present at the fair with an exceptional ensemble of twelve pieces of furniture from the Wolfers shop. For the occasion, the original glass will be shown, reproduced by Val-Saint Lambert, that was integrated in a frame in gilt bronze and signed by Victor Horta. It is the only saved piece of decorative art that was realised by Victor Horta. For your information: all the archives and drawings have been destroyed. This year the fair has several exceptional booths. At the entrance, there is a big booth dedicated to the Empire period. Galerie de Potter d’Indoye proposes a selection of elegant pieces with sober lines that fit well in both classic and very contemporary interiors. De Potter, who is passionate about old furniture and rare objects, and his partner, Diane van Ussel, who in her turn is fascinated by design, have concentrated, with the years, on the end of the XVIIIth century. They are especially fascinated by exceptional pieces from the Empire period from manufactures in Paris, like the clock in gilt bronze with a complex mechanism or pieces of furniture from famous houses. The scenography of the booth is further completed with French paintings from various periods and horizons. Cubism and abstraction are also well represented by Claes Gallery (René Guiette), NF Gallery (André Lanskoy) or galerie Raf Van Severen (Marcel-Louis Baugniet). These three faithful exhibitors are specialists in French and Belgian modernity, before and after the war. The fair returns this autumn with a dynamic formula of 6 days (a much appreciated formula in 2018). Eurantica will open with a Preview on Tuesday, March 26 and afterwards a vernissage on Wednesday, March 27. A group of experts will check the pieces before the opening and will remain available for the audience for all questions. They also give certificates to buyers of the pieces that are exhibited at the fair.
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