Brussels frequently plays host to European summits, and for a number of years there has been a certain sense of crisis to every summit. One member state is now limping towards the exit... The arts are not to blame. For years, artists have spoken in favour of a European Union founded on culture. After the words, it is now time for action: a Brussels-wide arts event that demonstrates artistic and political vigour. ‘Political’ in the etymological meanings of the Greek Politeia (society), Polis (city) and Politikos (civilian society). On the weekend of the European elections the culture houses of Brussels will hold a summit of the arts. It is not intended as a Eurocentric summit, but as an Art Summit that sees the Mediterranean Sea as a place of cultural exchange, not as a border crossing.
Brussels Art Summit wants to be an impetus to a city-wide art festival that the Brussels art organizations are working on together in the run-up to 2030, year of a Belgian European Capital of Culture.
> Circus of Truth (performances + exhibition) - 29.05 - 02.06.'19
> Race, Power & Culture (symposium) - 22.05 - 24.05.'19
> Multiple Transmissions. Art in the Afropolitan Age (exhibition) 25.05.'19