Still looking for a holiday destination that will expand your brain and leave your insta followers gagging? Let BOZAR be your Tripadvisor. Here are 5 ways to travel the globe without leaving Brussels and its Centre for Fine Arts.
ROAD TRIP THROUGH… AFRICA
Let’s take a trip through Africa. Wait… the whole continent? Well yeah, pretty much. The impressive collection of Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo spans thousands of miles and hundreds of years, from spiritual Nkisi figurines to the videos of South African band Die Antwoord. It’s a wild, energetic trip that smashes old and new, classic African and contemporary art, politics and philosophy together. A trip through Africa through African eyes. Trust us, you won’t feel like a tourist in this exhibition.
Exhibition Incarnations. African Art as Philosophy – until 06.10.19
ROAD TRIP THROUGH… RUSSIA
A cross country trip is even more interesting if you’re crossing the largest country in the world! So hop on this trans-Siberian art train that takes you through 11 different time zones over a distance of 9289 kilometres. We stop in 12 cities, from Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga all the way to Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan. Moscow and St Petersburg don’t even get a look-in. Been there done that. This exhibition is an adventurous trip along the real untrodden paths of contemporary art.
Exhibition The Twelfth Time Zone. A Contemporary Art Report From Russia – until 08.09.19 ****FREE***
ROAD TRIP THROUGH… FRANCE
Leave the camper van behind and hit the road with nothing but a bicycle and some super human will power. This trip is less about high tech athleticism and superstars and more about pastis and the casual fan, as artist Jef Geys follows the tour de France of 1969 with his camera – the year that would land Eddy Merckx his first Tour victory and would land Man on the Moon… on the very same day.
Exhibition Jef Geys. The Tour de France 1969 of Eddy Merckx – until 01.09.19 ***FREE***
ROAD TRIP THROUGH… THE U.S.
Fasten your seatbelt for a road trip along the schisms and excesses of Trumpland with Belgian photographer Regine Mahaux. From the super slick glitzy kitsch of Jessica Simpson’s swimming pool and Ivana Trump’s Palm Beach life to the streets of San Francisco and Las Vegas, where the freaks and outsiders proudly display their imperfect bodies and (re)claim their identity.
Exhibition Regine Mahaux. Hors cadre – until 15.09.19 ***FREE***
ROAD TRIP THROUGH… THE ARAB WORLD
Page after page, country after country: this wild literary ride takes you through the fascinating world of Arabic literature (still rather hard to find in Brussels) from poetic masterpiece to informative cookbook. If you’re not fluent, don’t fret: this literary pop-up offers translations in English, French and Dutch. We guarantee a summer holiday that will open up a whole new world – and the best beach read of your life.
Literary Pop-Up Lagrange Points. Books from the Arab World – until 15.09.19