RADAR

THE BOZAR GIFT CARD

How to make the most of it in 2020

Concert, film, exhibition, theatre – everything is possible with the BOZAR GIFT CARD. This selection of events is merely the festive tip of the immense gift iceberg.

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, MONDO CANE curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz, Belgian Pavilion Venice Biennale 2019 (c) artists and Belgian Pavilion
Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, MONDO CANE curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz, Belgian Pavilion Venice Biennale 2019 (c) artists and Belgian Pavilion

BOZAR ended 2019 with the opening of a stunning retrospective of Keith Haring, and the New Year brings ample opportunity to catch up with it. Haring surpassed the definition of the artist with his activism and was, furthermore, the life and soul of the party. A diverse body of work that is often cheerful, yet intense (until 19 April). From February onwards, the twenty motorised dolls from the absurd world of Mondo Cane will occupy the antechambers of the Centre. They caused a stir at the 2019 Venice Biennale, and now you have the unique opportunity to see the work of Belgian artists Harald Thys and Jos de Gruyter in Brussels.

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble © Florence Grandidier
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Ensemble © Florence Grandidier

BOZAR couldn’t let Beethoven’s 250th birthday go by unnoticed. The celebrated Nina Stemme takes on the role of Leonore in a performance of Beethoven’s only opera: Fidelio (25 February). On 22 November 1808, Beethoven gave his last solo performance in Vienna. In 2020 Kristian Bezuidenhout and the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Ensemble recreate this historic evening (4 February). In addition to the range of concerts, you also get the chance in the autumn to get to know the composer in a different way through a major exhibition.   

I, Dareen T. (The International Selection) © David Kaplan
I, Dareen T. (The International Selection) © David Kaplan

If you love home-grown theatre and a sumptuous lunch break, Theater op de Middag (“Lunchtime Theatre”) is for you. The International Selection brings the best of the international dance and theatre world to Brussels. We’re also going international on the silver screen. In January, the Bridges festival introduces you to the films of Georgia, Ukraine and other countries in the region - a taste of a hidden but fascinating cinema tradition. Continue your travels with our Afropolitan Festival which in 2020 honours heroes and heroines from the (recent) past - like Toni Morrison – and living legends like Zaiko Langa Langa.

Afropolitan © Caroline Lessire
Afropolitan © Caroline Lessire

The BOZAR GIFT CARD opens up a true pandora’s box of cultural events

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