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The University of Jyväskylä will hold a conference entitled East-West Cultural Relations: Interplay of Arts and Cultural Diplomacy 1945-2017, which seeks to strengthen the research of cultural exchanges across national borders.

It explores and raises awareness of the state of cultural relations and diplomacy between Eastern and Western Europe. The conference aims to reflect on the East-West cultural connections from the Second World War to today. Its main focus is on artistic movements and exchanges between (and possibly within) the East and West.

February 24-25, 2017 at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

In the framework of Trauma & Revival, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


  • Charity dinner at the BOZAR Restaurant

    On 16 February, 25 Michelin-starred chefs took to the kitchen in three Brussels restaurants, including the BOZAR restaurant, to support the charity project led by South African chef Margot Janse. For the last 10 years, her association, Isabelo, Feeding Hungry Minds, has been providing 1,500 meals every school day to South African children.

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    Call for creative contributions : Symposium ‘Race, Power and Culture: A Critical Look at Belgian Cultural Institutions’

    The symposium is looking for creative and critical minds who want to share the stage and disrupt the taken-for-granted expectations in cultural institutions.

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  • Theodoor Van Loon abroad

    The rediscovery of the Brussels caravaggist painter Theodoor van Loon continues. After his impressive retrospective at BOZAR, Van Loon travels to Luxemburg, where a selection of his works will be shown at the MNHA (National Museum of Art and History).

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