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In the period 2018-2020 the Centre for Fine Arts is introducing a city-wide project based around the work of a few Flemish Masters (including Theodoor van Loon, Bernard van Orley and the Flemish Primitives.

They lived and worked in Brussels and their art was firmly rooted in the political and religious reality of their day.

These exhibitions bring the visitor into contact with the oeuvre of a few less familiar artists whose work is well worth rediscovering. At the same time we look back over 300 years, during which the current visual culture came into being and gained ground. These images were also contested, their status called into question. The Iconoclastic Fury of 1566 wanted to bring an end to idolatry. Parallel to the main exhibitions BOZAR will further examine the power of the image, how it can come into being and be destroyed – even in this day and age.

For this project BOZAR LAB is launching a first open call to innovative firms, start-ups, artists and researchers. It challenges them to join BOZAR staff in thinking about how new technologies can strengthen the experience of these exhibitions. This must result in concrete applications. Everyone with a first innovative idea can apply!

Extension of the open call: Deadline 22 December 2017

With the support of: Fonds Baillet Latour & The A.G. Leventis Foundation.


  • Open Call Artistic Residency

    Words matter. Words reflect our world but also shape it. Language includes some and excludes others. BOZAR takes part in Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies, an ambitious European project that explores vocabularies, languages, and narratives of resistance in order to build new forms of expressions.

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    Tribute to conductor Patrick Davin

    It is with deep sorrow that we learn of the death of Belgian conductor Patrick Davin. This eminent musician and pupil of René Defossez, Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös was a regular guest of BOZAR, where he performed on the Henry Le Bœuf stage on numerous occasions.

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  • BOZAR makes you feel better

    After all the uncertainty of the last few months, we are pleased to welcome you back to BOZAR. We can’t do that with the programme we originally planned, but a modified offering that allows us to meet again in the safest of circumstances. To enable us to adapt as best we can to the changing circumstances and to welcome you back under the best conditions possible, we are still developing some of our programme. If you keep following us throughout the season, we will do our best to keep you up to date. Because there’s one thing you can be sure of in all this uncertainty: although we will have to host smaller audiences at the a time, the artistic quality will be undiminished!

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