Brussels Art Summit

About this event

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.

Programme:

WIELS:
Multiple Transmissions. Art in the Afropolitan Age from 25.05.2019

BOZAR:
> Circus of Truth (performances + exhibition) - 29.05 - 02.06.2019
Race, Power & Culture (symposium) - 22.05 - 24.05.2019

CENTRALE for contemporary art:
Mirage, Déplacement - Olga de Soto (performance) - 25.05.2019 
Conversation about Etel Adnan (talk) - 26.05.2019 

A collaboration between Bozar, WIELS and Centrale for Contemporary Art. With the support of Visit brussels, Nationale Loterij/Loterie Nationale, Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap