Technology is omnipresent in our daily lives, but what do our online relationships actually represent? How do we inhabit a community through an app? What does it mean to be friends through platforms and avatars? And is there room for love in the metaverse? "Connecting" traces the links between physical reality and the digital world.
21/10/2023 — 22/10/2023
Discover the CONNECTING exhibition with our guides and mediators!
Compose a musical score by scanning the graphic symbols designed by artist duo FOO/SKOU. The digital display on your smartphone recognises the shapes and transforms your graphic composition into a soundscape.
Opening with music, food & drinks
For the second edition of FAÇADE, a series of monumental works in the public space taking over the scaffolding at the site of the future KANAL-Centre Pompidou museum, artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (AMVK) pays homage to the city. Inauguration with Sara Dziri, DDV - Carl Cryplant plays Music for Cars & The Grateful Jazz plays Easy Listening (Rudy Trouvé & band).
02/09/2023 — 25/02/2024
For the second edition of FAÇADE, a series of monumental works in the public space taking over the scaffolding at the site of the future KANAL-Centre Pompidou museum, artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (AMVK) pays homage to the city. On the huge tarpaulin, she creates what she calls "a stage for Brussels". Through her colorful, layered style and feminist, socially engaged critique, AMVK presents us with paintings and characters that constitute the artist's intuitive image of the capital and its history.
01/08/2023 — 24/09/2023
The Open Sky Museum is a children's discovery of KANAL's neighbourhood. 100 children and young people aged between 10 and 14 have captured the beauty that surrounds us with the artist Larissa Vanhee. Discover the city through the children's eyes in the Yser/IJzer metro station and on the palisade of the under construction museum on Quai des Péniches/Akenkaai.
Françoise Schein x Athénée Royal Toots Thielemans
"Je rêve ma vie" displays 10 outdoor frescoes capturing twenty images by young people dreaming of the future and talking about their career aspirations. To be discovered as from July 06 in the streets of Molenbeek.
06/10/2023 — 03/12/2023
"Connecting" imagines new interdependencies between humans and non-humans. These connections expand and reshape our understanding of affection, kinship, and relationships. In investigating this new texture of experience, artists in the exhibition reflect on the transformative quality of technology in shaping our emotional worlds.