- by Jacinthe Gigou

Exhibition title: Ado Chale Alchemist. Artisan. Designer
Artist/s: Ado Chale
Venue: BOZAR, 23 rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels
Dates: 18/08 – 24/09/2017

Born in Brussels, Ado Chale is a mineralogist and blacksmith, who uses crystals or petrified wood in his works of art, and approaches making furniture like a craftsman rather than as a designer. This very first retrospective outlines the career and the world of Ado Chale, through carefully selected pieces of furniture and objects, such as his famous Goutte d’eau bronze table, inspired by pre-Columbian art

Exhibition title: Art is comic
Artist/s: Brecht Vandenbroucke, Mon Colonel & Spit, Brecht Evens, HuskMitNavn, Jean Jullien, Joan Cornellà
Venue: MIMA, 39 quai du Hainaut, 1080 Brussels
Dates: Until 31/12/2017

The MIMA opened on the day after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, a time of sadness and uncertainty. That is when the idea for this exhibition originated. How to respond to rampant anxiety and escalating secterianism? Humour! If the humour of “Art Is Comic” hits home with you, you will feel an antidepressant effect immediately.

 Joan Cornella

Joan Cornella