CENTRALE for contemporary art – Exposition RESISTANCE

From 27.09.2018 to 27.01.2019

The City of Brussels is celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1968, a period of rupture littered with multiple challenges and an emblematic year for art and society. For this occasion, the CENTRALE fulfils its mission as a centre of public art through the exhibition RESISTANCE, focusing on the manner in which art took on and participated in the social and political challenges which shook this five-year period.

By presenting a dialogue between the works of 68 and contemporary works of Belgian and international artists, the exhibition will illuminate this formidable artistic period, which still influences contemporary art.

High points (from the end of November to 06 January)

Every day: looped film projections in the OPEN ACADEMY space (free);

30 November: Second RITCS Arts & Politics Symposium: One Struggle? (EN) – Eco-feminism versus the Anthropocene? With Lieven de Cauter;
05 December: Art exhibition Zizi Lazer @ CENTRALE.lab ;
12 December: CENTRALE Cinema – Ernest-Pignon-Ernest.

Pratical information

CENTRALE for contemporary art – 44, place Sainte-Catherine, 1000 Brussels




Brussels Vintage Market – Xmas edition

The Brussels Vintage Market, now a tradition, will occupy the magnificent Halles Saint-Géry in December to propose two events:

On Sunday 2, visitors can discover the traditional vintage market where they can unearth numerous treasures: clothes, accessories, decoration, small retro pieces of furniture, records…and also original creations of Brussels designers. Santa Claus will drop by at 4 pm and there will be sweets for young and old!

On Sunday 09 December, Christmas Designers Market: a special edition focused on end-of-year festivities for the biggest creator market in the capital! More than 50 exhibitors will present their creations. Jewels, lights, stationery, decoration, clothes, accessories, and every type of object… an unmissable spot to find the perfect gift!

Pratical information

The two dates: from 12 am to 7 pm

free entry




Museum of the City of Brussels – Maison du Roi : The Grand-Place to be exhibition

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the inscription of Brussels “Grand-Place” in the World Heritage list of UNESCO, the Museum of the City of Brussels (located since 1887 in the Maison du Roi) and the Historical Heritage Unit present an original exhibition in this emblematic location.

Organised around the monumental statue of Saint-Michel, the 15th century weather vane, it will focus on numerous themes concerning its history, architecture, safeguarding and enhancement. Works of art, documents from the archives and rare archaeological objects will be assembled here for the first time.

Restoration sites will also be highlighted thanks to working documents, photographs, tooling and original objects from the façades.

Pratical information

From 04 October 2018 to 11 March 2019.

Maison du Roi, Grand-Place – from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Closed on Mondays, on 25 December and 01 January.




The Wardrobe of Manneken-Pis

Manneken-Pis is undeniably Brussels’ biggest star! He has more than 1000 outfits and regularly receives new ones. He is the only statue in the world to have such a wardrobe and to be clothed more than 130 days a year. The museum dedicated to him presents more than 140 exceptional outfits from all over the world and categorised according to various themes.

Pratical information

rue du Chêne, 1000 Brussels – from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Closed on Mondays, on 25/12 and 01/01.


Musée Mode et Dentelle – Back Side – Fashion from Behind

This intriguing exhibition examines the perception we have of our back and that of others: the majesty of a trailing court dress, the weight of a backpack, the sensuality of a décolleté or the constriction of a zip.

By presenting more than seventy articles of clothing and accessories, from Parisian haute couture to contemporary prêt-à-porter, passing by uniforms and straitjackets, “Back Side – Fashion from Behind” brings together a collection which recounts another history of fashion.

Pratical information

From 08/11/2018 to 31/03/2019

Musée Mode et Dentelle, rue de la Violette 12 – 1000 Brussels


From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Mondays, on 25/12 and 01/01.

The Christmas of the Cathedrals – The Christmas Bell Ringers

Silence has fallen on the Cathedrals. The Great Bell isn’t ringing…what a dilemma for the Bell-Ringers! A solution must be found fast to save Christmas and to announce its arrival!

Unusual and mysterious characters will bring the spectators in an audio-visual spiral of magic, humour, poetry and dance to plunge them into a fantastic quest to find the sound of the Christmas Bell.

“The Christmas Bell Ringers” is a hope-filled odyssey which will transport viewers of all ages into the innocence of childhood.

Pratical information

Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg Church in Brussels.

From 02 December to 05 January – shows at 5 pm, 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm – Duration of the show: 45 mins.


+32 471 19 73 17

A creation of Luc PETIT based on an idea and text by Michel TEHEUX.
Production manager: Anne ROELANDT. A production of the ASBL “les Nocturnales”.