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Fondation CAB, Rue Borrens 32, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium

Ron Gorchov & Otis Jones

Red Circle with Blue Circle

The advent of the shaped canvas proved to be a pivotal moment in the history of 20th century art. It quashed the rectangle’s dominance and subverted the idea of the painting as a window. Suddenly, canvases could be egg-shaped or any irregular polygon that was desired. A few artists, such as the American painters Ron Gorchov (1930-2020) and Otis Jones (b. 1946), even pushed the idea further by making paintings that projected off the wall. Now for the first time, their works are being shown together in this unprecedented overview. Review by John Gayer

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Komplot, Chaussée de Forest, 90 Vorstse Steenweg, 1060 Brussels


Composition with bench, flowers and mirror, wooden bench, Harry Potter Mirror of Erised cast-iron replica, recycled cardboard box, polystyrene, flowers, 2016

Fenêtreproject is the name of Paris-based artist and curatorial duo, Francesca Mangion and Dustin Cauchi. For their first show in Brussels, they set out to explore the role of economic immanence on hopes, expectations and aesthetics.

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Rod Barton, Rue de la Régence, 67 1000 Brussels

Erin Lawlor

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Erin Lawlor's recent paintings cite visual memories from childhood, the line and form reminiscent of the undefined biomorphic universes of Sendak or dr. Seuss, with a heightened chromatic range that at times seems to verge on the cartoonish or technicolour.

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Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Rue de la Régence, Regentschapsstraat 67, B-1000 Brussels

Jef Geys: Painting Clouds

Painting Clouds, Installation View

Jef Geys critiques and calls into question the authority of certain accepted practices (his own and those of others) including art criticism. Geys' latest series of works on view at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer affirms his radical independent position and develops an unprecedented approach to collective creativity, frequently generated by the participation of his immediate community.

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Mon Chéri, 67 rue de la Régence, 1000 Brussels,

Yonatan Vinitsky: Sortie Définitive

Yonatan Vinitsky: Sortie Definitive, Installation View

It is not unusual for Yonatan Vinitsky’s solo exhibitions to look like group exhibitions. The formal diversity of his works as well as that of the techniques used often produce a heterogeneous landscape that a distracted viewer would have trouble attributing to one and the same person. His solo exhibition at Mon Chéri brings together three of the artist’s new productions, along with two recent series of works.

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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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Marianne Van Boxelaere reviews the sequence of meticulously undersized exhibition rooms that makes up this group display

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WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels

Walter Swennen: So Far So Good

WALTER SWENNEN Installation view 1

'Walter Swennen is the artist of the anti-systematic. He is against every system', says the Wiels' director, Dirk Snauwaert; a sentiment central to this retrospective. Review by Belinda Seppings

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Beursschouwburg vzw, Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels

Céline Berger: Best Practices

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Art was a late vocation for Berger. She brings the aesthetics and protocols of the office environment to the gallery, revealing new sides to both. Review by Laura Herman.

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Brussels Art Days

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'Visiting 30 galleries in one day is a recipe for art overload and a challenge as superfluous as it is impossible, especially since most exhibitions run until mid-November. But it does offer an opportunity to identify certain aspects that would go unnotic

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