- A-Z night
- art in public space
- Art on the Meuse
- De Unie Hasselt-Genk
- Francesca Torzo
- Francesca Torzo
- Kunst in open ruimte
- Mies van der Rohe Award
- Milan Design Week
- Open Call
- performative exhibition
- Pit – Art in Public Space in Borgloon-Heers
- School of Time
- Studio Future
- The Time of Work
- The Wilde Things
- The Work of Time
Once again the artist militia meets in an unruly group portrait
The Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde is creating a Night Watch 2.0. This monumental charcoal drawing was inspired by the genre of group portraits from the 16th and 17th century. He is bringing this tradition to Hasselt’s legendary local café Cambrinus. He depicts a fictional community of artists featuring both people from his own personal circle and the café’s regulars.
The Green House
The Green House in the middle of the Arboretum at Bokrijk was once ready to be demolished. Krijn the King decided to save it. He stripped the building from the inside out and added an extra layer to it, making it part of the Arboretum as a ruined pavilion. The design focuses on the beautiful enclosed garden that boasts a profusion of vegetation. He plays with the visitor’s gaze, sense of direction and perception. The work invites you to experience the place in a new way.
The Swiss Atelier Amont designed Canal Pavilion, a pleasant meeting spot where you can relax or have a picnic. The expressive roof-shaped wooden structure, surrounded by curtains, was built in the Quartier Canal in Hasselt in 2014. You can now find it in the green environment of the Bethany Campus Hasselt.
Gravitational Waves is a subtle installation by artist Tomás Saraceno (°1973, Argentina/lives and works in Berlin). His projects are inspired by, among other things, spheres, cloud formations and… spiderwebs. In his work, he observes patters that occur both in the macrostructures of our universe and in the microsystems of nature. To Saraceno, the web is the best metaphor to connect everything that lives and survives. The installation seamlessly matches the surroundings of the Kattevennen and the Cosmodrome, where microcosms and macrocosms meet.
Picturesque Sketches: after Léon Becker
The concrete bridge at the Hoogzij connects the Heem Park with the nature reserve Kattevennen, but also brusquely interrupts this green area. British artist Nils Norman has painted the concrete walls with a collage of pictures that are inspired by the illustrations of the landscape painter and arachnologist Léon Becker (1826-1909). In the 19th century, Becker visited Genk and published a standard work on spiders. Norman’s painting refers to the surrounding nature and the importance of ecological balance. In it likewise a critique of the closing of the Ford factory and its social impact.
The Rock Show
In 2014, Erik Odijk expanded the Emile Van Doren Museum with an outdoor exhibition space. Along with an ensemble of artists, he transformed the villa of landscape painter Emile Van Doren back into a place of encounter. The museum garden features the permanently exhibited works ‘Meeting Place of Memorial Stones for Lost Loved Ones’ (Erik Odijk), the ‘Prediction Module’ (Vaast Colson), ‘A meteorite named Erika’ (Erik Odijk) and ‘A Landscape for the Painter’ by Rudy J. Luijters.