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This was 4-26.5.2018


The 23rd Kunstenfestivaldesarts drew to a close in Brussels on Saturday 26 May. Almost 40 works created by artists from all over the world have invigorated Brussels, stimulating debates and conversations, workshops and parties.

With an occupancy rate close to 98% (and more than 26,500 tickets sold), one can only acknowledge that the festival gathers large audiences from Brussels and further afield around demanding artistic projects that attempt to avoid a particular format.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who have “made” this 2018 festival with us: the artists, the partners, and the audiences.

Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2019 will take place from the 10th of May till the 1st of June, 2019.

See you next year!

Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2018 at BRUZZ


Bruzz has broadcast a lovely video report about the 23rd edition of Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Behind the scenes, artistic director Christophe Slagmuylder guides you through the program and venues. 

Watch the video here.

Extra tickets concert Charlemagne Palestine & Nico Vascellari - 25/05 in Kanal – Centre Pompidou


There are extra tickets available for Newwwsswirlll, the concert of Charlemagne Palestine & Nico Vascellari, tonight (25/05) in Kanal – Centre Pompidou. Afterwards there is a free party! 

Buy tickets (online until 17:00 or at the door in Kanal — Centre Pompidou)

☛ Composer, musician, shaman, visual artist and performer, Charlemagne Palestine, opened the festival with an impressive concert on organ and bells in the Cathedral of Saints Michael & Gudula. In Kanal he will be addressing his talents as punk icon.  

Nico Vascellari works with complex and eccentric installations, combining performative and sculptural elements with drawings, collages, videos and sonic extravaganzas. He is also singer in the punk band With Love and is famous in the alternative underground scene.

Public presentation workshop « Alternatives sorcières » (20/05)


Sunday May 20, from 6 pm, there is a public presentation of the workshop Alternatives sorcières, including collective or individual practices that were developed the five preceding days: an active listening session, a Runway, a composed chant,... all of these formats will be presented.

You are free to wander through the space, to participate in a number of presentations or to come just as a spectator.

Alternatives sorçières is a workshop by Latifa Laâbissi and Anna Colin, in dialogue with Jérémy Damian and Bastien Mignot.

Charleroi Danse / La Raffinerie (Loft, 6e verdieping)
18:00 > 19:45

Deelnemers Francesca Ada Carrozza, Pascale Barret, David Bernadas, Véronique Biunkens, Lisa Cogniaux, Luna Luz Deshayes, Hélio Hoarau Dos Santos, Thymios Fountas, Eva Joncquel, Mac Ophélie, Camille Meyer, Mélanie Pluss, Myriam Pruvot, Dimitri Tuttle

Met dank aan Jessica Batut, Kevin Fay, Johanna Grivel, Valentina Iancu

Organisatie Kunstenfestivaldesarts & Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

In het kader van W.I.T.C.H.E.S. Constellation van Latifa Laâbissi en Paul Maheke.

Extra performance of Sorour Darabi - Farci.e on 20/5


The performance of Farci.e on Saturday 19/5 was cancelled for technical reasons. An extra performance will take place this Sunday 20/5 at 5 pm. Ticket holders of the cancelled performance can use their ticket for this extra show. There will also be tickets on sale at the doors.

The festival at INSAS 16 > 20/05


From May 16 until 20 the Kunstenfestivaldesarts will settle at INSAS. This art school, with its exceptional setting, will host several artistic projects including The May Events: a programme about past, present and future revolutions.

Take part in performances, exhibitions, interventions by students, encounters, films in open air, parties, ... 

16 > 20/05 The May Events
18/05 Party H E 4 R T B R O K E N x MikeQ
19/05 Party Blu Samu x Dj Fatoosan & Raph Stark

Artists' portraits 2018


Not only the artistic projects are must sees. Also the artists themselves are adorable. 
Click here to have a look at the artists' portraits of 2018.

Screening Cinemaximiliaan & Béla Tarr in Cinema Palace on Sunday 13/05


On Sunday 13/05 you can watch the full short film programme by Cinemaximiliaan & Béla Tarr in Cinema Palace! After two (selected) screenings at the Cinemaximilaan Project House in Molenbeek, an extra screening is added to the programme!

Cinema Palace
Anspachlaan 85
1000 Brussels

Entrance € 8,75 / € 7 / € 6 / free for Cinemaximiliaan volunteers
+ free donation for Cinemaximiliaan

Reservation via Cinema Palace

Full program of all six films followed by Q&A

    Belgium, 2018 // 11 min. // Color // OV Farsi, ST English, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 24 min. // Color // OV Dutch, ST English, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // No Language
    Belgium, 2018 // 6 min. // Color // OV English, ST Dutch, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 18 min. // Color // OV Arabic, ST English, French
    Belgium, 2018 // 9 min. // Black & White // OV English, ST Dutch, French

More info

Extra activities Milo Rau — La Reprise - Histoire(s) du théâtre (I)


Tonight (4/05) is the premiere of Milo Rau's new creation: La Reprise — Histoire(s) du théâtre (I). The piece can be seen at Théâtre National from the 4th to the 10th of May. Get your tickets here

In the frame of this piece you can attend some (free) extra activities

Sunday 6/05

  • Kids Brunch 
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  • Encounter: actors & special guests
    17:00-18:00 (in the theatre, after the performance)
    With: the actors of La Reprise, Bertrand Daele, Frédéric Gillot, Hassan Jarfi (father of Ishane Jarfi), Caroline Lamarche; moderator: Eva-Maria Bertschy (dramaturge)
    During the artistic process, Milo Rau and his team meet many people who inspire their work. In a meeting after the show the actors of 'La Reprise' interact with them about their experiences during the rehearsals and performances.

Tuesday 8/05

  • Introduction
    19:30-20:15 @ Foyer des comédiens
    By Laure Saupique (Théâtre National) & Flore Herman (Kunstenfestivaldesarts) (NL/FR)

Wednesday 9/05

  • Artist talk 
    22:00-23:00 (dans la salle)
    With Milo Rau & Olivier Bailly (Médor) (NL/FR)
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