Report of the activities of NXTSTP 2012-2017


As project leader we are proud to present the full report of the second term of NXTSTP, a European network for emerging artists.

The publication offers an insight into the network and the results of the second term as well as perspectives on the project by both the eight partners and some of the participating artists (Miet Warlop, Joris Lacoste, Gunilla Heilborn, Iggy & Maike Lond Malmborg, Richard Gregory and Taoufiq Izeddiou). You can also read the report online via the NXTSTP website, which provides more information about the project and playlists of the supported artists. The list will be updated until October 2018.

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Closing Party


The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is coming to a close this weekend. On Saturday we end the festival where it all started three weeks ago: with a full day of activities and a grand closing party at arts centre WIELS. Admission is free, everyone is welcome.

Talk Victoria Pérez Royo


On Thursday 25 May at 19:00 Victoria Pérez Royo will give a lecture on her experiences with Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. Victoria Pérez Royo is a performing arts reseacher, and lives between Madrid and Berlin. She has been closely involved in Mette Edvardsen’s project. During Thursday’s lecture she will reflect on the shifts in the experience of reading and writing that the living books propose in their intersection between literature and bodies. Entrance to this talk is free, everyone is welcome.

Traffic problems in Brussels on 24 and 25 May


Traffic problems are expected in Brussels on 24 and 25 May because of security measures taken for the visit to Brussels by the president of the United States, Donald Trump. Especially Théâtre Varia (because of traffic blocks in the European district) and Kaaitheater (because of a planned protest march on 24 May) can be hard to reach. We recommend taking the necessary precautions and using public transport to move in-between the festival locations.

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine: workshops 23 > 26/05


There are still some places left for the workshops at Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. In one-to-one sessions participants will begin the process of learning a book by heart, known here as “second generation books”. The workshops are taking place from 23 to 26 May, from 10:30 to 12:00. There is one workshop per participant per book; participants commit to the four days. Booking through the box office.

Festival centre and box office closed on 20 May


On Saturday 20 May the Belgian Pride is taking place at Mont des Arts. The festival centre and box office will exceptionally remain closed that day. For more information about the festival, and to book your tickets, you can still reach us by e-mail or by phone (02 210 87 37), all day from 12:00 to 19:00.

Jeroen Peeters: Talk


A reader of living books, Jeroen Peeters likes to spend time browsing the library of Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. Drawing from memories, stray notes and seeds of books to come, he will share his 'Reveries and confessions of a reader' in a conversational manner, on Thursday 18 May from 19:00 to 21:00 at Galerie Ravenstein.

Bookshop open


At the festival centre a selection of books and periodicals is on sale that put the topics and the artistic projects of this year’s festival in context. You can also buy the official festival merchandising, t-shirts and tote bags. The bookshop will be open from 13 to 18 May, and from 21 to 25 May, from 12:00 to 20:00.

Before the Codes : tickets on sale


On Saturday 13 May you can participate in Before the Codes, a late night reflection programme at Palais de la Dynastie curated by Lars Kwakkenbos & Daniel Blanga-Gubbay. A limited amount of tickets is still on sale at the box office and the ticket desk. Don't miss it.

Dimanche: book launch, opening & performances


Pierre Droulers is is publishing a book that looks back over his forty-year career and more than thirty creations. At La Raffinerie he is exhibiting an installation that reveals the materials and principles used when the book was being put together. The exhibition opens on Sunday 14 May with an entire day programme of activities and performances by Malika Djardi, Alain Franco, Daniel Linehan, Laure Prouvost and others. You can find the full programme here. The exhibition is on display at La Raffinerie until 27 May.