Agenda

Dolyu

Where:
KAAP | Vrijstaat O.
When:
Fri 17 Aug 2018

The Senegalese singer-songwriter Pathé Thiam worked in Dakar with well-known names from the Mbalax, a West African music style from the early seventies that received international recognition thanks to Youssou N'Dour. Since Thiam lives in Belgium, he found the perfect soul mate in the talented multi-instrumentalist Koen De Gendt. The Doylu band is the result of their collaboration..

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James Ensor and Léon Spilliaert. Two Masters of Ostend

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
30/04/16 to 09/01/26

Mu.ZEE, the Art Museum by the Sea, introduces a superb new collection featuring works by James Ensor and Léon Spilliaert in its brand-new wing.Opening in May 2016

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Ensor Dreams of mother-of-pearl

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
12/05/18 to 16/06/19

This new Ensor presentation consists almost exclusively of paintings and drawings from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. With 38 paintings and some 650 drawings, the museum not only has the largest, but also the very best Ensor collection.

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Un|settled expo

Where:
Raversyde
When:
01/07/18 to 11/11/18

UN|SETTLED is a large-scale project about what it feels like to be displaced. Artists share stories and visualise the sense of being uprooted, of being forced to leave the place you call “home”, in various ways and in various locations.

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Sandsculpture Festival - Disney Sand Magic

Where:
Groot Strand
When:
23/06/18 to 30/09/18

SANDSCULPTURE FESTIVAL Artists from all over the world create a fairytale world out of sand, with the most beloved characters of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel in the lead roles. Discover this exceptional exhibition, full of emotions and adventure, and experience the magic of the 25th anniversary of Disneyland® Paris on the beach of Ostend. About 40 artists from 12 different countries create a sculpture gallery of over 10,000 m², out of no less than 240 trucks with cave sand from the Ardennes. The giant sculptures with a height between 2 and 12 meters are resistant to all weather conditions. Specially designed paths ensure that the festival is fully wheelchair accessible. The walking trail is about 1 kilometer long. A visit takes about one hour.

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3D World Magic & Fun

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
07/07/18 to 02/09/18

Experience this fun exhibition at Kursaal Oostende this summer. Be an actor in your favorite 3D décor or discover the latest technological attractions with your family and friends. 3D World equals magic and fun! Dont forget to bring your camera or smartphone!

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Fusillade Nationale. Léon Spilliaert in dialogue, with you.

Where:
House of Spilliaert
When:
10/06/18 to 14/10/18

In 'Fusillade Nationale', the fifth exhibition of the Spilliaert House, guest curator Patrick Florizoone takes an associative look at Léon Spilliaert's oeuvre. Through various ensembles, we get acquainted with the many themes connecting Spilliaert and his oeuvre with Ostend, with contemporaries such as James Ensor and Hans Arp and also with contemporary artists such as John Baldessari and Gerhard Richter. In the second part of the exhibition, the curator invites you by means of an experimental set-up to enter into a dialogue with Léon Spilliaert. Only open on weekends and during Belgian school holidays.

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Beaufort 2018 - Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea

When:
30/03/18 to 30/09/18

Beaufort is a cultural tourist project along the Belgian coast. Every three years, a selection of national and international artists present their works of art in public space, particularly in the natural biotope of the Belgian coastal landscape. The sixth edition of Beaufort, Beaufort 2018, led by curator Heidi Ballet. takes place from 30 March to 30 September 2018.

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EK Skeeleren 2018

When:
17/08/18 to 23/08/18

The European Championships inline skating are taking place in Zandvoorde (Ostend). Come and enjoy the races in different age categories. Free admission for the public.

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Venetian Galleries

In 1900, Belgian King Leopold II commissioned architect Henri Maquet to design the first royal gallery: an L-shaped, closed and covered walkway between the royal villa and a large octagonal salon. Nowadays it is known by the name ‘Venetian Galleries’, referring to Venice’s classicist architecture. When the Belgian royal family decided they would no longer use their coastal residence, Ostend was given the concession of the entire complex and resolved that the building be used for cultural...

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