jeudi 29 mars 2012

Stanley Kubrick, Photographer - Brussels

 Stanley KUBRICK, Dailies of a rising star : Betsy von Fürstenberg, 1950, 
Courtesy Museum of the City of New York, Look Magazine Archive

 Stanley KUBRICK, The world's biggest spectacle : a circus run by a family, 1948 , 
Courtesy  Museum of the City of New York, Look Magazine Archive

 Stanley KUBRICK, Rocky Graziano, 1950, 
Courtesy Museum of the City of New York, Look Magazine Archive

 Stanley KUBRICK, Rocky Graziano, 1950, Courtesy Museum of the City of New York, Look Magazine Archive

Stanley KUBRICK, A tale of a shoe-shine boy,  1947, Courtesy Museum of the City of New York, Look Magazine Archive

The next exhibition at The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium has the objective to present the early creative efforts of Stanley Kubrick, one of the leading filmmakers of the 20th century. Kubrick was interested in all aspects of human experience. He explored the entire range of cinematographic possibilities to express how human violence can transform an individual to such an extent that he or she is reduced to a mask.
With the Kubrick exhibition, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium invites visitors on a discovery of the relation of American society to photography.

mercredi 28 mars 2012

BIB supports Actionnaires #5- Tristesse Contemporaine : CONTEST

After a mysterious disappearance in July 2011, the band Tristesse Contemporaine is back with a new album!
They will play live during the Actionnaires party this Thursday March 29th at Mr Wong.

So naturally, we support them and have 3 cds to give away

To be the lucky winner of one of those, simply answer the following question and send an email to with the subject: Contest Actionnaires before Thursday 12am.

During which prestigious fashion show (presentation of the Fall / Winter 2012-13 collection) were two of the new track of the group played?

Attention, we need to know your name and surname.

For more information about the evening this is where you need to go:
Coming soon on Brussels is Burning : an exclusive interview of Tristesse Contemporaine.

Stay tuned!

mardi 27 mars 2012

Sigur Rós
 Valtari - New album released on 28th May

Sigur Rós - Ekki múkk from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.

Sigur Rós will return with their sixth studio album, Valtari, on 28th May.  The first track from Valtari, entitled ‘Ekki Múkk’, is now streaming on the band’s website –  Valtari will be released on double LP, CD and digital download.  Valtari is Sigur Rós’s first studio album since 2008’s acclaimed Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, marking the end of their indefinite hiatus. It is either the album they always wanted to make, or the album they almost didn’t make, depending on how you look at it. 

Taken together, the eight songs on this 54-minute album feel like an alternative musical path the band didn’t take after 2002’s untitled ( ) album.  Frequently bereft of formal structures, and for large stretches of time more atmospheres than songs, the work – which the band have described as sounding “like an avalanche in slow motion” – offers a counterpoint to Sigur Rós’s steady yet unconscious migration towards public acceptance (either via ‘sound-bed’ ubiquity or use as emotional shorthand in this or that movie.)

Sigur Rós are: Jón Þór Birgisson (vocals, guitar), Georg Holm (bass), Kjartan Sveinsson (keyboards/piano), Orri Páll Dýrason (drums). Valtari was recorded by the band at Sundlaugin Studio, Mosfellbaer, Iceland

Valtari track listing:

    •     Ég anda.                           
    •     Ekki múkk.                        
    •     Varúð.                               
    •     Rembihnútur.                    
    •     Dauðalogn.                       
    •     Varðeldur.                         
    •     Valtari.                              
    •     Fjögur píanó. 


SAVE THE DATE: MODO SALES - 27 & 28 April 2012

Modo Brussels brings together once again his troops on Friday 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2012, this time in la Centrale électrique.

Annemie Verbeke, Artemi, Benoit Parotte, Carine Gilson, Caroline Foulon, Christophe Coppens, Céline Collard, Conni Kaminski, David Szeto, Dragon Factory, Elena Vasilieva, Françoise Pendville, Girls From Omsk, Heidewinne, Isalo in the mood for recycling, Juggle Angels, Filles à Papa, Louise Assomo, Le Fabuleux Marcel de Bruxelles, Marc-Philippe Coudeyre, Max & Lola, M & U, Michael Guérisse O’Leary, Monsieur Bul, Natacha Cadonici, Own, Sandrina Fasoli, Valérie Berckmans, World of Wonder, Y-dress? and My Dailywood
La Centrale Electrique/ De Elektriciteitscentrale
Place Sainte-Cathérine 44, 1000 Bruxelles
Friday 27th: 11:00AM - 9:00PM
Sat 28th: 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Free entrance - BC & VISA

Grimes photographed by Hedi Slimane

Grimes photographed by Hedi Slimane and styled by Robbie Spencer for Dazed & Confused.
Hair: Tomo Jidai
Makeup: Gemma Smith-Edhouse

Dose of music: Willow – We the young

Today I'm going to talk about a discovery I made and I'm very proud of. 
The band is called « Willow » and is simply the best Belgian band I heard  for a while !
I'm listening to tons of sounds every week, and well I often fall on some « great » bands. But to be honest, many of those great bands are already forgotten the next week.
But once in a while, there's  that one band I'm pretty sure I'll still be listening to months from that moment !  Jackpot !

So why is Willow that awesome ? Because firstly they don't sound « belgian ». Not that I don't like belgian sounds, but it's clearly often « too recognizable ». When I heard « We the young » for the first time I just told myself « My gosh what a splendid new british band » !
Seriously after now numerous listenings I can't stop myself thinking that these guys are some kind of « White Lies with guts ! ». And I'm fond of White Lies !

Sincerely the opening title « Gold », is what it says ! Golden ! Punchy, catchy, sunny, whatever, awesome ! And the big surprise, the rest of the LP is nearly as good.
And nearly as good is already way above 80% of the other bands releasings !
There are several real pop jewels on this record, so it would be a crime to forget mentionning « Weeping giants » , «We walk alone » or « Two children ».

My last words will be in french because I think it sounds so much better : Ces gars, c'est vraiment mon coup de coeur du moment !

Willow – We the young (Universal Music)

Text by Lionel Fays.
Picture by Anna Vanaerschot.

lundi 26 mars 2012

TEMP #1 - Bar.temp - Wednesday 28th March 2012

bar.temp is a pop up bar that aims to link art, network culture and people
taking place in the exhibition space of iMAL transformed into a cosy bar
for eclectic and curious people

workshop / video projection / web art corner/ specially curated playlists / electronic musi
c live

workshops#1: code and graph! The first workshop reverses this one-way communication and gives the possibility to express your own ideas and make a statement. Create your own stencil with the QR code generator and the laser-cutter of iMAL's FabLab. They provide the tools, bring your ideas!

An edgy look at society through the satirical, hilarious and often poetic artistic points of view. the video selection will blend animation film, fake advertising, recording of performance, music video…

All night long web show corner In the perspective of a critique on our utilisation of media and information tools, how do artists stand up for those questions?

Live : Depth Affect
melancholic ballads, heavy bass and a bit of eighties sound for a great idm live act!

Playlists: a colourful musical travel curated by

Pierre Deruisseau, specialist of afro-american music, will specialy compose a musical and time travel with powerful songs and voices politically engaged.

Vlek label - beats and love from the great Brussel’s label.

Debruit – well known for dropping beat in ethnic melodies, Debruit will send us a joyful capsule of funky music from his collection.

Limbick frequencies - a fantastic and eclectic webradio from downtempo to electronic music streamed 24h/24h from Wisconsin.

Creative food provided by Neptune restaurant, the already famous restaurent for local and bio products and natural wines.

Free entrance and friendly prices
Doors : 6pm
Workshop from 6 to 8pm
Live 9:30pm

Koolmijnenkaai 30 Quai des Charbonnages 
1080 Brussels.

The little black jacket - online exhibition - Chanel.

CHANEL's classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. An online exhibition displaying 113 pictures of celebrities ...

Kirsten Owen

Aymeline Valade

Carine Roitfled
Milla Jovovich
Olivier Theyskens
Freha Beja
Alice Dellal
Theophilus London
Haider Ackermann
Sama & Haya Abu Khadra
Anna Wintour

Making of:

More pictures:

Brussel Express - Sander Vandenbroucke ... Trailer ...

A documentary about bike couriers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe with only 4% cycling traffic.

More info soon...

vendredi 23 mars 2012

Diesel opening Antwerpen - Only the Braves - The Pictures

Diesel opening Antwerpen - Only the Braves

Housewarming Diesel Apartment ...

Diesel invites you to her housewarming party at Meir 22.

A stylist, make-up artist, dj and so much more just for you!

Stop by and of course you’re welcome to bring your friends!

Diesel Store 
Antwerp, Meir 22
2000 Antwerp

A chacune son Brillant - Marc Lagrange & Delvaux!

Marc Lagrange portrays Delvaux fans for a great cause.
Delvaux  and Marc Lagrange, a famous belgian photographer have joined forces in aid for a wonderful project.

In fact, Lagrange will be portraying fans of the House of Delvaux with their Brillant bag: the most timeless icon in the Delvaux collection. Not common place portraits, but art photographs that will reflect the personalities of these ladies in Lagrange’s unique style.

Initially, Lagrange’s exclusive photographs will be exhibited in various Delvaux shops. It will be an opportunity for visitors to appreciate the new service ‘A chacune son Brillant’, where clients will have the chance to order their own bespoke Brillant bag. Clients will be offered a choice of 5 types of leather and two finishes. They will also be able to decide whether they would prefer the accessory in palladium or gold, how they would like their initials executed and in which size. A kind of tailor-made Brillant.

Eventually, the ‘Brillant’ portraits will be auctioned and the proceeds donated to the Mimi Foundation, which helps cancer patients maintain their dignity in order to help them fight the disease more effectively. This auction will take place during the gala dinner of the Mimi Foundation at the Arsenal, Delvaux’s Brussels studio, in September.

jeudi 22 mars 2012

Workshop made for DIESEL

- Tonight - 

Special Workshop made by BrusselsisBurning for Diesel.

 This is only for the Brave! 

Housewarming - Antwerp 

... More info soon ...

mercredi 21 mars 2012

Selah Sue - Clip "This World"

Selah Sue - This World par SelahSue
Available on iTunes :
2011 Because Music

Document 120.324 - Arty Party Time!

Document crosses the borders of a temporary art space and a dance-floor, it is a heterotopia.

Arp Aubert / live
 Cerebral Teen Trip / pictures
JAP / video selection
Me Succeeds / concert
Nathan Oye / dj set
Sarah & Charles / installation
Sozoo / communication design
Steffen Kirchhoff / live
Steve Jakobs / digital installation


Saturday 24th March 2012 at Congres station
Boulevard Pachéco, 40 / 1000 Brussels

Vernissage 21:30 - Concert 22:30 - Party until 07:00
Entrance: 5€ /10€

More about the event:

 More about the project

Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" Music Video

vendredi 9 mars 2012

Watcha got cockin' - March 10 th


More info here:

The contest winners have received a confirmation email for Leftorium!!!


More info here:

BIB supports ACTIONNAIRES #5 with Tristesse Contemporaine & Eric Stil

Between Paris and Bruxelles, NAB (Nouvel An Belge ) invite its "ACTIONNAIRES"



Through friendship and compatibility, Narumi, Léo and Maik decided to start a band in 2009. They soon needed to record in order to back up their spontaneous ideas, their imagination and their powerful drafts. The demos resulting from their recording sessions were like nothing before although they were clearly inspired by the Talking Heads (Fear of Music), Young Marble Giant (Collossal Youth) and The Cure (17 seconds). Then they had to find a name. Whilst looking through an old bookshop, Léo came across a book called La tristesse contemporaine by Hippolyte Fierens Gevaert – a book on the main moral and intellectual movements of the 19th century. Tristesse Contemporaine was a French band of foreigners, a group of “back seat drivers” as they called themselves. Tristesse Contemporaine was a band of migrants, modern drifters.

PILOOSKI (Discodeine, Dirty Edits) mixed their first album which has been released by Dirty, revealing the power of instant classics such as In the Wake, Hierarchies or I didn’t Know, capturing the time to ignite. With the stage as their best ally, Tristesse Contemporaine will be touring in the year 2012.”


Stil Eric ( Mu /Panic City/Filmer la Musique ) aka Rico City boY is a parisian DJ who plays rock & electro . He's one of the Point Ephémère residents and plays also with Panic City BoyZ , Dear Prudence and Belleville Safari Club _
From sharp rock'n roll to bass music _
Enjoy that's rico style !!!
Eric is in charge of the music programmation for the Filmer la Musique Festival in Paris /

@Mister Wong
Rue de la vierge noire
1000 Bruxelles
Free entrance 

mercredi 7 mars 2012

Exhibition - Samuel François & Hell'O Monsters at Alice Gallery

Simultaneous exhibitions at Alice Gallery:

Open 4 Business' by Samuel François and Memento Mori' by Hell' O Monsters

08.03.2012 > 06.04.2012
Opening 08.03.2012 at 6PM

'Open for Business' by Samuel François

The work of Samuel François conveys a hidden beauty of everyday objects through a playful and surrealist vision.

Composed of random objects, his works give birth to unusual combinations that question our perception of these recomposed artworks.

His creations unveil a new nature; silently and skilfully creating a poetry of the absurd, that overwhelms our desire to 'put a name to a face'.

As a result, we are left on the edge between meaning and emotion, understanding and feeling the message of his work.

'Memento Mori' by Hell'O Monsters

In this gloomy context of global economic recession and the predicted Mayan end of the world, Hell'o Monster's collective offers a metaphysical and dream like sensorial getaway.

 "Memento Mori is Latin for 'Remember you will die'; it describes an artistic genre that shares the desire to remind humans of their vain terrestrial occupations and ultimate death."
4 , rue du pays de Liège
1000 Brussels Belgium

T +32 2 513 33 07
Wed - Sat 14.00 - 18.00
and by appointment


BLACK OUT - 10/03/12


Mr Wong
Rue de la vierge noire 10
Brussels Belgium



BIP2012, the Liege International Biennale of Photography and the Visual Arts celebrating its 8th birthday in 2012, will explore the multi-faceted theme of “IMAGES OF LOVE, LOVE OF THE IMAGE” on display at seven exhibitions, two of which will be in the public space.

©Miyoko Ihara
Organised by the  Centre culturel de Liège – “ Les Chiroux”  -, the Biennale combines the demands of  ambitious artistic programming with the need to make it attractive to the widest possible range of visitors (reasonable ticket prices, working with schools and local associations, full explanatory documentation available for  visitors, etc. ). Likewise, the event is putting the spotlight on young emerging artists, while, at the same time, inviting internationally-renowned creative personalities to Liège. 

©Patrick Carpentier

At each Biennale, a different country is invited as “guest of honour” to present a selection of its artists,  thus providing a unique opportunity of studying in greater depth the work of that country’s artists - all brought together in Liège. 

More info about the exhibition and the artists here:

10/03 > 06/05/2012 LIEGE / Belgium

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