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Look out, uptown! Here comes downtown!

27 & 28/01 – 11:00 > 18:00

Downtown Brussels is a fascinating location and starts from the northwest of the central axis up to the Canal Zone. A bit rough and dirty, but especially very creative and edgy. It’s therefore not surprising that more and more contemporary artists, galleries and museums are settling down in the lower city. is an initiative of more than 20 cultural organizations, galleries and museums who want to highlight the lower city. The participating partners of offers a large and diverse cultural artistic spectrum. By conducting promotion together and focus on organized vernissages, exhibitions and events, wants to attract more public and stimulate the art scene in the lower city.

With the arrival of a new museum for contemporary art in the former Citroën Garage, this neighborhood has the potential of a real art district, a place in the city where contemporary art finds a broad support. offers a counterweight to the large group of established galleries and museums from the upper city. Many tourists visit the royal museums, but they haven’t found yet their way to the art in the lower city. Art collectors know the established galleries in Ixelles and the Louisa district, but are not familiar with the art scene downtown. Uptown has a rich cultural artistic past, but it offers fairly a classical art scene. On the other hand, is spirited, fascinating, young and innovative.

The first collective initiative of is planned on 27 & 28 January 2018, on the opening weekend of BRAFA Art Fair. 15 of the more than 20 partners open their doors and invite you to visit their new exhibitions.

The CENTRALE, partner of, will offer a special program throughout the weekend, with:
Performance by Constance Godeau, who will perform Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III

1 pm – 3 pm – 5 pm

Constance Godeau
(c) Jordan Ntl

Young lyric soprano of French nationality, Constance began playing the violin at the age of 6, then joined the l’Ecole Maîtrisienne Régionale des Pays de Loire, where she received a solid training of chorister through her many tours abroad and productions with the Angers-Nantes Opera. She took a first course of study in choir conducting at the Lille Regional Conservatory, after which she decided to work her solo voice by integrating the Royal Conservatory of Mons in the class of T. Migliorini (still a student to date). Constance Godeau is perfecting, by going to Canada, to participate in masterclasses with John McMaster (Mc Gill University) and Monique Pagé (University of Montreal).

Her relationship with Sequenza III:

“I wanted to go further in my studies, to specialize in contemporary music. In search of a free expression, this musical language answers my concerns. This work by Luciano Berio is very rigorous and virtuoso but leaves room for a rich and contrasting emotional palette that can go from a great sweetness to an extreme bestiality. What touches me in this work is the schizophrenic character of a woman who embodies a bright and endearing madness. ”

CENTRALE Art Book Outlet (26, 27 & 28-01, 10:30 > 18:00)

CENTRALE Art Book Outlet offers you the possibility to discover or rediscover it’s previous exhibitions through a large destocking of its exhibition catalogs at reduced prices.
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  • Open on 27 & 28 January, between 11am and 6pm:

Alice, Argos, Artlead SALON, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Dauwens & Beernaert, Dépendance, FRÉDÉRIC DE GOLDSCHMIDT COLLECTION, Halles Saint-Gery, Kusseneers, Gallery, MAAC, MIMA, NICC, Office Baroque, Waldburger Wouters

  • Closed on 27 & 28 January:

Beursschouwburg, Composite, De Markten, Greta Meert Gallery, Gluon, iMAL, LaVallée, MAD, Société, Vanhaerents Art Collection

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