event | Rrrrom… Theo van Doesburg revisited

Bozar Brussels | 8 March 2016

Rrrrom… Theo van Doesburg revisited
Jaap Blonk / Joachim Badenhorst / Marc Matter / Hans Richter / Viking Eggeling

In a boisterous evening packed with offbeat film, music, performance, and poetry, BOZAR turns the spotlight on the work of I.K. Bonset, the literary alter ego of the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg. The sound artist Jaap Blonk sends his Dadaist verses hurtling through space and captures them on a 7″ record pressed specially for the occasion. With his solo project Voiceover, Marc Matter (a member of Durian Brothers and Institut für Feinmotorik) uses records and turntables to manipulate the human voice. Along the way, saxophonist and clarinettist Joachim Badenhorst will improvise on Van Doesburg’s austere paintings. Avant-garde films by Hans Richter and Viking Eggeling (about whom Van Doesburg wrote in De Stijl in 1921) will throw light on an exceptionally creative period of European art history. [source: bozar.be]

Rhythmus 21 (Hans Richter, 1921-1923, 16 mm, b&w, silent, 3’19”)
Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggeling, 1923-1924, 16 mm, b&w, silent, 6’40”)
Filmstudie (Hans Richter, 1926, 16 mm, b&w, 5’00”)

Bozar/Centre for Fine Arts Brussels
Circuit Rue Royale | Koningsstraat
1000 Brussels (Belgium)

+32 (0)2 507 82 00

Thursday 8 March 2016 from 20:00 – 22:00


expo | Theo van Doesburg in Bozar

Bozar Brussels | 26 February29 May 2016

Theo van Doesburg: a new expression of life, art & technology

Travel back to the beginning of the twentieth century with Theo van Doesburg and inhale the revolutionary atmosphere of the avant-garde in the exhibition Theo van Doesburg: A New Expression of Life, Art and Technology.

Having founded the art movement De Stijl in the Netherlands with Piet Mondrian in 1917, Van Doesburg set off across Europe to promote their abstract visual language internationally. In Paris he encountered the art of the Dadaists and began writing Dadaist poetry himself. In Weimar he presented his new awareness of beauty to the Bauhaus architects. He travelled round Europe and made his pioneering visual language appear not only in paintings, but also in buildings, furniture and interiors. [source:bozar.be]

Curated by Gladys Fabre

Bozar/Centre for Fine Arts Brussels
Circuit Rue Royale | Koningsstraat
1000 Brussels (Belgium)

+32 (0)2 507 82 00

open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday from 10:00 – 21:00,
closed on Mondays

expo | TDC61 in PXL-MAD

PXL-MAD | 14 April 10 June 2016

The 61th edition of the annual Type Directors Club (TDC) exhibition on typography and typeface design will travel for the first time in its history to Belgium. The winning works of the TDC61 competition can be seen from 14 April until 10 June in the Graphic Design department of PXL-MAD, Hasselt.

PXL-MAD (Media, Arts, Design)
Elfde Linie straat 25, building C
3500 Hasselt (Belgium)

opening hours
Saturday 16.04, 10:00 – 14:00
Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00

http://www.pxl-mad.be or  info@readsearch.be

This event is sponsored by READSEARCH, PXL-MAD.

conference | WHO:HOW

PXL-MAD Hasselt | 04 March 2016


WHO:HOW is a biannual day filled with inspiration for graphic designers and other creatives.

This year’s edition include talks by the British writer on design and visual culture, lecturer at RCA London, and founder of Eye magazine, Rick Poynor; Antwerp based design collective Studio Fluit; Malaysian design studio TypoKaki; and the new Dutch publishing house Das Mag; amongst many others.

Aside of the talks, WHO:HOW also hosts a graphic print exhibition of international artists and designers; and will feature experimental music and art performances.

The complete program and additional information can be found at who-how-hasselt.com

PXL-MAD art faculty campus
Elfde Linie straat 25
3500 Hasselt (Belgium)

reserve your tickets
students 20
teachers 40
professionals 60

open from 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays

talk | Matilda, een lettertype

MIAT Gent | Thursday, 21 April 2016 – 14:00

Researcher Ann Bessemans, associated with the recently founded ReadSearch Institute PXL-MAD at Universiteit Hasselt, wants to support weak readers in their learning process, and aims to make texts more clearer for them. She recently received a grant of 50.000 USD from Microsoft to enable further investigations in this matter.

For her doctoral research, Bessemans studied how typefaces influence the learning process of children with visual constraints. She continued working on this subject within the last two years. Bessemans reached a spot in the top five of talented scientists awarded by the New Scientist in 2015. (extra information)

Talk by Ann Bessemans, in collaboration with Maarten Renckens en Kevin Bormans.

Admission entrance fee to the museum, free for students

Reservations via Gentinfo: +32 (0)9 210 10 10 or http://go.stad.gent/miat

 MIAT, Museum over Industrie, Arbeid en Textiel Gent
Minnemeers 9
9000 Gent (Belgium)

+32 (0)9 269 42 00