From May 8 until May 19 music & fashion lovers can enjoy the exhibition “Hard Rock Couture” at the Musical Instruments Museum (= mim) in Brussels. This free expo is an initiative by Hard Rock Café, and it shows some really amazing, wild and historical costumes from the Hard Rock collection like for example the iconical golden corset by Jean Paul Gaultier, that Madonna was wearing for ‘Like a Virgin‘ during her ‘Blonde Ambition’ tour in 1990. But also the red leather vest of Michael Jackson from his videoclip ‘Beat It‘, and Freddy Mercury‘s outfit from Queen‘s Jazz tour in 1978. The collection really shows a unique part of music history, and gives music and fashion fans a chance to discover this story from a very short distance.
Hard Rock Couture – Copyright Getty Images
But the exhibition doesn’t only contain costumes from the past. There are also outfits by contemporary artists like Lady Gaga, The Killers, Shakira, Katy Perry and many others.
More info via www.hardrock.com
Art Brussels is a contemporary art fair with a very good reputation. It is said to be Europe’s leading cutting-edge contemporary art fair. The edition of 2013 takes place from the 18th until the 21st of April at Brussels Expo with more than 2000 artists (international well-known names as well as promising young talents), and 187 participating contemporary art galleries from all over the world. Gallery-wise their are 3 different sections:
- “Gallery” section for the established galleries
- “Young Talent” section with galleries that mainly promote young artists
- “First Call“: 14 young galleries with unique artistic offerings who are participating in the fair for the 1st time upon invitation by the First Call Committee
A must-see event for all art lovers!
More information: www.artbrussels.be
The 15th Edition of the famous Brussels Design Market will open its doors on the 20th and the 21st of April, a not to miss event with something interesting for everybody.
What may you expect:
A bubbly event located in the magnificent, historic setting of the old harbour station at Tour & Taxis.
Exceptional furniture and design objects from the 50ies until early 80ies exhibited by professionals as well as dedicated amateurs mainly coming from Europe. However you might also discover some Scandinavian and American treasures.
This year there will also be luxurious antique dealers present, and the organisation has foreseen a special exhibition “Adjugé”. During this exhibition some unique pieces of Belgian postwar designs will be showcased.Last but not least, the Brussels Oldtimer Market, an official partner of Brussels Design Market 2013 will show and sell about 100 beautiful oldtimers.
Saturday, April 20: Entry 20 €
Preview day: dealers, dedicated amateurs and collectors
from 14h00 – 17h00
Sunday, April 21 : Entry 5 €
Open to general public from 9h00 – 17h00
Tour & Taxis, avenue due Port, 86c, 1000 Brussels
Register and get a free entrance for April 21st, 2013!
For more information:
+32(0) 2 349 35 95