N°2 DIFFERENT STROKES ARTS FESTIVAL

The DIFFERENT STROKES ARTS FESTIVAL will be held from Thursday 29 April until Sunday 9 May 2021 in LaVallée in Brussels.
The festival includes the DIFFERENT STROKES exhibition, a dance performance, a concert and  workshops for kids and teens.

DIFFERENT STROKES exhibition  comes forth from an open call to (female) artists from different artistic disciplines to create an artwork together. This call generated new and old encounters between artists of different artistic approaches, generations, experience and vision. In this time where the meaning and importance of being in touch changed completely, the project connected people through art. The exhibition shows an international multidisciplinary artistic exploration through a selection of 19 artworks and collaborations with fascinating stories to tell.

THE PROGRAMME

Programme

hours:
Thu 29/4    17:00 – 21:00 (opening night)
Fri 30/4     13:00 – 18:00
Sat 1/5      13:00 – 18:00
Sun 2/5      13:00 – 18:00
Sat 8/5      13:00 – 18:00
Sun 9/5      13:00 – 18:00

guided tours:
Fri 30/4    13:30 NL    16:00 FR
Sat 1/5     13:30 FR    16:00 NL
Sun 2/5    13:30 NL    16:00 FR
Sat 8/5     13:30 NL    15:00 FR
Sun 9/5    13:30 NL    15:00 FR

performance:
Fri 30/4    20:00 SIDEWARDS: If you want, maybe not
AVAILABLE online during 48 HOURS only here
Sun 9/5    19:00 HONEYPONEY in concert

workshop:
Sat 8/5    13:30 – 15:00  IGNORE THE MESS: print & sculpt
Sun 9/5    13:30 – 16:00 HONEYPONEY: lyrics & beats

game:
come and play ART & MY CAREER 

Address

LaVallée
Rue Adolphe Lavallée 39
1080 Brussels

Arts Festival details

SIDEWARDS is a collective that focuses on practicing, creating and performing dance. They bring ‘If you want, maybe not’: a dance performance that immerses its audience into an exploration of boundaries and an imaginative world of intense encounters.

Vero and Alex from the HONEYPONEY  band will give an experimental beats and lyrics workshop for youngsters with a passion for (electronic) music. It will be an artistic research in the creation of a piece of music. The workshop is given bilingually FR – NL for kids 11 – 18 years old and will take place outdoors (to allow 12 – 18 year olds to join according to covid regulations).

Jelle Annie Michiels gives creative workshops under the name IGNORE THE MESS. In the spirit of the Different Strokes exhibition, she organises a workshop for kids that combines two techniques: print + sculpt inspired by the artwork she co-created with Lieven Hendrickx.

Olivia Hernaïz created the boardgame ART & MY CAREER to address the issue of under-representation of women in the art world. The game is based on hundreds of testimonies and features different careers in the art world (from artist to museum curator over professor). Players are invited to put themselves in the shoes of these women to better understand their struggle. We have one FR and one EN game available for you to borrow: come with your friends/family and play!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW. Availability is limited since we follow Covid-19 regulations.

The exhibit is free to visit without booking. Presence is limited to 45 visitors at the same time, but this has not been an issue up to now. Welcome.

THE COLLABORATIONS

The Different Strokes project was launched as an open call to artists of different artistic disciplines to co-create an artwork. Hereafter you will find the collaborations we selected for the exhibition. Artists are shown with the title of their artwork and a few words to intrigue you…

(Links to the artist’s website and social media can be found on the artists page.)

We hope to welcome you to the exhibition, virtual or real,  that will open on April 29th.

(CONFORMEREN, REBELLEREN)
OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN

sculptural printmaking

Jelle Annie Michiels

Belgium

Lieven Hendrickx

Belgium

7 HOUR COLLABORATION INCLUDING LATE LUNCH AT THE THAI NEIGHBOURS

sketch becomes XXL cut & paste

Hilde Vanhees

Belgium

Pablo Hannon

Chile - Belgium

FEELING EVE

 QR streetart

Pixelle

Austria

Nicole Wogg

Austria

FLOATING NARRATIVES

bed-time story contradiction

Inês Mourato

Portugal - UK

Nicole Wassall

UK - Australia

BIRDBOY

about a boy

Maïté Van Keirsblick & Tito

Belgium

ENTROPY WIRED

painting + graffiti + weaving = sculpture

Basten Basstanie

Belgium

Charlotte Dossche

Belgium

LIX

Belgium

HOW DOES THIS MAKE YOU FEEL?

carrying the weight of the world

Annie Denten

USA

Morgan Bukovec

USA

IN TOUCH

pencil and lace go hand in hand

Inge De Zutter

Belgium

Sarah De Zutter

Belgium

KINNEKESSUIKER

futuristic nostalgia

Isabella Theys

Belgium

Alexia Struye

Belgium

NEW SPECIES

a scientific research in textile and collage

Dominique Barberis

Belgium

Inge Roggeman

Belgium

CAVES WILL NOT PROTECT US

mixed media hopeful- or hopelessness?

Julien Rose

Brazil - Spain

Larissa Marinho

Brazil

DESTRUCTED FACES. SERIES.

experimental printing

Liza Borovikova

Russia - The Netherlands

Tzein

Russia - Germany

A BOND THAT CAN NEVER BE BROKEN

Best Friends Forever: embroidery & collage

Juliana Naufel

Brazil

Twiggy Boyer

France - USA

HANDLE WITH CARE

biddy in a box

Alexia Struye

Belgium

Isabella Theys

Belgium

ON(T)ROEREND GOED

mail art

Nathan Vervoort

Belgium

LIX

Belgium

PHONE LOOKS FIRST

slowed down mass consumption

Morgan Bukovec

USA

Annie Denten

USA

WE ALL DANCE

pulled into the dance

Basten Basstanie

Belgium

Charlotte Dossche

Belgium

LIX

Belgium

LSS!B

one shot poetry and improvisation

HoneyPoney

Belgium - Spain

(48.313341, 5.425529) x (-38.064600, 174.823000)

where were you in march 2020?

Erin Wheary

USA

Jennifer Halli

USA - New-Zealand