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PICTURE! Festival - Illustration on the move

31 October 2019 - 10 November 2019
PICTURE ! – A unique new festival around illustration in Brussels, carried by the most beautiful museums and cultural institutions of the Mont des Arts. Through exhibitions, live-drawing concerts, workshops, celebrations and strolls, go on a journey...


Mont des Arts - Mont des Arts 1000 Bruxelles,  1000 Bruxelles


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The non-profit organisation, Mont des Arts asbl, is launching and coordinating an unprecedented joint initiative involving all of its institutions by embarking on the PICTURE adventure! For the first event of its kind, the Picture festival will be flying the flag for illustration in Brussels, offering an excellent opportunity to tell stories or explore the imagination of a location and an artist. In Belgium, and particularly in Brussels, there is a creative pool that polarizes a unique energy in Europe. Super star illustrators and fascinating young talents who are recognized abroad and very seldom showcased in their homeplace. At the Mont des Arts, on a unique, quirky stroll around the city’s finest museums, Picture will offer an untamed perspective on some well and not-so-well-known locations, accepting invitations to some of the best ambassadors for the subject, including art schools, galleries and bookshops. Exhibitions, live-drawing concerts, masterclasses and workshops… multifaceted, generous, poetic experiences that push the boundaries of traditional disciplines. A #PrintIsNotDead event will bring this beautiful and daring escapist extravaganza to a close. The programme Kitty Crowther, Gerda Dendooven, Fanny Dreyer, Sarah Cheveau, Kroll, Fien Jorisson, Ephameron, Anne Brugni, Fatinha Ramos, François Schuiten, Claude Renard, Chloé Perarnau, Loïc Gaume, Adrien Herda, Anton Van Hertbruggen, Icinori, Bonnefrite, Shamisa Debroey, Mari Kanstad Johnsen, Paul Cox, Plantu… and a particular focus on Czech illustrators, the festival’s guests of honour. Venues and partners... Members of the not-for-profit organisation: the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR), the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), the Royal Belgian Film Archive (Cinematek), the Protestant Church of Brussels Museum, Saint-Jacques on the Coudenberg, the BELvue Museum, ING Art Center, the Royal Museums of Art and History - Museum of Musical Instruments department (MIM), the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Palace of Coudenberg, the Brussels Convention Centre, Visit Brussels, Brussels Major Events, the City of Brussels, Bruxelles Environnement – IBGE, Urban Brussels Other partners of the Mont des Arts The Korean cultural centre, the Royal Palace, the Academy Palace, the Cercle Gaulois, the ISELP, the FEB, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, the Bortier Gallery, Les Arbalétriers, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Galerie Ravenstein, Square Brussels Convention Center, JAP Partners outside the Mont des Arts MIMA, Art Basics for Children (ABC), Galerie Graffix, Wolf, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Centre du Livre d’Art, Artitude, Candide, Peinture Fraiche, Ptyx, Les Gros Mots, Passaporta Schools and colleges ARBA, ERG, La Cambre, St Luc, Sint Lucas, the 25 FR primary schools in Brussels City, the 7 NL primary schools in Brussels City

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