museum aan het kanaal - musée au canal

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Since the closure of the Modern Art department at the Museum of Fine Arts in 2011, Yamila Idrissi, Member of Flemish Parliament sp.a in Brussels, has been actively arguing for a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Brussels. ‘This idea can now rely on quite broad support,’ she says. ‘And at the end of May the Brussels government too came out in favour of a museum of this sort. The canal zone is a suitable location for a new landmark in Brussels. It is a district in the midst of thorough change. The arrival of a museum would help it reach full development and take Brussels to a higher level.’

Idrissi is organising a debate on her proposal for a ‘Museum Aan het Kanaal / Musée Au Canal’ (Museum at the Canal) that will examine every aspect of the project: artistic policy, architectural form, urban development, economic consequences, etc.

Guest speakers: 

  • Yamila Idrissi, Member of Flemish Parliament sp.a in Brussels 
  • Patrick Janssens, former mayor of Antwerp / PhD student in urban development
  • Willem Jan Neutelings, Neutelings Riedijk Architects / architect MAS Antwerp
  • Walter Vanhaerents, Vanhaerents Art Collection
  • Angel Vergara, artist
  • Jan De Cock, artist
  • Myriam Stoffen, manager Zinneke vzw-asbl

Chairperson: Anna Luyten, journalist and writer

Practical information:

19h30 – 21h30 Bilingual debate (d-fr)

21h30 Reception

Kaaitheater, 20, Square de Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels

Free entry. Reservations via or 02 552 42 52.

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Aug20 2013