Contemporary Art and Covid-19: the exhibition calendar is in turmoil

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Art Brussels 2019, photo David Plas

With event cancellations and postponements and exhibition extensions, the coronavirus epidemic is playing havoc with Brussels’ cultural scene. Foundations, museums, institutions and collectors are trying their best to find alternative solutions that will allow them to continue to bring contemporary creation to the capital’s inhabitants. Agenda has put together a calendar - which will be regularly updated - that lists the new key dates for contemporary art in 2020.

Be advised: the information provided below is subject to change from one day to another. We are doing our best to keep it up to date. If you have any doubts, please consult the website of the institution that is organising the event.

published on 14/04/2020


ADAM – Brussels Design Museum

© ADAM - Brussels Design Museum flosanphotography 1

“Punk graphics” is extended until 30/08/2020.

“Chaise. Stoel. Chair. Defining Design” has been maintained from 30/09/2020 to 14/02/2021.


“Henry Van de Velde Awards” is extended until 28/06/2020

“Mondo Cane” is extended until 21/07/2020

“Ana Torfs” is extended until 01/11/2020

The “Danser Brut” exhibition that was going to be held from 20/05 to 21/07, has been postponed until the autumn (24/09/2020 > 10/01/2021).


“Quantum: In Search of the Invisible” is extended until 16/08/2020.


The “John M. Armleder” exhibition, which was meant be be held from 04/04/20 to 01/11/20 has been postponed.


The Panorama exhibition by Xavier Noiret-Thomé and Henk Visch will be held from 10/09/20 to 17/01/21.

The exhibition Good Lost Corners - places that appeal to me by Max Kesteloot will be held from 10/09/20 to 08/11/2020


The two exhibitions dedicated to the works of Sean Scully and Anish Kapoor which were meant to be held from 31/03/20 to 23/08/20 have been cancelled.

The Ai Weiwei exhibition which was scheduled for 16/10/20 to 17/01/21 has been maintained but will undoubtedly be postponed.


“Mappa mundi” has been extended until 04/10/2020.

“Aleppo, a 5,000-year journey” which was meant to open on 30/04 has been postponed. The new date will depend on the end of the lockdown.


Wolfgang Tillmans: Today Is The First Day” is extended until 16/08/2020.

“Thao Nguyen Phan: Monsoon Melody” is extended until 16/08/2020.

The exhibitions of Kasper Bosmans and Jacqueline de Jong have been postponed.

The Risquons-Tout exhibition opens as planned from 11/09/2020 until 10/01/2021.

Festivals and fairs

  • The biennale “Partcours – Parkunst” which was meant to be held from 27/04 to 01/07, has been postponed until 2021.   
  • The Kunstenfestivaldesarts which was meant be be held from 08/05/20 to 30/05/20 has been postponed until 2021.   
  • Art Brussels 2020 which was meant be be held from 25/06 to 28/06 has been postponed until 2021.   
  • Brussels Gallery Weekend will take place as planned from 03.09 to 06.09.
  • Art on Paper has been postponed until 2021.