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THE BELENOS CEREMONY

An artistic evening

The Belenos 2020 award ceremony will take place on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 7 pm, during an exceptional cocktail dinner in the magnificent Hotel de la Poste at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels.

It is a moment of gastronomic refinement that will be proposed to the guests. Fine products of the best houses, taste discoveries will make this dinner cocktail a unique moment.

The laureates of the Belenos Prize (a laureate for a temporary artistic integration and a laureate for lasting integration) will receive a sculpture by the artist Hubert Verbruggen, specially created as a reward for the Belenos Prize.

It will be undoubtedly the rendez-vous of professionals in architecture, heritage, real estate and urban planning.  The « Belenos family » will meet for this exceptional evening dedicated to art, business and pleasure.

Registration HERE at the Belenos 2020 Award ceremony and cocktail dinner is essential.

Participation fee: 75 € per person

Arne Quinze, guest of honor

Arne Quinze was born in 1971 in Belgium and lives and works in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium and Shanghai, China.

In the eighties he began working as a graffiti artist but he never finished an official art education. Quinze creates large and small sculptures, drawings, paintings, and large-scale installations.

Smaller works, sketches, and drawings are the basis and research for his large installations. Recurring fundamentals in his œuvre are the use of multiple types of wood, including salvaged wood, metal and bronze, coloured glass, electrical colours in fluorescent paint, and themes referring to social interaction, communication and urbanism.

Gérald Watelet, master of ceremonies

Gérald Watelet is the man with a thousand lives. After studying at the Hôtel School of Namur, 22 years old Gérald will be the youngest butler of Belgium. Then, he opens his haute couture house : first in Brussels, then in Paris. Back in Belgium, new professional orientation : he becomes a television presenter.

Gérald Watelet is also very active as an interior designer. But above all, Gérald is a man of taste carrying high the elegance and the Belgian know-how.

An exhibition: Photographs by Sophie Voituron

At first glance, the photographer Sophie Voituron seduces by geometrical rigor and the balance of compositions where the least draws the best. But as soon as the eye lingers, then open the spaces and between the light.

Born in a family of architects, this French-Belgian living in Brussels, turns to the lines and architectural forms of the Belgian capital that she captures soberly in a black and white with silky pique.

 

A performance: Propaganza

The collective of urban artists Propaganza is well know in Belgium, and in Brussels in particular, for its numerous interventions in the public space and specifically in several railway stations. Three artists from the collective will produce an original work during the ceremony evening.

An exhibition: Sculptures by Hubert Verbruggen

Hubert Verbruggen (Ixelles, 1944) lives and works in Anderlecht.

Plastic artist, sculptor of metal and wood, the work of Hubert Verbruggen deliberately deviates from any rational discourse: it wants to alert the sensitivity by the purity of the lines, the simplicity of the forms and the force of the volumes.

She recalls that beauty has no objective existence but is the privileged sharing of an emotion between the artist and those who want to stop for a moment.

The Belenos Student Project

The Belenos Ceremony 2020 will also be an opportunity to support, through the Belenos Student Project, an art project initiated by art students.

The organizers of the Belenos Prize have entrusted a group of art students from various art schools in Brussels to design an ephemeral artistic installation to be realized in the Monumento Park, dedicated specifically to in situ and land art, located in Anderlecht-Brussels.

During the year 2019, these students, under the supervision of Jérôme Wilot-Maus, a student of sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, imagined a global project of artistic installation for the park.

To this end, the organizers of the Belenos Prize have decided to organize, during the evening, a beautiful raffle richly endowed to reap the necessary funds to allow the realization of this unique project.