Opening events

Club Ritual

A Social Event Choreographed in the Manner of a Dance

As spring begins, NW reopens with Club Ritual: A Social Event Choreographed in the Manner of a Dance, a communal gathering celebrating ritual as dance, transformation, and dissent.

The entire weekend from 22 to 24 March is dedicated to old and new encounters, rituals, film focus programs, workshops, listening moments, and kitchen stories.

The weekend marks the opening of three exhibitions: Ritual in Transfigured Time, Lucile Desamory. Untitledment, and Info-Angel presents itself. Thanks to the partner programme, there’s much more to experience around Aalst as well. Admission is free, but please register for some of the listed activities.

We open our doors amid a period of worldwide turmoil. Grappling with how to navigate world events lies at the heart of our programme. As an open space,  you’re invited anytime, whether you have a question or simply want to chat.

exhibition

22.03-26.05.2024

Ritual in Transfigured Time

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Gaëlle Choisne, Maya Deren, Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust, Onyeka Igwe, (LA)HORDE, Ula Sickle, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

exhibition

22.03-26.05.2024

Untitledment

Lucile Desamory

exhibition

22.03-26.05.2024

Info~Angel presents itself

The first in a series of presentations based on archival material chronicling Aalst’s progressive past and that of the wider Dender region.

Film Focus

23.03.2024

Ritual Unions

Curated by Counter Encounters

Unfolding over the opening weekend of Ritual in Transfigured Time, research and curatorial collective Counter Encounters (Onyeka Igwe, Laura Huertas Millán, Rachael Rakes) present a set of programmes interacting in multiple modes with the works on view and the overall prompt for the exhibition. The four programmes include several film and video works from various […]

Food programme

23.03.2024-10.02.2027

Kitchen Stories

Cooking and eating as connection, ritual, and dialogue

During the renovation of NW, the emphasis was on creating a central space for cooking. The open kitchen is a shared space, linked to everything happening in the building and the community in and around NW. The open kitchen brings people together, each with their own story.  In our open kitchen, cooking is a thoughtful […]

Programme

Friday, 22 March from 18:00 onwards ˇ

Saturday, 23 March from 11:00 to 00:00 ˇ

23.03.24, ongoing

Kids

OPEN STUDIO & EXPO, KIDS ATELIER, Academy for Visual Arts AALST

NW, Warehouses +3

23.03.24, 14:00-17:00

Kids / Partner programme

CREATIVE STORYTELLING BY STUDENTS OF THE ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, INSPIRED BY IEP! AND OTHER STORIES & POETRY BY JOKE VAN LEEUWEN.

NW, Lokaal Dendy, ABC atelier

23.03.24, 15:00

Artist Talk

GAËLLE CHOISNE & LAURA HERMAN

NW, Expo +1

Sunday, 24 March, from 10:00 to 18:00 ˇ

24.03.24, ongoing

Open Kitchen / Ongoing buffet

Kitchen Stories

with Annelien Vermeir, Diversplus & diva’s, Adriana Barcenas & friends, Mama Bolingo & friends, Smuljungle, ProVeg and Refu-Interim.

24.03.24, Ongoing

Kids

PLAY STOP MOTION / STUDIO REKKER

NW, Lokaal Dendy, Café and Cinema

24.03.24, 11:00-13:00

Kids

IEP! STOP MOTION WORKSHOP BY ESTHER ROSA & STUDIO REKKER

NW, Warehouses +2