Why not get the most out of your visit since you’re in Antwerp for SHOW19? We selected some highlights you shouldn’t miss!
The Grotesques. A fascinating fantasy world
Exuberant decorations in drawings and prints of 16th- century imaginative, freakish and bizarre and monstrous, but also caricatural and ridiculous, figures and creatures. You will discover them during the exhibition at the Plantin-Moretus museum.
Le Corbusier. Linderoever-Chandigarch
In 1933, Le Corbusier participated in an international competition to design a new, modern city for the Linderoever (‘Left Bank’) in Antwerp. The competition ended with n winners, therefore Le Corbusier’s plans were never implemented. Twenty years after creating these plans, Le Corbusier drew a new city for India: Chandigarh. This city was designed for 150.000 residents, but has now grown into a bustling major city with 1.200.000 residents. In 2016, and area of Chandigarch received recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Discover the history of the construction of this city and delve into a daily life of the residents through the documentary by Christian Barani. Wander through the city and see Le Corbusier’s plans come to life at MAS.
EXPO2019 @ Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Don’t forget EXPO2019! You will get an interesting insight into the artistic process of the 13 master students, and take a closer look at the silhouettes and explore each master’s collection in detail. Which results in a different perspective of these collections on the catwalk of the graduation show.
In 1620 Rubens painted 36 oil paintings for the St Charles Borromeo Church, which were unfortunately destroyed one hundred years later in a fire when the church was struck by lightning. The exhibition ‘Rubens ‘Re-viewed’ brings these lost ceiling paintings back to life, alongside 18 prints by Rudy De Graef, which are inspired by Ruben’s paintings for the first floor.
MoMu Fashion Walk
Head into the city with the MoMu guides and discover the places which helped shape the Antwerp fashion scene. This walk focuses on the shops, buildings and other places which helped to turn Antwerp into the fashion city it is today. The guide will also show unique photographic and video material from the fashion archive of the MoMu library to unleash your inner fashion freak! Especially for SHOW2019 the MoMu Fashion Walk will take place on Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th!
Still can’t get enough? Discover everything else you can do in Antwerp on www.visitantwerpen.be.