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05.12.2019 - 06.12.2019
Borusiade
Music
Audiovisual live show by female producer Borusiade, from gloomy new wave to industrial sound
05.10.2019 - 12.01.2020
ABC-Studio
Workshop
A Brancusi-inspired workshop for all generations
03.10.2019 - 04.10.2019
The Attic presents -
Milan W. & The Tulnic Ensemble of Avram Iancu
Music
Antwerp-based Milan W. composes music for the tulnic, a traditional Romanian instrument
15.01.2020 - 17.01.2020
Florin Niculescu
Music
A musical bridge between East and West
18.10.2019 - 12.12.2019
Displacement and Togetherness
Expo
Historical and cultural perspectives on migration
04.10.2019 - 19.01.2020
BE & RO:
LOOKING BACK, THINKING FURTHER
Expo
Six Romanian and Belgian photographers in dialogue with the museum’s collections
22.11.2019 - 24.11.2019
Maria Raducanu Quintet
Music
21st century Maria Tanase creates a melting pot of Romanian sounds
06.10.2019 - 12.12.2019
URS GEEST
Expo
A ritual parade of dancing bears reinvented by a Belgian-Romanian duo
19.07.2019 - 29.09.2019
Mihai Topescu
and Doina Levintza
Expo
A preview of Romania at Beloeil this summer
03.10.2019 - 04.10.2019
Raze de Soare
Music
Romania’s oriental gipsy nostalgia from the 90s mixed with 21th century electronics
30.10.2019 - 31.10.2019
Ada Milea & Balanescu Quartet
Music
Comical mini-opera with thrilling soundtrack
19.10.2019 - 20.10.2019
Cimbalom workshop
with Marius Mihalache
Workshop
Cimbalom for beginners
05.12.2019 - 05.01.2019
Larisa Sitar
- Robust Boast
Expo
An absurd and ahistorical combination of styles
28.10.2019 - 09.10.2019
Rodion G.A. presents
Misiunea spatiala Delta
Music
New soundtrack and screening of Romania’s cult animation film
20.11.2019 - 21.11.2019
Fanfare Ciocarlia
Music
Fierce and Funky Balkan Groove by a well-known Gipsy Brass band
05.12.2019 - 06.12.2019
Agata Siniarska/ Madalina Dan
- Mothers of Steel
Performance
Two futuristic female robots question the political power of grief
05.12.2019 - 25.10.2019
Bogdan Orbita
Music
Dissonance as an engine for musical innovation, an unpredictable DJ set, from Krautrock, Industrial, Dub to tribal moods
18.10.2019 - 12.12.2019
In de Wind – Aan de Wand :
Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova
Expo
Humain hair is big business
01.11.2019
Balanescu Quartet
Music
A tribute to Maria Tanase
08.12.2019 - 18.12.2019
Wim Vandekeybus/ Ultima Vez
- TRACES – A DANCED CONCERT
Performance
Choreographic and musical search for our inner primal beast
18.11.2019
The Great Communist Bank Robbery
Cinema
The reconstruction of the strangest bank heist in Romanian history
20.11.2019 - 21.11.2019
Taraf de Impex
Music
Gipsy tradition meets modern electronica
08.11.2019 - 26.04.2020
Roots,
the Danube civilizations
Expo
The Romanian Neolithic and Bronze Age seen through pottery, anthropomorphic figurines, jewellery and weapons in gold and bronze from the Danube region
16.10.2019 - 20.10.2019
Mahala Rai Banda
Music
Wild Gypsy beats from the Romanian suburbs
12.10.2019 - 14.12.2019
Au⁷⁹ – Textures patrimoniales
Expo
New creations by Daniel Henry in dialogue with traditional Romanian textiles
14.10.2019 - 20.12.2019
LOCI
Expo
Conferences and exhibitions programme on architecture and urbanism in Romania
05.11.2019
Collectif du Lion
- Brancusi 'est-ce un oiseau?'
Performance
A performance about the definition of a work of art
26.10.2019 - 20.11.2019
Electrecord
- Romania in Vinyl Covers
Expo
Electrecord, a legendary record label and witness of the communist era
02.10.2019 - 12.01.2020
Perspectives
Expo
An introduction to Romania and its national identity
28.11.2019 - 27.11.2019
Karpov Not Kasparov
+ Anthony Nti
Music
Newly commissioned videoclip of ‘Karpov not Kasparov’ by Anthony Nti
23.11.2019 - 29.11.2019
Double bill - Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri / Alex Simu Quintet
Music
A surprising reworking of Enescu's repertoire
09.10.2019 - 30.10.2019
Wanda Mihuleac
Expo
Graphic arts and poetry, an encounter with Wanda Mihuleac
30.11.2019 - 02.02.2020
Ion Grigorescu
- Cinema
Expo
Retrospective exhibition with cinema as the common thread
27.11.2019 - 29.11.2019
Deathbycoconut
Music
Bucharest Postpunk & Krautrock newcomers for the first time outside of Romania
16.11.2019 - 16.09.2019
De l'art du paysan roumain à la création contemporaine: bref parcours
Conference
23.10.2019 - 03.11.2019
Iosif Kiraly -
88 Clouds Will Rain For You
Expo
Deep listening to Romanian sound art with the sound of water traveling through space
09.10.2019 - 11.10.2019
Khidja AV-LIVE
Music
World premiere of Khidja’s live band & new audiovisual show
17.01.2020 - 05.03.2020
Enchanting Views
Expo
Romanian Black Sea Tourism Planning and Architecture of the 1960s and ’70s
02.10.2019 - 12.01.2020
Brancusi: Sublimation of Form
Expo
EUROPALIA ROMANIA brings Brancusi to Brussels for the first time
17.11.2019
Alexandra Dariescu
- The Nutcracker and I
Music
A multimedia performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
12.09.2019
A.A.I.R - OK
Expo
A research residence about Brancusi’s Targu Jiu monument, commissioned by the National Women’s Union of Gorj
24.01.2020
Deliric
x Silent Strike
Music
Romania’s Hip-hop icons in Belgium for the first time
17.12.2019
Ricercar Consort
Music
A concert based on centuries-old manuscripts from the court of Vasi Lupu
08.11.2019
Ionica Minune Band
Music
The king of accordion mixes jazz and Gypsy
04.10.2019
Octavian Nemescu
& Caroline Profanter
Music
Octavian Nemescu seminal work spatially interpreted by Caroline Profanter

Brancusi
- New Creations
Performance
Seven contemporary performances and installations interpret Brancusi
12.01.2020
Florian Mitrea
Music
A composer’s sorrow
22.11.2019
Double bill - DUMItRIO / Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri
Music
A modern take on the origins of Romanian wisdom
11.12.2019
Sergiu Matis
- Nocturne for Broken Vocal Cords
Performance
In this solo show, Matis’ voice dances as much as his body
09.12.2019
Toto and His Sisters
Cinema
A moving portrayal of three Roma children in Bucharest
07.11.2019 - 10.11.2019
Daniel Petrica Ciobanu
Music
Audience favourite's enchanting piano sounds
03.10.2019 - 05.10.2019
Dragos Rusu - The Attic
Music
Eclectic set by a key figure in Bucharest's nightlife scene
29.11.2019 - 01.12.2019
Belgian National Orchestra
Music
The National Orchestra steps out of its comfort zone
19.11.2019
Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri
- Oedipe Redux
Music
A radical re-imagining of George Enescu’s Oedipe
09.11.2019 - 09.02.2020
Rethinking the Image of the World
- Projects and Sketches
Expo
An exploration of contemporary Romanian art of the last decade
25.10.2019
Carmen Lidia Vidu
- Romania Diary. Constanta
Performance
Documentary-theatre by six actresses about, with and addressed to their hometown, Constanta
05.12.2019 - 06.12.2019
Alexander Arpeggio
& Maria Balabas
Music
Berlin producer meets eclectic Romanian singer and sound-artist
08.01.2020 - 10.01.2020
Ensemble Raro-SoNoRo
Music
Romanian chamber music as you’ve never heard it before
11.01.2020
ConTempo Ensemble
- Different Trains
Music
‘The ABBA of classical music’ brings a Romanian touch to American minimalism
03.10.2019 - 05.10.2019
Bogman
Music
Party as a local at one of the hippest parties from Bucharest, now in Brussels
13.12.2019 - 16.12.2019
Bright Bridges
Music
Belgian violinist reunites Romanian and Turkish sounds
10.10.2019 - 11.10.2019
Kinema Ikon
Music
Re-scoring the lost shorts from Romania’s communist times
28.11.2019
Double bill - Alex Simu Quintet / John Ghost
Music
Romanian chamber music with a touch of Ghent jazz
26.10.2019 - 19.01.2020
Ciprian Muresan
Expo
Ciprian Muresan takes works from the permanent collection of S.M.A.K. as the starting point for a dialogue with his own work
15.11.2019
Angela Gheorghiu
& Alexandra Dariescu
Music
Soprano superstar and piano prodigy take opera to a new glamorous level
21.10.2019
Videograms of a Revolution
Cinema
The reconstruction of the fall of Ceausescu through television images
12.10.2019
DOR
Music
A musical journey to the birthplaces of famous composers
14.12.2019 - 26.01.2020
Europalia Curator's Award: HIT
Expo
For the third edition of this unique prize, curator Els Vermang creates a HIT with artist Claudia Radulescu
11.10.2019
Zmei3
Music
Rough Romanian Soul
17.12.2019 - 19.12.2019
Theater Radu Stanca
- The Scarlet Princess
Performance
Spectacular Kabuki theatre bridges the gap between European and Japanese tradition
17.01.2020 - 18.01.2020
Eszter Salamon
- Monument 0.8: Manifestation
Performance
Five dancers bring the Eastern European feminist emancipation back to life in a choreographic manifestation
27.10.2019
Valentin Radutiu and Per Rundberg
Music
A dazzling duet between cello and piano
01.11.2019 - 30.11.2019
Madalina Dan
- The Agency of Touch
Performance
Tactile experience/performance reverses the roles of artist and audience.
13.12.2019 - 15.12.2019
Anton Pann Ensemble
Music
A modern take on the sounds of historical Romania
20.11.2019 - 06.12.2019
Alex Simu Quintet
- Echoes of Enescu
Music
Orchestral compositions in a chamber jazz setting
28.09.2019 - 01.12.2019
Virginia Lupu
- Alias
Expo
Lupu produces a new body of photographic and video work focusing on the major witches’ reunion taking place in Romania this year
19.10.2019 - 26.04.2020
Dacia Felix -
Romania’s Glorious Past
Expo
A fascinating encounter with six peoples of classical antiquity
21.10.2019 - 14.12.2019
Dan Perjovschi
Expo
One week of live drawings by Dan Perjovschi
09.10.2019 - 11.10.2019
Eirwud Mudwasser DJ-set
Music
Eclectic DJ-set, between the electronic and the organic
22.11.2019 - 19.12.2019
Ioana Paun
- The Birth of Violence
Performance
Symbolism, philosophy and sculpture shed light on radicalised youth