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27.10.2019
Valentin Radutiu and Per Rundberg
Music
A dazzling duet between cello and piano
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
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
17.11.2019 - 13.11.2019
Touch Me Not
Cinema
A personal research project about intimacy
20.11.2019 - 06.12.2019
Alex Simu Quintet
- Echoes of Enescu
Music
Orchestral compositions in a chamber jazz setting
11.10.2019
Zmei3
Music
Rough Romanian Soul
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
06.11.2019
L’anecdote dans le contexte de l’histoire européenne commune (in FR)
Literature
What role does the anecdote play in European history? Writers Matei Visniec, Adrian Cioroianu, and Baudouin Decharneux take a closer look at the short narrative form.
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
17.12.2019 - 19.12.2019
Theater Radu Stanca
- The Scarlet Princess
Performance
Spectacular Kabuki theatre bridges the gap between European and Japanese tradition
06.12.2019
The Reenactment
Cinema
Two students are forced by the court to reconstruct a drunken evening in front of the cameras
15.11.2019
Angela Gheorghiu
& Alexandra Dariescu
Music
Soprano superstar and piano prodigy take opera to a new glamorous level
21.10.2019 - 18.12.2019
Videograms of a Revolution
Cinema
The reconstruction of the fall of Ceausescu through television images.
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
03.10.2019
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
Performance
~ New creation Brancusi exhibition ~ Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker creates a choreographic object in which Brâncuși’s shapes resonate
12.10.2019
DOR
Music
A musical journey to the birthplaces of famous composers
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
08.10.2019
Opening 101 Livres-Ardoises with Wanda Mihuleac and guests
Literature
Poetic performances and video to open the exhibition 101 Livres-Ardoises in beauty
03.10.2019 - 05.10.2019
Bogman
Music
Party as a local at one of the hippest parties from Bucharest, now in Brussels
05.12.2019 - 06.12.2019
Alexander Arpeggio
& Maria Balabas
Music
Berlin producer meets eclectic Romanian singer and sound-artist
10.10.2019 - 11.10.2019
Kinema Ikon
Music
Re-scoring the lost shorts from Romania’s communist times
07.12.2019 - 12.12.2019
Simona Popescu
Literature
Award-winning prose writer and poet Simona Popescu is a guest at Maison de la Poésie
13.12.2019 - 16.12.2019
Bright Bridges
Music
Belgian violinist reunites Romanian and Turkish sounds
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
29.11.2019 - 01.12.2019
Belgian National Orchestra
Music
The National Orchestra steps out of its comfort zone
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
19.11.2019
Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri
- Oedipe Redux
Music
A radical re-imagining of George Enescu’s Oedipe
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

Brancusi
- New Creations
Performance
Seven contemporary performances and installations interpret Brancusi
15.10.2019
Lecture by studioBASAR
Conference
A lecture focusing on public actions, community projects and educational programmes developed by studioBASAR in Bucharest
09.12.2019
Toto and His Sisters
Cinema
A moving portrayal of three Roma children in Bucharest
11.12.2019
Sergiu Matis
- Nocturne for Broken Vocal Cords
Performance
In this solo show, Matis’ voice dances as much as his body
17.01.2020 - 05.03.2020
Enchanting Views
Expo
Romanian Black Sea Tourism Planning and Architecture of the 1960s and ’70s
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
17.12.2019
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

Gaëtan Rusquet & Philip Janssens - The eye in the light in the eye (working title)
Performance
Echoing the work of Brancusi, Gaëtan Rusquet makes visible the desire for the absolute by highlighting or concealing the real
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
19.09.2019
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
07.12.2019
The New Romanian Cinema (Traditions in World Cinema)
Cinema
An innovative collection of essays on contemporary Romanian cinema
09.10.2019 - 30.10.2019
Wanda Mihuleac
Expo
Graphic arts and poetry, an encounter with Wanda Mihuleac
03.10.2019
Dan Coman @ Transpoesie 2019
Literature
The second poetry-reading of Transpoesie 2019 is a unique evening with five contemporary poets, among whom Dan Coman from Romania
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
05.12.2019 - 04.12.2019
De la force poétique
Literature
Five female poets, five voices, three generations
16.11.2019 - 16.09.2019
De l'art du paysan roumain à la création contemporaine: bref parcours
Conference
A symposium with anthropologist and Romania specialist Marianne Mesnil
23.11.2019 - 29.11.2019
Double bill - Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri / Alex Simu Quintet
Music
A surprising reworking of Enescu's repertoire
18.12.2019
The Power of Memory - Romanian Writers, 30 Years after the Dictatorship
Literature
Romanian writers Gabriela Adamesteanu, Mircea Cartarescu, Ioana Parvulescu and Catalin Pavel look back at the Revolution of '89
28.11.2019 - 28.09.2019
Madalina Dan - ex-peau-sition
Performance
A choreography about tactile perceptions
28.11.2019 - 01.09.2019
Karpov Not Kasparov
+ Anthony Nti
Music
Newly commissioned videoclip of ‘Karpov not Kasparov’ by Anthony Nti
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
12.10.2019 - 14.12.2019
Au⁷⁹ – Textures patrimoniales
Expo
New creations by Daniel Henry in dialogue with traditional Romanian textiles
02.10.2019 - 12.01.2020
Perspectives
Expo
An introduction to Romania and its national identity
08.10.2019
Manuel Pelmus - A Luxury That We Can't Afford
Performance
An intangible, live version of Wisdom of the Earth, Brancusi’s sculpture that provoked controversy in 1907
26.10.2019 - 20.11.2019
Electrecord
- Romania in Vinyl Covers
Expo
Electrecord, a legendary record label and witness of the communist era
05.12.2019 - 17.12.2019
Gherasim Luca, déraison d’être
Literature
Three comedians pay tribute to the famous Surrealist poet Gherasim Luca
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
16.10.2019 - 20.10.2019
Mahala Rai Banda
Music
Wild Gypsy beats from the Romanian suburbs
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
23.11.2019
Soirée polar with George Arion (in French)
Literature
Crime writers George Arion, Alain Berenboom, and Liliana Lazar discuss why crime novels are more popular than ever
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
19.10.2019 - 20.10.2019
Cimbalom workshop
with Marius Mihalache
Workshop
Cimbalom for beginners
30.11.2019
Nous sommes tous un peu dada
Literature
Panel about the pioneering role of the Romanian avant-garde in Dada and the surrealist movement
28.11.2019
Alexandra Croitoru & Vlad Basalici - Untitled
Performance
An ironic approach to the fetishisation and exploitation of Constantin Brancusi’s work
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
06.10.2019 - 12.12.2019
URS GEEST
Expo
A ritual parade of dancing bears reinvented by a Belgian-Romanian duo
22.11.2019 - 24.11.2019
Maria Raducanu Quintet
Music
21st century Maria Tanase creates a melting pot of Romanian sounds
30.10.2019 - 31.10.2019
Ada Milea & Balanescu Quartet
Music
Comical mini-opera with thrilling soundtrack
02.10.2019 - 12.01.2020
Lia Perjovschi
Performance
Using collages, photographs and black-and-white works by Brancusi, Lia Perjovschi illustrate the live of the sculptor
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
Romanian 90s oriental gipsy and 21st-century electronic beats
05.12.2019 - 06.12.2019
Borusiade
Music
Audiovisual live show by female producer Borusiade, from gloomy new wave to industrial sound
12.12.2019
Carmien Michels, Simona Popescu, Andreea Rasuceanu & Catalina Oslobanu
Literature
Accompanied by translator Catalina Oslobanu and writers Simona Popescu and Andreea Rasuceanu, poet Carmien Michels tells about her residency in Timisoara
15.01.2020 - 17.01.2020
Florin Niculescu
Music
A musical bridge between East and West
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
13.11.2019
Migration / Multilingualism (in English)
Literature
Claudiu M. Florian and Tatiana Tibuleac, two Romanian writers, start a discussion on migration and multilingualism
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