Updated November 19, 2021

An ode to art and culture!

By Shana Devleschoudere
Share on Share on Linkedin
Helene Bailly Gallery will be presenting "La Rochelle" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Helene Bailly Gallery will be presenting "La Rochelle" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

In this sixth edition of theGentlemen & Ladies Newsletter , we're making room for art and culture, overlooked in 2020 and yet so important... Let yourself be carried away by the touching story of the late Const', set down on paper as a hymn to fraternity. Sail into a future of ambition with The Merode, tomorrow's social club. Rediscover again and again the Brafa, this international event of which we never tire. And last but not least, discover this colorful exhibition straight from Paris, bringing together professions we'd never dream of... Enjoy your journey into the world of knowledge!


Charles and Constantine: in communion!

When Francis Van de Woestyne, editor-in-chief of La Libre, said to him, "You have to talk about the dead, because the dead only really die when they are forgotten", Charles Didisheim was moved to publish a story that was basically an exercise in self-expression in the face of grief.
Indeed, since his older brother Constantin was swept away by an avalanche, it has been necessary for him to describe their complicity, the legacy he left him and the strange signs he may have experienced since his departure. Raw and uninhibited, his account is intended not only for his family and friends, but also for anyone who might be interested or helped by his writings.
"I'm not sure what that means, but let me just say that I'd be touched if you were. In fact, even if it doesn't touch you, I'd already be touched that you're trying to touch me or that you're trying to be touched by touching this book - may we not forget it too much and may Const keep us in touch, as he used to say..."


The Merode was born in a real palace!

Under the impetus of Bruno Pani (Profirst), the late Cercle de Lorraine has been given a new lease of life. Modelled on London's "The Conduit Club", The Merode, located in one of Brussels' last private palaces, opposite the Palais de Justice, has undergone a number of successful transformations, without changing its soul.
The available space will accommodate 300 people for seating and 400 for receptions. There will also be a bar and restaurant, as well as a coworking center. The Social Club will host members, mostly entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers.
"The idea is to bring together groups of people who want to collaborate and develop social fun. By also opening up to the world of startups, we hope to rejuvenate our community. As such, our programming will give less space to political or economic conferences. The idea is to attract people with a broader vision," explains Bruno Pani, more enthusiastic than ever.
Infos & Reservations via The Merode


Galerie Berès to present a painting by Edouard Vuillard

In January, art fans in Belgium and France won't want to miss the unique pieces at the "Brafa" fair, which this year makes its return in person after the virtual event of 2021 entitled "Brafa in the Galleries".

Founded in 1956, the Brussels Art Fair is one of the oldest and most prestigious art fairs in the world. It is renowned for the high quality of the works on display, from antiques to modern and contemporary art, fine art and design. The first major art event of the year, it is considered a reliable barometer of the art market. This year's fair will feature 134 galleries from 14 different countries, including 48 Belgian and 41 French galleries.

Belgium also boasts an impressive array of quality galleries. Alongside galleries that have been present at Brafa for many years, such as Didier Claes (tribal art), Axel Vervoordt, who needs no introduction, and Berko Fine Paintings (paintings from the 19th to early 20th centuries), new galleries complete the list. Thomas Deprez, whose gallery, Thomas Deprez Fine Arts (fin-de-siècle Belgian art), is located in the Sablon, MDZ Art Gallery (post-war and contemporary art) in Knokke-Le-Zoute, and Maurice Verbaet Gallery (post-war Belgian art) will certainly be galleries to visit during the fair.

Discover these nuggets from January 23 to 30 at Tour et Taxis in Brussels.

Infos & Reservations via BRAFA Art Fair


23 Artists and Artisans d'art d'excellence de L'Occitanie welcome you from October 20 to December 13, 2021 at SR Gallery in Brussels.

23 Artists and Artisans d'art d'excellence de L'Occitanie welcome you from October 20 to December 13, 2021 at SR Gallery in Brussels.
The Art Gallery and boutique complement each other for a clientele of private individuals and professionals who appreciate the refinement of French know-how. The creations on display will range from everyday objects to unique, precious and spectacular pieces. Introductory workshops will be set up to share their stories, know-how and passions. You'll discover the art of featherwork, leatherwork, mosaics, copperware, wood and metal sculpture, plastic art and design, and jewelry.
Paris Occitan was created in 2019 by Amalvi Pimenta, a leatherworker, trunk-maker and designer for the past ten years. First and foremost passionate about Art and related crafts, she wants to promote the know-how of more than 22 crafts through cultural events around the world. Amalvi Pimenta speaks to us:
"France has always been recognized the world over for the intelligence of its hands and the excellence of its craftsmanship. But in recent years, I have seen many artists and craftsmen disappear, and with them, a part of our country's history. This period of health crisis has been critical for many of us. We needed a strong event, an ambitious dynamic to boost our activity. That's why we chose Brussels as the venue".
Info and Reservations via Paris Occitan