ASEM Cultural Festival


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The Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels' leading cultural centre and an architectural masterpiece, will play host to the ASEM Cultural Festival.

ASEM Cultural Festival 
Europe meets Asia, Asia Meets Europe
18-29 October 2018
Brussels, Belgium

This October, as Heads of State and Government from 53 ASEM partners gather in Brussels, a festival of dance, digital art, film, music, theatre and visual arts will also arrive in Brussels.

On 18-19 October 2018, the 12th ASEM Summit (ASEM12) hosted by the European Union will bring together leaders from ASEM partners to discuss ideas for strengthening dialogue and co-operation between the two continents. An official side-event of ASEM12, the ASEM Cultural Festival titled 'Europe meets Asia, Asia meets Europe' will highlight digital creativity and cultural heritage from Asia and Europe.

Brussels' leading cultural institution, Centre for Fine Arts-Brussels (BOZAR), serves as the perfect setting for this festival. The two-week festival will offer a diverse range of programming from Asia & Europe including performances, exhibitions and conversations. An opening event featuring a specially commissioned digital and music performance under the artistic direction of renowned Belgian visual artist, Honoré d'O will be held on 18 October 2018. A public forum on 22 October 2018 will bring together two leading architects from Asia & Europe for a conversation on the topic of architecture and heritage. Over two weeks, an eclectic mix of music, dance and theatre performances, visual and photography exhibitions and film screenings will be presented.

The festival is organised by Centre for Fine Arts-Brussels with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the European Union, the host of Summit.

Stay tuned for more details.

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For enquiries about the programme, please contact: Olivier Delsalle at BOZAR: