The NATIONA(A)L Artist Supermarket

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28/11/2019 - 15/12/2019

NATIONA(A)L is back from 28 November to 15 December with a novel look at home-grown Belgian creativity. Now in its fifth year, the event at the Vanderborght building – a space renowned for hosting unconventional cultural fixtures – will plunge visitors into an exhibition-cum-art fair-cum-concept store showcasing the country’s creative soul.

The NATIONA(A)L Artist Supermarket is a multidisciplinary market that will sell works by a stellar range of Belgian artists, designers, artisans, creatives and cultural initiatives from fields as diverse as the plastic arts, design, fashion, publishing, music, cinema, performance, food and the digital arts.

This is a store like no other. Not only can shoppers choose from a motley array of creations to buy, but they can also get stuck in to a fantastic selection of immersive activities. From intimate gigs to signing sessions, culinary experiences and performances, visitors will discover new artists at work and will have the chance to purchase items from the supermarket shelves throughout the event.

And with Christmas looming, the NATIONA(A)L Artist Supermarket will be the perfect place to pick up a few out-of-the-ordinary gifts. A troupe of actors and poets will be on hand, in the role of shopkeepers and store managers, to point visitors in the right direction if needed.

So make sure you get down to this visionary, quirky, ambitious and generous event to discover and support the initiatives and artists that make the Belgian creative scene what it is today. Who knows, you might just spot the stars of tomorrow!

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