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Once is Nothing

Once is Nothing, 2008, Brussels Biennial 1, installation view (photo: Josef Dabernig)

A joint contribution by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven to the Brussels Biennial 1.

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven participate in the inaugural Brussels Biennial with a project titled Once is Nothing. The Brussels Biennial 1 takes place from 19 October 2008 until 4 January 2009 in a derelict, 1950s modernist building in Brussels, and includes a number of institutions and projects rethinking the legacy of modernity in a global context. The concept of the Brussels Biennial 1 is developed by its Artistic Director Barbara Vanderlinden.

On the opening day of the Brussels Biennial 1, a panel discussion entitled The Biennial as Global Phenomenon: Strategies in Neo-Political Times with among others, BAK artistic director Maria Hlavajova and Van Abbemuseum director Charles Esche, takes place from 12.00–19.00 hrs at deBuren, Leopoldstraat 6, 1000 Brussels. Please register before 10 October at

Opening hours Brussels Biennial 1:
Tuesday–Sunday from 10.00–18.00 hrs, Thursday from 10.00–21.00 hrs.

Entrance fee (valid for all venues):
One-day Ticket             € 10,00/€ 7,00
Two-day Ticket            € 12,00/€ 8,00
Pass, valid throughout the duration of the Biennial                  
                                    € 16,00/€ 12,00
Groups > 10 p.              € 8,00/€ 7,00
Groups > 20 p., reservations compulsory.
Children > 12 years         free entry

For further information on the Brussels Biennial 1, including venues, the (off) program, and reservations please contact Anne-Sophie Van Neste:
t: +32 (0)2 5078345

For further information about
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, please contact:
t: +31 (0)30 2316125

For further information about Van Abbemuseum, please contact:
t: +31 (0)40 2381000

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