Belgium is Design’s “The Gift to be Simple” Exhibit Locates the Humanity in Textiles

A sculptural rug, tapestries made from paper and more serene and surprising works for New York Textile Month

Artists, designers and curators once again converge in New York to celebrate the foundational yet ever-evolving medium of textiles in the citywide event founded by Lidewij Edelkoort: New York Textile Month. This year, public initiative Belgium is Design tapped Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano to curate The Gift to be Simple, a poetic display of textiles from nine women artists that attests to the purity of Belgium …

Ti-Pi Art Space Gives New Life to an Abandoned Townhouse in Ghent, Belgium

The initiative's inaugural physical show "The Most Sunny Hour of Your Night" features the work of 13 artists

Ghent, Belgium—a port city in the northwestern region of the country—is a city of contrast. Gothic architecture and cobblestone streets in the city’s center seem to be at odds with the industrial warehouses and gentrified neighborhoods on the outskirts. While many of the city’s historic buildings continue to be renovated or demolished, Transient Projects to People (Ti-Pi) is offering one of these doomed homes a …

Spend the Night in Artist Dre Wapenaar’s Tear-Drop Shaped Hanging Tents

Dangling in Belgium’s Borgloon Forest, Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar’s four low-impact “Tranendreef” tree tents welcome visitors for €70 per night through 30 September. Wapenaar initially installed the teardrop-shaped sculptures as part of Pit, a public art exhibition organized by contemporary art gallery Z33. Now, each tent (accessible by ladder) can accommodate up to two adults and two children for the night. These uncommon works provide …