On Friday, I finally made it to the art exhibition "It's not only rock 'n roll baby!" at the Bozar in Brussels. It's an exhibition showing a variation of arts (paintings, drawings, installations, photography etc) by a quite extensive amount of musicians, for example the likes of The Kills, Chicks on Speed, Pete Doherty (the famous blood paintings) and many more.
I had been wanting to go there for already quite a long time and was pleased to hear Phara was glad to join me. The exhibition turned out to be really ample, so we've spent there quite some time. Some artists' work was a bit too pretentious for me to really like it, but I've also discovered a lot of beautiful and inventive work. A couple of exhibits I really liked were those by Riceboy Sleeps (project of Jonsi from Sigur Rós and his partner Alex Somers from Parachutes), Pete Doherty (I appreciate the fact that he put the focus on his drawings, not on the blood - that would've been too "let's make some shocking morbid paintings and show everybody what a freak I am". It did struck me that he has loads of blood, though), Bent Van Looy (Das Pop), Nick Zimmer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Fischerspooner (at least they put up a party).
Of course we finished our Bozar trip by (searching and) visiting the shop. I bought a book about the exhibition and a The Kills button.
In a week or two there's the finissage to this exhibition - be there!
(you couldn't take pictures there, so I just made photographs from my book - excuse the quality)
my Kills button