Daniël Ost at Egmont Palace
Petit Sablon 8, 1000 Brussels
21/07/2017, from 3 PM to 6 PM
24/07-31/08/2017, from noon to 6 PM
For the sixth summer edition in the Egmont Palace, flower art is put under the spotlight. Nestled between the beautiful park of the Sablon and the Egmont park, inspired by the English gardens with a number of exotic trees and plants, the Egmont Palace's courtyard gets its own vegetal art installation. The world-renowned floral artist Daniël Ost created a blast of positive energy together with his team. Described as a whirlwind of positive energy, this unique creation is composed of a spiral bamboo structure, surrounded by more than 1,000 Imperata cylindrical “Red Baron”, also known as Japanese blood grass. Daniël Ost, active around the globe, has a special connection with the Far East, and more specifically with Japan. Japanese materials and techniques are regularly used and applied in his creations, such as the black pebbles and an old Japanese technique of splitting bamboo. This “national bouquet” also breathes sophistication, perfectionism, beauty and spiritual peace.
This vegetal art installation is free to visit on July 21 (15.00-18.00), and from July 24 until August 31 (12.00-18.00), except during the weekends and on the 14th and 15th of August.
Egmont Palace, Petit Sablon 8, 1000 Brussels
21/07 - 31/08/2016
For the fifth summer in a row, the Egmont Palace opened its doors to the public for an exhibition. This year’s theme was Street Art !
Pierre-Olivier Rollin, present director of the BPS22 art museum, was curator of the exhibition "Belgian Crew". We invite you to discover the teasers of the exhibition.
Owing to the great variety of exhibition themes, the Egmont Palace is always highlighted from unexpected angles, appealing to an extremely varied public. In 2015 it welcomed more than 12 000 visitors including heritage adepts, art lovers, Brussels fanatics, tourists as well as accidental curious passers-by.
- 2015: Expo @yourservice (PDF, 2.97 MB)
- 2014: Expo “Text-île” (PDF, 1.64 MB)
- 2013: Fashion@EgmontPalace (PDF, 1.52 MB)
- 2012: Isabelle de Borchgrave
Cultural heritage at the Egmont Palace and the art policy of Foreign Affairs
The Egmont Palace is situated in the cultural heart of the city, at a stone’s throw from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Bozar, the Royal Palace and the Petit Sablon. It could be a perfect tourist attraction. Therefore, the FPS Foreign Affairs wishes to make the cultural heritage of the Egmont Palace more accessible to the general public, e.g. by organizing the yearly summer exhibitions and by participating to the late night openings of the Brussels museums.
This year’s late night opening is planned for 6 October. Everybody is welcome from 5 to 10 p.m.
These activities organized in the Egmont Palace are supported by the kunstcomitéd’art of Foreign Affairs and are part of the bigger picture of the art policy of Foreign Affairs. More info on the art collection managed by the art patrimony service can be found in the brochure Art in the Belgian Embassies (PDF, 4.35 MB).