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Kanal - Centre Pompidou

Brussels | Contemporary Art
€6 - €14
8 25 Votes
KANAL - Pompidou Center allows the public to discover an exceptional architectural heritage, steeped in history and preserved in its raw state. Benefiting from the rich collections of the Pompidou Center, the former Citroën garage has been transformed into a venue hosting several exhibitions mixing visual arts, design and architecture, large installations, creations of artists living in Brussels and programming of live shows co-produced for this event. opportunity with many cultural operators of the city.

This immense industrial building of the 1930s, a vestige of the automobile dream, seemed destined to disappear. But these 38 000 m2, located along the canal Willebroek, near the town of Molenbeek, finally offer an unexpected setting for contemporary art.

From the entrance, the tone is given: a huge street hosts a sculpture of Tinguely. Then the visitor discovers a version adapted to the "belgitude" of the Factory of Amateur Movies designed by Michel Gondry: iconic decorations of Brussels - coffee, the Atomium of the World Expo of 1958 .... ready for the employment for budding filmmakers.

The old sheet metal workshop houses an anthology of metal sculptures, from Caesar to Donald Judd or Pevsner. A play by Thomas Goeritz next door with a lift bridge, another by Dewasne still seems to have been there.

At the end of 2022, Kanal-Center Pompidou will host a museum of modern and contemporary art whose permanent and temporary collections (two per year) will be designed by the Pompidou center from its collections (nearly 120,000 works). The Center will also advise Kanal for its programming and the constitution of its own collection.

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Contact details

  • Name: Kanal - Centre Pompidou
  • Address: Quai des Péniches - 1000 - Brussels - Belgique
  • Phone: (32) 02 435 13 60


Boutique, Café


Exposition, Spectacle, Visite guidée

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n°Line 47, 58, 88 (Yser)
  • By metro : ligne n°2, 6 (Yser)

Matýsek Dalibor


Gavin Strickland


Adriano Bradley