PICTURE FESTIVAL: ‘THE SWIFT’ EXPO SARAH CHEVEAU – EXTENDED TILL 12/06/2021
Expo The Swift
For her exhibition in the context of the Picture Festival, Maison ABC gave carte blanche to Sarah Cheveau, who decided to collect a few paper cut-out swifts from her latest book (to be released by the beautiful Corraini publishing house in Italy). Original plates, collages and mobiles: the Brussels-based author-illustrator gave free rein to her fascination for the virtuoso flight of these birds and her taste for bright colours.
Signing session and finissage
On Saturday 12 of June Sarah Cheveau will sign her new book.
Since the number of copies is limited we recommend to reserve a book in advance.
To round up the day we invite you to a little finissage.
ABC house, Place Gaucheret 13, 1030 Brussels
Saturday 05/06, Sunday 06/06 and Saturday 12/06/2021
from 13h30 till17h30
visits on appointment only from Monday 31/05 till Friday 04/06 and from Monday 07/06 till Friday 11/06/2021
15h30 signing session
02 502 00 27 email@example.com
KAMISHIBAI BRUSSELS CITY OF STORIES
Come and listen to a selection of travel stories out of the international collection of ABC.
Stories about travelling in your imagination or about a trip to the moon, about escaping from home and fleeing from a country.
About discovery voyages just around the corner or adventures far away from here.
About travelling stones or houses that move themselves.
An excursion with a balloon, in a sailing boat or a on the back of a mammouth … all is possible!
Are you ready to come with us?
We’re telling stories with our kamishibai-bike on different sites around the ABC house in Schaerbeek.
In the frame of Brussels City of Stories
Saturday 5 June 2021
From 2pm to 5 pm.
Location: in the Gaucheretpark and Zennepark and in the ABC garden.
Image: Laura Simonati
KAMISHIBAI STEAM STORYTELLING COLLECTION
25 different picture-biography-stories translated in Dutch can be leaned out at ABC with accompanying materials on personal choice. The themes cover a wide range of science subjects like mathematics, technology, nature study, microbiology, physic, chemistry and architecture. The collection includes stories from Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Ibn Sina, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Ada Byron Lovelace, Mary Anning, Maria Sibylla Merian, the Wright brothers, Albert Einstein, Wilson Bentley, Fibonacci, Filippo Brunelleschi, Antoni Gaudi, Zaha Hadid and Jane Goodall.
Telling this stories complementary to teaching science in school lessons or workshops gives young students the opportunity to get insights into the lives and work of important science personalities, to connect with their passion and hunger of knowledge and to be in this way more interested in the content of the teaching subjects.
“Bring Art and Science back together, it was a time when the same people wrote poetry and build bridges.” Eric Schmidt
ABC-HOUSE STUDIO VISUAL MUSIC
New to the ABC-house ABC – STUDIO VISUAL MUSIC
The interaction between music and image is one of the most fascinating relationships in the arts. Numerous experiments and installations by avant-garde and contemporary artists show interdisciplinary approaches to music and sound with color, light, film, acoustics and digital technology.
In this studio you will be able to listen to paintings by Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian or Rothko or enjoy musical Kamishibai stories such as The Town Musicians of Bremen or Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Composing, improvising or making your own songs is central, but the connections with drama, dance, design, architecture and sciences are also on the agenda. These may include drawing or painting music, designing record covers or graphic scores, creating sound figures or inventing sound poems yourself.
In our workshops you can build music machines or instruments, record the sounds for movie scenes or go on a listening walk in the garden to discover the sounds of nature.
An extensive collection of reference materials, books, web links, experimental films and video clips underscore the experience.
But the most important thing remains the pleasure of making music yourself and the wonder of looking with your ears and listening with your eyes.
Starting January 2020
For schools, families, students, teachers and all other interested parties.
BABOES – ABC HOUSE
BABOES is a meeting place for young children (0-4 years) and their parents.
It’s a place where your child can play together with other children an discover new things while you are present.
Because of the stricter Covid measures, Baboes receives one family per half day.
Would you like to come and play at Baboes? Reserve a spot via email firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a message on Facebook or call 02 449 60 70 during office hours.
Place Gaucheret 13, 1030 Brussels
Every Monday from 8.45 till 13h
Every Saturday from 9 till 13h
Baboes is also open during school holidays.
More about Baboes
POSTA SILENZIOSA 06/2021
Every first day of the month ABC sends a mail: “Posta silenziosa.” A powerful image, a provocative quote, a poetic thought, etc, coming from the ABC collection or the web, and sometimes linked to one of our current projects, but mainly just because we like to surprise you. An eye- or heartcatcher, or call it ‘a healthy form of emotional irritation.’
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