Author Archives: ASEMCF

Exploring the Influence of Cultural Heritage on Contemporary Architecture

“A Conversation with Wang Shu and Paul Robbrecht” was the title of the architecture forum held on 22 October at the Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR in the scope of the ASEM Cultural Festival. This Festival is an official side-event of the 12th ASEM Summit (ASEM12) which took place on 18-19 October 2018 in Brussels. ASEM12 brought together […]

Merging the classical with the contemporary | An interview with Pichet Klunchun

Thai dancer and choreographer Pichet Klunchun presents his work ‘I am a Demon’ at the ASEM Cultural Festival on 29 October 2018 at the Centre for Fine Arts-Brussels (BOZAR). Merging traditional Thai classical dance language with contemporary sensibilities, Klunchun occupies a rare place in the dance world. Klunchun started his training in Khon, a Thai classical mask dance, as a teenager and […]

How Europe Meets Asia | Interview w/ Paul Dujardin

As the ASEM Cultural Festival kicks off this week, Ambassador Karsten WARNECKE, Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), poses questions on the Centre for Fine Arts-Brussels (BOZAR), Europe and cultural co-operation to Paul DUJARDIN, CEO & Artistic Director of BOZAR.  An advocate for culture in Europe, DUJARDIN has been steering BOZAR since 2002. The Centre is an interdisciplinary cultural venue that enables partnerships between […]

Singing Masks | An interview with Honore d’O

Visual artist Honore d’O opened the ASEM Cultural Festival on 18 October 2018 at the Centre for Fine Arts-Brussels (BOZAR) with ‘Singing Masks’, a digital and musical installation specially created for the Festival. Using the masks as a leitmotif, he highlighted real and imaginary boundaries between Europe and Asia. The installation is on exhibition until 12 December 2018. Honore […]