Opening Artefact 2023 © Joeri Thiry / STUK
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Opening Artefact 2024

Welcome to the opening night of Artefact 2024! On February 8 we kick off a new edition of our biggest festival of the season, the starting point of almost three weeks of visual arts, music, films, workshops, lectures and guided tours. The opening night is free (except the concerts) - discover the full programme below.


19:00 start reception
19:30 Official opening Artefact / Welcome
20:00 - 23:00 Expo open to the public
20:00 Start guided tours (EN)
20:00 Opening concert Artefact Sound (Soetezaal)
22:00 Artefact Sound Opening Party (STEK)
21:00 - 2:00 DJ Soulastico (STUKcafé)


Everyone is more than welcome on our opening night - invite your friends, join us for the official opening and the reception, and be the first to discover the exhibition. Just let us know you're coming, if you don't mind - that way we get an idea of how many people to expect. RSVP for the reception via this link.

Would you like a guided tour through the exhibition. Good news: at 20:00 and 21:00 we offer free guided tours in English. Again, please rsvp for them, since capacities are limited - you can register here for 20:00 or for 21:00.

Would you like some music? Then don't miss the opening concert by Kara-Lis Coverdale & the Leuvens Alumni Orkest and Lukas De Clerck, at 20:00 in the Soetezaal. Tickets for that concert can be ordered via this link. We round off the night with the Opening Party with Hieroglyphic Being and Brorlab, from 22:00 onwards in STEK - free and without tickets, so first come, first served!

Artefact is an exhibition and festival on the crossroads of contemporary visual arts, current events and societal challenges. In 2024, Artefact focuses on a question: How can you be awake amidst the turmoil in the world and still hold your own? The exhibition brings together (inter)national artists who offer a wide range of answers. They search for comfort, strength and meaning in the grander scheme of things, be it cosmic or oceanic, in family ties and kinships across generations, in the relationship between forms and materials, and in poetry. Come along, let yourself float on their energy and land in the eye of the storm, at the still point of the turning world.

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Thu 8 Feb 2024 19:00 - Fri 9 Feb 2024 1:00