Brussels is again in the spotlight of international media – The Washington Post recently published an article about our city, naming it the “epicenter of contemporary art” in Europe.
The author of the article Ceil Miller Bouchet begins the story by using the already famous comparison between Brussels and Berlin:
My journey began with five words: “Brussels is the new Berlin.” Clickbait phrase? Undoubtedly. But since I’m a fan of creative adventuring in new places, those words were like catnip when a young artist friend told me of her impending move from Brooklyn to the Belgian capital.
Another very interesting remark by the author who visited numerous contemporary art venues in the city and wandered the streets of many Brussels neighbourhoods from Saint Gilles to Molenbeek was this:
With 183 nationalities at last census count, one-third of Brussels’s inhabitants were not born in Belgium. French, Dutch and German are the official languages, which makes English the lingua franca, and cultural exchange a part of life, for those who seek it out.
To read this interesting article, head to the Washington Post website. Let’s hope that this positive attention that Brussels gets in international press continues! 🙂