Audiovisual & Visual Arts

Bezoekersprogramma media en geluidskunsten (c) Anne van der Pot

Flanders holds a centuries-old tradition of depicting and developing new visual languages with international resonance. This is no different today: our artists are among the world’s best, our collecting culture is known worldwide, the gallery world is flourishing (with Brussels as its beating heart), and the institutes and organisations – large and small – that have been set up in recent decades have been able, thanks to the Arts Decree and Heritage Decree, to start professionalising their operations.

From van Eyck to Tuymans, a centuries’ long tradition of visual artists

In our region there is a centuries’ long predominant tradition of visual artists that have a great impact on the art production of their time and who continue to inspire the artists and worldwide public for generations to come. For example, one needs only to think of Jan Van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck and more recently James Ensor, Constant Permeke or René Magritte.

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The organisation caters to both national and international professional arts audiences. The organisation is known as Kunstenpunt to national audiences. The institute is the contact point for foreign art professionals in search of information on the visual and performing arts and on music in Flanders.