Pompidou Expands its Horizon to Brussels

The Pompidou Centre in Paris will be stretching its horizon north in 2022 with the planned opening of Kanal — Centre Pompidou in Brussels.

Kanal — Centre Pompidou will become the largest cultural institution for modern art in Brussels. (Photo: Miguel Discart)

The Brussels minister-president Rudi Vervoort and president of the Parisian Pompidou Centre Serge Lasvignes announced the venture during a joint press conference in 2016. The extensive cultural centre will replace an old Citroën garage north-west of the Belgian capital.

Kanal — Centre Pompidou is expected to be a cultural hub with workshops and event spaces, as well as borrowed artworks from its Parisian twin. Until the architectural transformation begins, the space is experiencing a year of cultural prefiguration, hosting several exhibitions, installations and live performances until June, 2019.

The Centre Pompidou in Paris is the largest museum for modern art in Europe. Chairman Serge Lasvignes also confirmed The Pompidou Centre’s contribution to its Belgian partner in cultural programming and strategy planning for its permanent collection.