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We Are Europe by Lieve Blancquaert

16/03/24 → 30/06/24 — Cultuurcentrum Mechelen

Photographer Lieve Blancquaert, one of Belgium’s finest, travelled across Europe during spring 2023 with her friend Marije. Slow travel made for spontaneous encounters in no fewer than 27 member states, with Europeans from all over the continent. Lieve came back with disarming portraits and life stories that give us insight into today’s Europe. Both big issues and small personal stories are covered. Lieve’s work adresses the current challenges in the European Union yet also tries to unearth what Europeans can be proud of. As was the case in Lieve’s previous projects, the focus here is on people.

‘We are Europe’ will be an informative, adventurous and emotional account of a journey, embarking and landing in Mechelen, from 16 March to 30 June 2024. You can follow Lieve’s journey on VRT CANVAS and VRT MAX.

This exhibition is a co-production of Kunsthal Mechelen and Construct Europe, and will be on display in the exhibition halls of Cultuurcentrum Mechelen – Minderbroedersgang 5.


Tickets are on sale the box office of Cultuurcentrum Mechelen from 16 March 2024, as well as in the visitor center of Visit Mechelen (Vleeshouwersstraat 6)

Opening hours:
16 March to 30 June 2024 – Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (last entrance 17:30pm)

Ticket fares:
€ 12 general fare
€ 8 -26yo, group visits from 10 pax, students, unemployed, European Disability Card. Groups of less then 10 members can benefit from this fare providing they book a guide.
€ 5 for local schools (fare per student)
€ 2 UiTpass
€ 0 teachers / press / ICOM members / assistants to PWD
€ 90 guide (max. 25 pax)
€ 40 guide for local school groups

Visiting as a group or school group? You can order now on this link!


Lieve’s journey was made possible thanks to VRT & De Chinezen and with the support of KBC, Vinci Energies & SD Worx.

The exhibition in Mechelen could not have been possible without the support of the players of the Nationale Loterij, CANON Fotografie and the Represention of the European Commission in Belgium.