Europalia

2023 europalia georgia festival banner Europalia (stylized as ''europalia'' since 2023) is a Brussels-based, international biennial arts festival that highlights the cultural heritage and art scene of one invited country. On multiple occasions, the festival has also dedicated editions to a theme rather than a country. Europalia was established with the aim of bringing the arts and culture of European countries to the heart of Europe itself. Although, since 1989 – with Europalia Japan – non-european countries have also featured. The very first festival in 1969 was dedicated to Italy.

The name europalia is a combination of two words: "Europe" and "Opalia", an ancient Roman harvest festival held in mid-December in honour of Ops, earth-goddess and fertility deity. Her name lies at the root of the Latin word "Opus", that denotes a work of art.

For approximately four months (traditionally starting in October), and in partnership with a wide network of cultural partners (museums, theatre and concert halls and other venues), europalia presents a series of artistic and socio-cultural projects that bring together visual arts, performing arts, film, music, literature and debate. In recent years, newly commissioned projects and artistic residencies have started occupying a central place in the multidisciplinary programme, which focuses on both the heritage and the contemporary art scene of the invited country.

The opening event takes place in the capital, but the programme also unfolds in other cities across Belgium, such as Liège and Antwerp, among others. Other European cities (in countries such as the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Germany) have also hosted europalia events.

The festival expenses are shared between Belgium and the invited country. Europalia is financially supported by Belgium’s national, regional and community governments, among others.

The upcoming festival, starting in October 2025, will be europalia españa. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Romanian contemporary art 2010-20 /

    Published 2020
    “…Europalia…”
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    México 1920-1992 : photographie = fotografie : Europalia 93 México.

    Published 1992
    “…Europalia…”
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    Les Rois bibliophiles : Europalia 85 España : Bruxelles, Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier /

    Published 1985
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    La librairie de Marguerite d'Autriche : [exposition] / by Debae, Marguerite

    Published 1987
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    English illuminated manuscripts 700-1500 / by Alexander, J. J. G. (Jonathan James Graham)

    Published 1973
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    The Avant-garde before and after /

    Published 2005
    “…Europalia.Russia…”
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    Triomphe du baroque : Palais des beaux-arts, Bruxelles, 19 septembre-29 décembre 1991.

    Published 1991
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    The Great Workshop : pathways of art in Europe (5th to 18th centuries) /

    Published 2007
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    Art in Brazil 1950-2011 /

    Published 2011
    Table of contents
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    Kunst & camera : 28 nov. 80-11 jan. 81 = Art & photographie.

    Published 1980
    Patrons must make an appointment to view Lib Use Only items
    Conference Proceeding Book
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    Heart-made : the cutting edge of Chinese contemporary architecture /

    Published 2009
    Conference Proceeding Book
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