I am always intrigued by new museums in town, but I find Brussels has been quite lazy in the past years. Luckily things are changing and there’s a new addition, the MIMA, since April 2016.
The Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art is quite a difficult name so let’s stick with MIMA, which is a funny enough name. Its location is in one of the communes of Brussels which unfortunately became famous after the last terrible events in Europe. But don’t be put off by this, there’s nothing to be afraid when taking a stroll along the canal in Molenbeek.
The museum itself has a permanent and a temporary collection. The current temporary collection, called “Wonderland”, is interactive and really interesting. Take the time to read the boards and “do” what you can. Enter the nomad Fiat 500, find the right code to open a lock or open all the doors one way or the other. I also love the way the artists incorporate the works into the building.
And don’t forget to go all the way to the roof, for another interesting view of the city!
This exhibition ends on April 22nd 2018.