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MoMu x Willy Vanderperre Takeover: Amenra

Willy Vanderperre invites Amenra to give a concert in the entrance hall.

Visitor information

  • When

    , from to
  • For whom

    Everyone

  • Cancellation Policy

    Changing or cancelling your ticket for this activity is not possible

  • Pricing

    • €20: Adult
    • €15: MoMu Friend / Circle
    • €15: Young adult ages 18 to 25
    • €10: Child ages 12 to 17
    • Free: -12 years

For the musical nocturnes, Willy Vanderperre has invited artists of stature, including the men of Amenra and piano virtuoso Wim Mertens. They will be giving concerts in the entrance hall. In the weekends following their performances, their music will be heard in the exhibition galleries.

Amenra
Stefaan Temmerman

Amenra

Amenra emerged in 1999 from the then booming Flemish straight edge hardcore movement. Musically and thematically, however, the band takes a different approach from the bulk of the scene and produces something that can be described as 'post-metal': a style that has its roots in heavy metal, but in terms of approach it does not limit itself to the conventions of the genre and allows for much more experimentation. The band has toured Europe, the United States and Russia several times over the past 15 years and is among the absolute top European bands in its niche, but now also reaches a much wider audience than just die-hard metal fans.

An Amenra concert is often described as a looming all-encompassing experience that grabs you by the throat, bewilders you, but above all enlightens and liberates you. The group brings that intensity equally well in an overwhelming amplified and intimate acoustic line-up. This overall experience is invariably reinforced not only live, but also in their videos, artwork and all things Amenra by a powerful and recognisable aesthetic, visual framework. This visual language rose from collaborations with artists from the band's own collective, the Church of Ra, but also with Belgian artists such as Berlinde De Bruyckere, Michaël Borremans or Willy Vanderperre. Amenra has thus become much more than just an intense live band: they developed a network from practice in which they provide that reinforcing aesthetic layer with like-minded visual artists.

Collectible items

On the occasion of this nocturne, limited collectible items will be for sale from Thursday evening, 6 June through Sunday, 9 June at the exhibition entrance in MoMu.

Proceeds from sales will in part be donated to çavaria, the Flemish advocacy group for LGBTI+ people. çavaria is committed to the well-being, equal rights, and equal opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals.