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The sequel to The Sea - Salut d’honneur Jan Hoet (2015) opened on the 22nd of October 2017. In this second edition of the international triennial exhibition, the ‘raft’ plays a pivotal role.

The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely is about the vessel and the ecstasy of art.

Earlier this year, the artist Jan Fabre was invited to curate this new edition, a challenge that he accepted with enthusiasm! Joanna De Vos will co-curate the project.

Some names : Théodore Géricault, Michael Borremans, Luc Tuymans, Steve McQueen, Mike Figgis,...


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Le radeau de Fortune

On the raft, a short film is shown in a loop.

Longing Lasts Longer

Penny Arcade (b. 1950, New Britain) uses her quirky stand-up show Longing Lasts Longer...

All I Have to Do is Breathe

This performance by Ria Pacquée (b. 1954, Merksem) is based on an old stretcher she found in the vaults of the church, which reminded her of ecclesiastical processions.


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16/10 volunteers

Het Vlot / Jan Fabre is looking for volunteers

For the exhibition "The Raft. Art is (not) lonely. " De ZEE vzw is looking for volunteers!
28/09 Vrijwilligers

Gezocht! Vrijwilligers

De Zee Oostende vzw zoekt vrijwilligers die graag mee willen bouwen aan het imago van Oostende als dé kunststad aan zee!
05/09 Nieuws

Het Vlot meert aan in Oostende!

Kunst, daar krijgen wij niet genoeg van. In al zijn vormen. Gigantische murals en kleine interventies op The Crystal Ship, verschillende musea met veranderende expo’s en kunstwerken knal op de dijk en het strand. En daar komt nu de opvolger van “De Zee - salut d'honneur Jan Hoet” (2015) bij.

Met kunst aan tafel

Fort Napoleon

A great place to dine while overlooking the dunes, port and lighthouse.

Fort Napoleon is the right place for a relaxed bistro...

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Enjoying culinary delights at a unique location in Ostend.

The menu features both French cuisine classics as well as surprising...

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Bistro Mathilda

This restaurant, famous for its selection of fine wines, has built up a strong reputation in the past years. And it is not as if time has stood...

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Mange Tout

For those who love culinary discovery trips and unusual combinations.

If you really want to experience what dining in a restaurant...

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Le Chevalier

Traditional Belgian – French cuisine with a lot of vigour. Tasty cheese croquettes and a first-rate selection of main courses.


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Ristorante Marina

Vida welcomes you to Ristorante Marina in a warm and informal manner.

Backed by her team, she arranges an Italian culinary...

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