The greats in fashion, music, art and culture speak with never-jaded interviewer Dominique Nzeyimana in her loft. The Most is an ongoing stream of conversations on coming-of-age, independence, successes, breakdowns, resilience, longevity and forever mental and creative growth. Putting luminaries, prodigies, originals and mentors from all disciplines and backgrounds in front of you: we are going to get through these things called life and career together.
Director and Chief Curator of MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp Kaat Debo is internationally respected as an absolute authority on Belgian fashion and independent avant-garde designers. As a huge fan of MoMu Dominique is keen to talk to Kaat about how she collaborated with several Antwerp Six members on their respective retrospectives, what to expect from the grand reopening of MoMu and its accompanying exhibitions & events this September and how she is looking to diversifying MoMu's team, audience & collection.
Quinsy Gario, the Award-winning performance poet, writer, visual artist & activist visits Dominique Nzeyimana. Quinsy's most famous art project took on the racist figure of Black Pete bringing about a true shift in the Lowlands. But there is a lot more to talk about of course: like Sint-Maarten memories and the cliché reason that got him into poetry. Quinsy also talks academia, the art of archiving and his recent performances at Beursschouwburg. All with that brilliant laugh peppered in between.
Internationally acclaimed graphic designer Paul Boudens who is intrinsically linked with the Antwerp Six talks to Dominique Nzeyimana about working with some of fashion's biggest names, the inception & eventual loss of (N°) A Magazine and how he aims to embody the personalities of his clients without losing his own way. The two also discuss how much blood is needed to design a 90s Jurgi Persoons invitation and what it is like to have Jun Takahashi's team biking through your "Versailles-sized" flat.
MELAT GEBEYAW NIGUSSIE
Artistic and General Director of Beursschouwburg, Brussels' most cutting-edge arts & culture centre, Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie, tells her story from growing up as a kid of the diaspora not really feeing seen to how Black critical theory introduced her to a new world of thought. She also shares how her father's love for debating taught her to fearlessly speak up for what she believes in and the practices that help her and her team create a transparent, welcoming space for underserved communities.
Visual artist and graphic novelist Brecht Vandenbroucke talks being a kid growing up on a farm while also running his precocious little publishing house. He opens up about having to mature quickly, why he once took a break from pop culture and how he tries to deal with the tension between chaos and order. The artist also discusses the challenges of weaving the storyline of his latest book 'Shady' and the importance of humility and self-improvement.
Award-winning playwright, theatre director, actor and singer Sachli Gholamalizad and host Dominique Nzeyimana don't hold back as they discuss Sachli's path from first realising she had a talent as an introverted kid in poetry class to writing, directing and performing a trilogy based on her family history. The fearlessly dedicated artist delves into her love-hate bond with acting, moving past gatekeepers, creating during a worldwide pandemic and the important themes that she wants to work on next.