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Set in the low-key if increasingly trendy neighbourhood of Popincourt, Düo is a new gallery-bookshop-café hybrid whose self-proclaimed mission is ‘to shed light on the links between photography and contemporary art’. To this end, it puts on carefully curated exhibitions that change every five weeks or so, and offers a range of books and zines dedicated to the huitième art and the fine arts in general, with a substantial sideline in gender studies. The venue’s no stranger to provocation either: it opened in late 2013 with the show ‘Foutre’ (a title that connotes both sex and recklessness), which featured an array of phallic sculptures and videos of artists performing oral sex. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, repair to the café for an actual cup of tea or glass of wine (€3.50-5), or a reasonably priced set menu (around €15). Free Wi-Fi and a large stock of magazines to flick through make it a good place to while away an afternoon in idle artistic research.

Venue name: Düo
Address: 24 rue du Marché Popincourt

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 3pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
Price: Free
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