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The 39th edition of Art Brussels will be held from Thursday, April 20 to Sunday, April 23, 2023.
It will be hosted in halls five and six of Brussels Expo, the Art Deco icon created for the 1935 Brussels International Exposition. It is one of Europe’s most fascinating and established art fairs.
Art Brussels is more deliberately organized, engaging, and exciting than ever, with multiple SOLO gallery shows and a record number of dedicated REDISCOVERY stands. The fair returns with an excellent international program that features a unique blend of established and new artists. Art Brussels is also pleased to announce the assistance of two new major sponsors, Delen Private Bank and Bank Van Breda.
Nele Verhaeren, Managing Director of Art Brussels, says: “A diverse range of artists and galleries is what has helped to establish Art Brussels as Europe’s leading fair for discovery. We’re excited about the move to Brussels Expo which will inject a new dynamic into the fair experience. We’re working on surprising new elements alongside special commissions and museum calibre presentations including the highest number of galleries in REDISCOVERY section featuring works from the 20th century, which will be exhibited in their own dedicated section for the first time.”
152 galleries are presented across the fair’s four sections: 99 in PRIME, 34 in DISCOVERY, 12 in REDISCOVERY, as well as 29 in the fair’s SOLO sub-section.
37 of the participating galleries are based in Belgium. Among those that are returning to the PRIME section, dedicated to mid-career and established artists, are: Baronian (Brussels, Knokke); De Brock (Knokke); dépendance (Brussels); Xavier Hufkens (Brussels); rodolphe janssen (Brussels); Harlan Levey Projects (Brussels); MARUANI MERCIER (Brussels, Knokke, Zaventem); Greta Meert (Brussels); Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels); Gallery Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery (Antwerp); Tim Van Laere (Antwerp); Axel Vervoordt (Hong Kong, Wijnegem); and Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp).
Among the international galleries participating in the PRIME section are: Thomas Brambilla (Bergamo); Bernier/Eliades (Brussels, Athens); Ceysson & Bénétière (Geneva, Koerich, Lyon, New York, Paris, Saint-Etienne); C L E A R I N G (Beverly Hills, Brussels, New York); Galeria Vera Cortês (Lisbon); Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin, Cologne, Munich); Gladstone (Brussels, Los Angeles, New York, Seoul); The Hole (Los Angeles, New York); Galerie Lelong & Co (New York, Paris); Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Brussels, New York); Nino Mier (Brussels, Los Angeles, New York, Marfa); P420 (Bologna); Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai); Lia Rumma (Milan, Naples); and SMAC (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch).
Newcomers to the fair include 1 Mira Madrid (Madrid); Andersen’s (Copenhagen); Pedro Cera (Lisbon); Clima Gallery (Milan); Don Gallery (Shanghai); Ginsberg Galeria (Lima, Madrid); Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York); Galerie Catherine Issert (Saint-Paul-de-Vence); galerie lange + pult (Zurich, Auvernier); NoguerasBlanchard (Madrid, Barcelona); Parliament (Paris); Richard Saltoun Gallery (London, Rome) and Wentrup Gallery (Berlin).
The fair shows its continued commitment to curatorial rigour with a large number of SOLO stands, which includes presentations by: Marinella Senatore with Ceysson & Bénétière (Geneva, Luxembourg, Lyon, New York, Paris, Saint-Etienne); Korakrit Arunanondchai with C L E A R I N G (Beverly Hills, Brussels, New York); Thilo Heinzmann with dépendance (Brussels); Jonny Niesche with The Hole (Los Angeles, New York); Catherine Repko with Huxley-Parlour (London); WonderBuhle with Galerie Ron Mandos (Amsterdam); Thu Van Tran with Meessen De Clercq (Brussels); Giangiacomo Rossetti with Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, Brussels, New York); Rodrigo Hernández with P420 (Bologna); Ria Verhaeghe with Richard Saltoun Gallery (London, Rome); Aneta Kajzer with Semiose (Paris); Kate Gottgens with SMAC (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch); Regine Schumann with Dep Art (Milan, Ceglie Messapica); Marria Pratts with Everyday Gallery (Antwerp); Navid Nuur with Jahn und Jahn (Munich, Lisbon) and Angel Vergara with Axel Vervoordt (Hong Kong, Wijnegem).
The DISCOVERY section features galleries that actively support emerging international artists, presenting booths with a single artist or an interesting dialogue between two artists who are not yet known in the European context. This year the section includes among others: AKINCI (Amsterdam); ASHES/ASHES (New York); Damien & The Love Guru (Brussels, Zurich); Double V Gallery (Marseille); Eins Gallery (Limassol); Kogo gallery (Tartu); OFFICE IMPART (Berlin); Piktogram (Warsaw); RIBOT (Milan); Sarieva/Gallery (Plovdiv); SUPRAINFINIT Gallery (Bucharest); and Voloshyn Gallery (Kyev).
An extended segment of the show will be dedicated to the REDISCOVERY presentations, which will focus on current and deceased 20th century artists who have not received the respect they deserve. This section tries to look into and throw light on unusual, unknown, and unique artworks that have influenced artists’ work. This year, the section includes presentations of works by: Vincentiu Grigorescu with 418 Gallery (Munich, Cetate); Chryssa & Sibylle Ruppert with Blue Velvet Projects (Zürich); Christian Herdeg with galerie lange + pult (Zurich, Auvernier); Jules Olitski with QG Gallery (Knokke); Bob Bonies with Galerie Ramakers (The Hague); and TAPTA with Maurice Verbaet Gallery (Knokke).
For more info about the full exhibitor list, please visit here. To view the International and DISCOVERY selection committees, please visit here.
Dates: Art Brussels takes place from Thursday 20 April to Sunday 23 April 2023. Opening day: Thursday April 20—preview from 11am to 4pm, and vernissage from 4pm to 9pm. Public opening days: Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday April 23 from 11am to 7pm
New location: Brussels Expo, Halls 5 & 6 Place de Belgique 1, BE-1020 Brussels.
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