Up Next: Art on Paper 2017
BOZAR is hosting the third edition of the Brussels Contemporary Drawing Fair, with 25 solo shows from artists that come from Cologne to Tokyo, from Liège to Antwerp
For those who have been observing the effervescent art scene in Brussels and are starting to call the city the new Berlin, here’s a new piece of evidence for the case: this September marks the celebration of the third edition of Art on Paper, a fair dedicated solely to drawing.
The Brussels Contemporary Drawing Fair will take place in the Terarken Rooms at BOZAR, with a format of 25 solo shows from representatives of galleries around the world —from Western Europe to Japan and South Korea. Here are some of the standout selections from the fair.
A IS FOR AURELI…
Dogma’s Pier Vittorio Aureli is presenting unpublished drawings for Betts Project London, focused on highlighting the plasticity of architecture.
…AND B IS FOR BELGIUM
The host country’s representation rests on the shoulder of Robert Devriendt’s cinematic cuts and his interest for misunderstandings, Tinus Vermeerschand his small, monochrome shapes, Johan de Wilde’s interwoven, canvas-like layers and the multiplicity of Peter Morrens’ work.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR SOFAM…
The winner of the SOFAM Prize for Best Solo Show at Art on Paper will be announced during Art on Paper’s preview on September 6. The copyright collective, founded in 1979 in Belgium, recognises the importance of aiding artists in every stage of their career.
…AND FOR THE EECKMAN ART PRIZE
HISK student William Ludwig Lutgens is the 2017 winner of the Eeckman Art Prize, which provides a production stipend and exhibition space during the show. As the editor of Het Geïllustreerd Blad, a politically incorrect online publication, Lutgens will be showcasing a text-based piece at Art on Paper.
FROM SEOUL AND TOKYO
Two Asian galleries are present with artists who are both discoveries of Art on Paper: A-Lounge in Seoul, with Shubigi Rao, and Gallery Kitai in Tokyo with Reiko Tsunashima.
NONSENSE MAKES SENSE
Look for the strange and the experimental in the work of Pavel Büchler, which shines a humorous spotlight on the strangeness of everyday life; or in Silvia Bächli’s pieces, which create experimental imagery rooted in reality. And then there’s Bettina Carl, who creates ephemeral collisions with indecisive elements.
Art on Paper is open from September 7-10