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Art Brussels 2022

Apr 30, 2022

After a 2-year hiatus, Art Brussels is back with a dynamic program that includes 156 international and national galleries featuring work by established and emerging artists.

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Photography by David Plas

Art Brussels officially launched their 38th edition on Thursday, April 28th  at Tour & Taxis, featuring a diverse mix of international and Belgian galleries, and both established and emerging talents, including dedicated solo shows. After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid, the participating galleries were eager to return. In total, Art Brussels includes 156 galleries presented across the fair’s four sections: 103 in PRIME, 41 in DISCOVERY, 7 in REDISCOVERY and 5 in INVITED, as well as 34 presentations in the fair’s SOLO sub- section.

As Managing Director of Art Brussels, Anne Vierstaete, notes: Art Brussels is dedicated to discovery and eschews art market trends for studied approaches, works that hold a narrative, or have an intimate or societal dimension that interact with the viewer. The fair provides an inspiring and safe environment for these multiple interactions to occur.”

Highlights include installation works by the conceptual art group from the late 1960s Art & Language (Mullier Mulier, Knokke); in-situ installations comprising of drawing and writing by French-Algerian artist Abdelkader Benchamma (Templon, Brussels, Paris); work that is in between land art, photography and painting by Marie Cloquet (Jason Haam, Seoul); multidisciplinary work by Koenraad Dedobbeleer (C L E A R I N G, Brussels, New York, Beverly Hills); works by Milan-based painter and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier (Greta Meert, Brussels); works by Guadeloupe artist inspired by the visual culture of the Carribean Kenny Dunkan (Filles du Calvaire, Paris); Sculptural work by Mounir Fatmi (Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, ADN, Barcelona), Ryan Hewitt, South African born artist renowned for his brooding and evocative paintings (MARUANI MERCIER, Brussels, Knokke, Zaventem);

In addition to all the art, the fair has installed a slew of bars and food areas including Belgian Beer Terrace, Ruinart Champagne Bar, and a Discover Bar for coffee and snacks.

The last day for the fair is Sunday, May 1st. Check the website for details.

www.artbrussels.com

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Art Brussels directors, Anne Vierstraete and Nele Verhaeren, Photo by Greetje Van Buggenhout
The fair featured a Solidarity for Ukraine booth, where Romanian artist, Dan Perjovschi, was invited to design 10 buttons as a limited edition fundraiser
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