Brussels I Love You: After Paris, here comes Brussels for creation
Established in Paris in 2011, the tour of contemporary art Paris je t’aime has been a resounding success both with the general public and with the participating galleries throughout its past three editions. This initiative relocated in Belgium is created by a non-profit organization named SOON which works in the field of visual arts to promote young artists through exhibitions, publications and artistic projects. Brussels I Love You is a contemporary art tour that will gather around twenty art spaces in the area of Ixelles and Saint Gilles for its first edition. BILY will present an itinerary that will bring together some twenty galleries and exhibition spaces in the Louise/Châtelain area, from 13 until 27 February 2016. This art walk will bring closer on one side the public and the art market players as galleries, project spaces, artists residencies and other initiatives, on the other hand it will offer a didactic and ludic experience to young art enthusiastic willing to have a better understanding of the market. During those two weeks, the spaces will propose different events such as: book and editions launchings/signings, conferences, projections performances, readings, … that encourages interactions between visitors/collectors and art spaces/galleries while giving a better visibility to the exhibitions. Red line of this itinerary is Belgian creation, as Belgium contains so many emerging as internationally renown artists. This theme, as wide as it may be is quite complex since it is so difficult to classify art regarding the country where it has been created. It is not only about Belgian art, but also to extend to the sensibility of French and Flemish speaking artists of our country, the artists from Belgium living abroad and those from abroad living in our land, all of these presented in Belgian or foreigners galleries. A tour of our national strength shakes the linguistic cleavages and shows that art federates. Going against conformist representations and multiply the perception of art.
The visitor will follow a certain contemporary art mapping through Brussels: it will be the opportunity to rediscover the city through exhibition and meeting art enthusiastic, collectors, amateurs and professionals, in between eye and creation. The Opening will be on 13 February from 3 to 8 PM at Hangar H18 (18 place du Châtelain, 1050 Brussels). BILY will propose four guided tour on the same day at 3, 4, 5 and 6 PM.