Art Brussels And Brussels Art Week 2023 – Artlyst Quick Guide

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Over One hundred fifty-two galleries are presented across Art Brussels four sections: 99 in PRIME, 34 in DISCOVERY, 12 in REDISCOVERY, and 29 in the fair’s SOLO sub-section. There is also a power-packed week of gallery events and assorted extras to get you in the groove.

Thirty-seven of the participating galleries are based in Belgium. Of these, the following are returning to the PRIME section, dedicated to mid-career and established artists: 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: Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai); 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); 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); Lia Rumma (Milan, Naples); and SMAC (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch).

Art Brussels
Art Brussels 2022 © David Plas

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 exciting dialogue between two artists 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 section at the fair will be dedicated to the REDISCOVERY presentations focussed on 20th-century artists, living or deceased, who have not achieved the recognition they deserve. This section aims to delve into and shed light on surprising, unknown, and original artworks that have inspired artists in their practice. 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).

Following the success of the second edition of Art Antwerp – which attracted 68 galleries from 11 countries and almost 12,000 visitors – we are pleased to announce the 39th edition of Art Brussels will take place from Thursday, 20 April, to Sunday, 23 April 2023. It will be one of Europe’s most exciting and established art fairs in Halls 5 and 6 of the Brussels Expo, the Art Deco icon built for the 1935 Brussels International Exposition.

With numerous SOLO gallery presentations and a record number of dedicated REDISCOVERY stands, Art Brussels will continue to be more thoughtfully curated, engaging and compelling than ever. In addition, the fair will return with an exceptional international programme that offers a unique mix of established artists and emerging talent. Art Brussels is also delighted to announce the support of two new main partners, 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. This includes the highest-ever number of galleries in REDISCOVERY, featuring works from the 20th century, which will be exhibited in their dedicated section for the first time.”

Art Brussels: Contemporary since 1968. Preserving its youthful profile as a discovery fair, Art Brussels is one of Europe’s most distinctive and established fairs, which will hold its 39th edition in 2023.  Since its foundation, Art Brussels has emerged as one of Europe’s leading contemporary art fairs and is a highlight of the international art calendar. From 20 to 23 April 2023, the European capital becomes a focal point for collectors, gallerists and art lovers from around the world. Art Brussels offers a unique opportunity to explore the artistic treasures and diversity of the city, which is now home to a growing number of emerging and established artists, galleries and curators.

Art Brussels Dates: Friday, 21 April – Sunday, 23 April 2023. Preview and Vernissage: Thursday, 20 April 2023

Brussels Gallery Night Wednesday 

Gladstone Gallery, Rue du Grand Cerf 12 (11min walk)

Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, MACRO

Mendes Wood DM, Rue des Sablons 13 (6min walk)

Vojtech Kovarik

NINO MIER GALLERY, Rue Ernest Allard 25 & 41 (2min walk)

Stephanie Temma Hier, This must be the place

Bendix Harms, Bird Nation

Sorry We’re Closed, Rue des Minimes 39 (2min walk)

Kristof Santy, Playtime

Musée Juif – Rue des Minimes 21 (1 min walk)

Jo Struyven, Land(es)capes from the XXth Convoy

Bus 33 from Grand Sablon direction Downtown, Dansaert (10 min ride)

Dates: Friday, 21 April – Sunday, 23 April 2023. Preview and Vernissage: Thursday, 20 April 2023

Top Photo: P C Robinson © Artlyst

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