Art Brussels moves downtown
Apr 21, 2016
Bricks by bricks, 2015. Obra de Eugenio Merino en Art Brussels con ADN Galería.
From 22 to 24 April, Brussels is full of art with Art Brussels, contemporary art fair which opens at new space, the Tour & Taxis, industrial building from the early twentieth century and, with less capacity, has forced the exhibition to prevail quality over quantity and to reduce their number of participants from 191 to 140 selected galleries. An opportunity, says the organization to "make great discoveries," referring especially to the great Belgian and international collectors to who have dedicated much of the programming of the fair.
With an average of 30,000 visitors a year, Art Brussels proposes various activities in and outside the fair among which undoubtedly this year they remark "Cabinet d'Amis: The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet", exhibition of the most special pieces the private collection of Jan Hoet (1936-2014), acclaimed Belgian collector and curator, creator of Les Chambres d'Amis in 1986, at which invited artists to create works for houses of 50 private collectors. Hoet also was the curator of Documenta IX in Kassel. This exhibition includes work by Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Michaël Borremans, Marcel Broodthaers, Cai Guo-Qiang, Marlene Dumas, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Cady Noland, Panamarenko, Richard Prince, Luc Tuymans or Andy Warhol.
As every year, Art Brussels has chosen a photographer to create your print campaign and this time was the Belgian collective Ottomura, founded by three photographers in 2010 and they have chosen the image of the new exhibition space inhabited only by thick masses of colored smoke. Pure suggestion.
As added, are worth visiting some of his "Readings and Conversations", six readings and 4 conversations between experts in contemporary Collecting and shop around Sculpture Project, the route designed with pieces of sculpture. Then, take some abbey beer.