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Art Brussels's 32nd edition brings together emerging galleries with more established ones
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BRUSSELS.- The 32nd edition of Art Brussels – within a continuing spirit of creative and artistic renewal- features several new initiatives. For the 10th consecutive year, the fair counts again on the support of ING as main sponsor. After consistently building up its reputation over the years and following on the success of Art Brussels 2013, the fair now confidently occupies a position among the top five international art fairs, while maintaining its unique features and welcoming convivial atmosphere.

As their proliferation seems to testify, art fairs continue to provide important economic, networking, and exhibition opportunities for artists; whilst for collectors and the public they remain unique platforms where one has the opportunity to see many artists and artworks under one roof, something that would not be possible in other circumstances.

A new addition to the Art Brussels team is Anne Vierstraete, who assumed the role of Business Director in August last year. Anne comes to Art Brussels with an impressive track record and wide range of professional experience in her eighteen years as Head of Marketing &Communication at Bank Degroof and eight years as the director of the Erasmus Fund for medical research.

Internationally recognised curator Katerina Gregos (who recently curated both the Göteborg International Biennial in Sweden and the annual exhibition of the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria, and who was recently appointed curator of the Belgian Pavilion for the next Venice Biennale) continues in her role as Artistic Director, which includes developing the artistic profile and strategy of the fair as well as the production of artistic content, participating in the gallery selection processes, and programming all the artistic projects and discursive events. Art Brussels 2014will thus be piloted by a close-knit and complementary duo.

It is no longer a secret that Brussels is, in the last years, experiencing a creative renaissance in all fields of culture, and especially the visual arts. The city continues to attract international attention and more newcomers in terms of artists, galleries and curators. This, in addition to the committed cultural institutions that already exist, is solidifying Brussels’ reputation as one of Europe’s most interesting and promising contemporary art cities, which is quietly stealing the limelight from other established cultural metropolises. Brussels offers easy access (under 2 hours by train) from other neighboring major European cities, the promise of multiple cultural discoveries, an increasing number of new artistic initiatives in the city, and an excellent culinary culture. The strong collector’s base in Belgium (Belgian as well as international) further reinforces the position of Art Brussels as one of the major, not-to-be-missed cultural events in Western Europe and one of the flagship artistic events in Europe’s capital.

Today's News

April 24, 2014

Stedelijk Museum dedicates collection presentation to American painter Barnett Newman

Expected to fetch $1.9 million, Soviet space capsule up for sale at Lempertz in Belgium

Christie's New York to offer the collection of Edwin A. and Lindy Bergman

Exhibition of more than 25 vintage photographs by Bob Colacello opens at Steven Kasher Gallery

Key names of the 19th century featured at Sotheby's 19th Century European Art Sale

Art Brussels's 32nd edition brings together emerging galleries with more established ones

Pierre Soulages' first American exhibition in ten years opens at Galerie Perrotin

Exhibition broaches the notions of connections and vibrations, of mirrors between past and present

Exhibition of still lifes and select masterworks by Chaim Soutine opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Currier Museum of Art announces major donation from the estate of businesswoman May Gruber

Bonhams to sell largest single owner collection of Ivon Hitchens to come to market

Violin to be sold on behalf of Luthiers Sans Frontieres in Ingles & Hayday May auction

Solo exhibition of new works by Adriana Varejão opens at Lehmann Maupin

Exhibition of works of the '60s to the '80s by Hannah Wilke opens at Alison Jacques

Emil Nolde's "Tanzerin" leads $2.6 million Prints and Multiples Auction at Bonhams in San Francisco

Movie stars and moguls featured in Bonhams Los Angeles sale

"Letters of Remedy, the Graphic Work of Fishel Rabinowicz" on view at Neve Schechter

Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing

A recipe for success at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

The Other Art Fair: The UK’s leading artist-led fair opens its sixth edition

New Museum hosts interdisciplinary residency with Jeanine Oleson

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