Art Brussels will continue to maintain its profile as a fair that brings together emerging artists and galleries with more established ones. At the same time it will continue to reinforce and build upon its identity as a 'discovered fair' and the place where one can identify artists at the beginning of their careers. Indicatively, this year the FIRST section, which includes young and upcoming galleries that have never shown at the fair before, will be enlarged after a record number of applications. FIRST is a unique section at Art Brussels as it is upon invitation only. It is scouted and selected by a Committee of internationally renowned curators which this year includes Daria De Beauvais, Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Chris Fitzpatrick, Director, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; Nathalie Hartjes, Independent Curator and Head of the Gallerist Programme, De Appel, Amsterdam; Johan Holten, Director, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden; and curator Katerina Gregos, Artistic Director of Art Brussels. In addition to 16 galleries in FIRST, 75 galleries will be exhibiting in the YOUNG section, meaning that almost half of the fair is dedicated to emerging and younger generation artists.
This year, more emphasis will also be placed on individual presentations of artists, in the SOLO section, providing the opportunity to see the work of an artist more in-depth, and allowing for larger scale projects. Art Brussels is partnering, for the second time with Pirelli, for the Pirelli Prize, which will be awarded to the best SOLO presentation. The Prize is selected by the Art Brussels Collectors Committee. Also, new to this year's edition CURATOR'S VIEW, a new section featuring a select number of thematic, group exhibitions dispersed throughout the fair curated either by a curator, an artist, or the participating gallery.
In April, Brussels will once again become the artistic focal point of Europe's centre and capital! The city continues to attract international attention and more newcomers in terms of artists and curators. This, in addition to the high number of important private collections, the increasing number of new galleries that are opening spaces in Brussels, and the committed institutions is solidifying Brussels' reputation as one of Europe's most interesting art cities.
Hot on the heels of the huge success of last year's edition of Art Brussels, we look forward to welcoming you to the next edition of the fair and to enjoy together cutting edge contemporary art in the fair's unmistakable convivial atmosphere!
Preview - Thursday, April 24 - 12pm - 5pm (Invitation only)
Vernissage - Thursday, April 24 - 5pm - 10pm (Invitation only)
Fair - Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Brussels Expo (Heysel)
Place de Belgique 1
BE- 1020 Brussels