September 24, 2008 - Art Brussels - The 27th contemporary art fair: 24 – 27 April 2009
September 24, 2008

The 27th contemporary art fair: 24 – 27 April 2009

Mark your calendars
24 – 27 April 2009

www.artbrussels.be

The 27th edition of artbrussels will be held from 24 to 27 April 2009.

During the previous edition, 32,851 visitors from the international art world made their way to Europe’s foremost cutting-edge art fair.

Galleries

artbrussels will feature 180 art galleries that have been carefully selected by the international selection committee. One-third of the participants are from Belgium, the rest are from Europe or the rest of the world. The list of participating galleries will be available on the website www.artbrussels.be from January.

Profile

artbrussels has a young image, due to the great number of works by promising young artists from a variety of countries that is exhibited alongside work by established names. This formula attracts an audience of art enthusiasts as well as being interesting for museum directors, art critics and collectors who come to the fair to spot the new trends in the international art world.

Specialised zones

artbrussels is subdivided into three specialised zones:

Art Galleries: established galleries;
Young Talent: galleries that primarily promote up-and-coming, innovative artists;
First Call: Young, up-and-coming galleries that have been invited by artbrussels’ collectors committee.

OFF-programme and debates

The 27th edition of artbrussels will once more present an OFF-programme with international exhibitions in Belgian museums and visits to private collections.

For the third time, artbrussels will provide a platform inside the fair that will allow a number of selected artists to create a work of art for the fair.
Debates with leading figures from the international art world will once more be included in the programme.

Practical information

artbrussels will be held in Brussels Expo, halls 1 and 3, Belgiëplein 1 in 1020 Brussels. The fair runs from the 24th until the 27th of April 2009 and is open from 11.00 to 19.00.

There are free guided tours daily at 15.00 and 17.00.

Preview and press conference (invitation only) on Thursday 23 April, from 12 noon to 22.00.

Press information: Press & Communication – Gerrie Soetaert
+32 (0)475/ 47 98 69 gerrie.soetaert@skynet.be

For more information: www.artbrussels.be

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