March 26, 2007 - Art Brussels - Announcing the 25th edition of artbrussels
March 26, 2007

Announcing the 25th edition of artbrussels

Jan De Cock, Denkmal 4, Casa del Fascio, Piazza del Popolo 4, Como, 2006. Copyright Jan De Cock.

artbrussels 2007
Friday 20-Monday 23 April 2007

Daily from 11am to 7pm
Preview and Vernissage on Thursday 19 April
(by invitation only)
Finissage on Monday 23 April, from 11am to 10pm

Venue: Brussels Expo Hall 11 & 12
Place de Belgique 1 1020 Brussels

www.artbrussels.be

In less than one month time, the 25th edition of the contemporary art fair artbrussels will open its doors. A select group of leading galleries from 20 countries brings work by both established and young, up-and-coming artists. Visitors can look forward to browsing more than 2,000 artworks, offering a fantastic, actual overview of the latest developments in the contemporary art world.

In addition to the usual programme of events, a number of special projects will help stress the festive jubilee nature of artbrussels 2007. A complete restyling of the fair with new walls at 3,5 m height will enhance the quality of this 25th edition. Major attractions this year, are the artists interventions and a most interesting debates programme with international speakers.
Five artists create an artwork for the fair

With this 25th edition, artbrussels would like to draw attention to the enormous number of internationally known artists Belgium has to offer.

To keep the festive feel of this edition going, Hans Op de Beeck has been invited to show his video All Together Now.
Jan De Cock achieves his long-held ambition to create a work for the fair and will build the installation entitled Denkmal 1 artbrussels, Belgiëplein 1, Brussel, 2007 which will serve as information desk in the entrance to Hall 11.
Kris Martin has been invited to design the artbrussels carry-bags. With his conceptual approach Kris has provided a design open to endless interpretations.
Ann-Veronica Janssens will on the occasion of the fair convert her recent “mirror ball” design into trim for VIP cars, ensuring a playful presence in the city landscape during the time of the far.

Finally, the French Community is inviting Eric Duyckaerts, who will represent Belgium in the forthcoming Venice Biennial. He will give a performance during the opening on Thursday 19 April.
Debates

Reception of conceptual art; how it became part of the art system – Saturday 21 April at 3pm
Confirmed panel members: Herman Daled, Anny De Decker, Klaus Honnef, Lynda Morris, Seth Siegelaub, Jack Wendler .
Biennials – Saturday 21 April at 5pm
Confirmed panel members: Barbara Vanderlinden, Anselm Francke, Katerina Gregos, Bart De Baere.
Les Dames Blanches – Sunday 22 April at 2.30pm
Confirmed Panel members include: Edith Doove, Karin Hannsen, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Ulrike Lindmayr, Ria Pacquée.
The content of the debates is detailed here.
An exciting OFF Programme

Breakfasts, guided visits, special exhibitions, etc. The artbrussels OFF Programme perfectly completes your visit to artbrussels and Brussels! The complete programme and more information are available here: OFF Programme.
Exhibitors list Practical information

Looking forward to welcoming you at artbrussels!

Press:
Gerrie Soetaert
T: 32 475 47 98 69
gerrie.soetaert@skynet.be

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