January 4, 2007 - Art Brussels - artbrussels wishes you a sparkling 2007!
January 4, 2007

artbrussels wishes you a sparkling 2007!

artbrussels wishes you a sparkling 2007!

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

artbrussels establishes its position at the top of art fairs
artbrussels may well have a youthful image, but it is in fact based on 25 years of experience. In 1968, a humble art fair was born. Art Actuel, as it was named at the time, was a cutting-edge biennial with art from leading galleries, exhibiting at the invitation of Belgian gallery owners. In 1997 the foundation was laid for a new future. Important reorganisations, such as the changeover from a biennial to an annual show, made the art fair evolve to become an event of internationally recognised importance, and nowadays artbrussels is a real premier league player on the international art scene.

From the very beginning, artbrussels has profiled itself as a contemporary art fair that pays just as much attention to established artists as it does to new talent. artbrussels is a much-loved event by international art collectors and curators for this very reason, and because it is a place where you can make genuinely new discoveries. Within Europe, artbrussels content and character allows it to identify itself as the contemporary art fair of the moment.
25th anniversary
The 25th anniversary of artbrussels will not go unmarked! For this jubilee edition, the fair will be restyled and a variety of projects will be initiated: an exhibition with a selection of 25 exceptional art works, which have been bought at artbrussels over the years, will be on display; the main Belgian museums will present a special exhibition that exposes works by young contemporary artists; and Karen Renders, director of the fair, will invite a number of trend-setting Belgian artists to create a unique intervention for the fair.
Selection
The selection of participants for this 25th edition was made by the International Selection Committee: Albert Baronian – Baronian-Francey (Brussels), Elena Buchmann – Buchman Galerie (Berlin-Lugano), Helga Conrads-Galerie Conrads (Düsseldorf), Jo Coucke- Deweer Art Gallery (Otegem), Rodolphe Janssen-Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), Nathalie Obadia-Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris) and Tanya Rumpff – Galerie Tanya Rumpff (Haarlem).

From more than 340 applications, 150 galleries have been selected to participate in artbrussels, which takes places at Brussels Expo from 20 through 23 April 2007.

The complete spectrum of artistic disciplines will be on show: paintings, drawings, installations, video art, photography, etc. If there is a common thread amongst this diverse representation of creative energy it is embodied in the quality, innovation and international character of the artists presented and the programmes of the galleries on show. At artbrussels international is no empty slogan, with participants coming from some 20 countries (of which 80% are from outside Belgium). Finally, at artbrussels selection is based on the quality of the art, regardless of whether the exhibitor is considered established or new talent.

The selected artists and galleries will be exhibiting in clearly defined zones:
First Call: promising galleries who will participate for the first time and that have been nominated by the Collectors Committee, which was established in 2004, and whose members include: Jacqueline dAmécourt (Groupe Lhoist), Wilfried Cooreman, Mimi Dusselier, Filiep Libeert, Cédric Liénart de Jeude, Baudouin Michiels (Belgacom Art), Benedikt van der Vorst, Bruno Van Lierde and Mark Vanmoerkerke.
Young Talent: young galleries emphasising the youthful and innovative character of artbrussels.
Galleries: art galleries of exceptional high quality and with an established pedigree that offer a guaranteed unique overview of contemporary art talent. Within this zone, 15 galleries will present a Solo Show, and at the fair itself the Collectors Committee selects a winner from among them.
Modern and Contemporary Design: this brand new zone, introduced in 2006, promises to be another amazing success.
artbrussels at the top of European contemporary art fairs
There are more than enough reasons to pay artbrussels a visit: as the centrally located European capital Brussels has a rich variety of art events, unique architecture, a genuine design, art and fashion scene, interesting nightlife and an incomparable culinary offer. At artbrussels quality, space, timing and a record number of visitors are the key elements. As an informative platform with interesting debates, the event will be completed with a stimulating OFF programme.
artbrussels is a must see for all players in the international art world.
Participants (index December 2006) First Call: Amerika, Berlin | Chung King, Los Angeles | De Multiples, Paris | Elaine Levy Project, Brussels | Figge Von Rosen, Cologne | Fonti, Naples | Fred, London | Goff Rosenthal, New York | Kirkhoff, Copenhagen | Newman Popiashvili, New York | Nyborg, Valby | Pinksummer, Genoa | Podnar, Ljubljana | Vilma Gold, London
Young Talent: AD, Athens | AND, Barcelona | Alice, Brussels | Art Agents, Hamburg | Asbaek Projects, Copenhagen | Bastide, Brussels | Bienvenu, New York | Cardenas Bellanger, Paris | De Bruijne, Amsterdam | De Voldere, New York | Dependance, Brussels | Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich | Groeflin Maag, Basel | Kimmerich, Düsseldorf | Kleindienst, Leipzig | La Blanchisserie/Cantine, Boulogne | Maes & Matthys, Antwerp | Monitor, Rome | Murata & Friends, Berlin | One Twenty, Ghent | Prometeo, Milan | Raucci/Santamaria, Naples | Rokeby, London | Ronmandos, Rotterdam | Rudolph, Berlin | S.A.L.E.S., Rome | Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne | Skuc, Ljubljana | Sommer, Tel Aviv | The Agency, London | V.M. 21, Rome | Vacio 9, Madrid | Van Wijngaarden, Amsterdam | Wentrup, Berlin
Art Galleries: A Arte Studio Invernizzi, Milan | Aeroplastics, Brussels | Albion, London | Analix Forever, Geneva | Andersen, Copenhagen | Andersson Sandstrom, Umea | Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm | Anhava, Helsinki | Baronian-Francey, Brussels | Bärtschi, Geneva | Bernier/Eliades, Athens | Bjerggaard, Copenhagen | Blancpain Stepczynski, Geneva | BND, Milan | Bodhi, New Delhi | Box, Brussels | Brolly, Paris | Buchmann, Berlin | Cent8, Paris | Cerami, Couillet | Chelouche, Tel Aviv | Chinese Contemporary, Beijing | Conrads, Düsseldorf | Crown, Brussels | De Brock, Knokke | De Zwarte Panter, Antwerp | De/Di/By Colletpark, Paris | Dels Angels, Barcelona | Deweer, Otegem | Dvir, Tel Aviv | Edlin, New York | Elbaz, Paris | Estrella, Madrid | Fiat, Paris | Flatland, Utrecht | Forsblom, Helsinki | Galerist, Istanbul | Gering & Lopez, New York | Geukens & De Vil, Knokke | Giroux, Paris | Godin, Paris | Golden, New York | Grimm, Amsterdam | Grusenmeyer, Deurle | Gutharc, Paris | Heino, Helsinki | Hoet Bekaert, Ghent | Hohenlohe, Vienna | Hufkens, Brussels | Hussenot, Paris | I8, Reykjavik | In Situ, Aalst | Insam, Vienna | Jacobson, London | Jamar, Antwerp | Janssen, Brussels | Karpio, San José de Costa Rica | Koraalberg, Antwerp | Krinzinger, Vienna | Kudlek Van Der Grinten, Cologne | La Citta, Verona | Lanzenberg, Brussels | Lee, London | Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris | Loevenbruck, Paris | Maruani & Noirhomme, Knokke | Mauroner, Salzburg | Meert Rihoux, Brussels | Mennour, Paris | Minini, Brescia | Moser, Geneva | Mulier Mulier, Knokke | Obadia, Paris | Oniris, Rennes | Papillon, Paris | Paviot, Paris | Photo & Contemporary, Turin | Polaris Utudjian, Paris | Rech, Paris | Regina, Moscow | Rein, Paris | Röpke, Cologne | Rumpff, Haarlem | Russo, Torre Pellice | Ruzicska, Salzburg | S65, Aalst | Sels, Düsseldorf | Senda, Barcelona | Simoens, Knokke | Soskine, Madrid | Sparta, Chagny | Sturm, Stuttgart | Szwajcer, Antwerp | Tache-Levy, Brussels | Tanit, Munich | Tarasieve, Paris | Templon, Paris | Thoman, Innsbruck | Transit, Mechelen | Traversee, Munich | Triangle Bleu, Stavelot | Vallois, Paris | Van Der Mieden, Antwerp | Vanhoegaerden, Knokke | Vidal, Paris | Vidal Saint Phalle, Paris | Vilenne, Liège | Voss, Düsseldorf | Wallner, Copenhagen | Walter, Zürich | Xin Dong Cheng, Beijing | Zander, Cologne | Zürcher, Paris
Design: D&A Lab, Brussels | Dansk Moebelkunst, Paris | Denys, Brussels | Dewindt, Brussels | Giraud, Brussels | Lachaert, Tielrode | Toluca, Paris

Looking forward to welcoming you at artbrussels!
Press:
Gerrie Soetaert
T: 32 475 47 98 69
gerrie.soetaert@skynet.be

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