March 23, 2006 - Art Brussels - Friday 21 – Monday 24 April 2006
March 23, 2006

Friday 21 – Monday 24 April 2006

artbrussels 2006
Friday 21-Monday 24 April 2006

Preview & Vernissage: 20 April (by invitation only)
Finissage: 24 April, until 10 pm

artbrussels@artexis.com

www.artbrussels.be

The countdown to artbrussels has officially started! Less than 5 weeks to go before the opening of the 24th edition of one of the oldest contemporary art fairs in Europe!

Save the dates!: www.artexis.com/artbrussels_2006.ics
(click and save the iCalendar file to automatically add artbrussels to your Outlook or similar calendar)
artbrussels 2006 – Clear, Strong and Innovative Zones
Modernist and Contemporary Design
This year artbrussels introduces a brand new zone with the crème de la crème in the field of modernist and contemporary design. For the first time, 9 of the most internationally renowned galleries will present sublime, unique pieces with an exceptional artistic and historical value, as well as limited editions from young designers working with the established global design names. For this zone three Belgian, four French, one German and even one Chinese design gallery has been selected.
One man shows in partnership with ING Belgium
In 2006 the one man shows will highlight the contemporary and innovative character of the fair, with 20 projects from recognised or young artists that give a representative overview of the latest trends within contemporary art. The one man shows extend huge pulling power over not only collectors, but also museums and the press. A remarkable aspect of the artists selected this year is that 30 per cent are actually one woman shows.
ING Belgium supports the one man shows and also contributes to the financing of the exhibition space. ING Belgium also presents the prize-winning artist with 10,000. The winner of the ING Belgium Award will be announced during the press conference, which takes place on 20th April, where the cheque will also be presented.

one man shows:
Hannes Vanseveren @ Hoet Bekaert, Belgium
Tobias Lehner, @ Kleindienst, Germany
Katinka Lampe @ Ronmandos, Netherlands
Santeri Tuori @ Anhava, Finland
Deanna Maganias @ Camhi, Greece
Jana Gunstheimer @ Conrads, Germany
Jeroen Eisinga @ Crown, Belgium
Stefaan Dheedene @ Deweer, Belgium
Michael Bevilacqua @ Faurschou, Denmark
Laurent Cruyt @ Jamar, Belgium
Jean-Luc-Moerman @ Janssen, Belgium
Katleen Vermeir @ Koraalberg, Belgium
Zenita Komad @ Krinzinger, Austria
SON:DA @ Mauroner, Austria
Elena Beelaerts @ Rumpff, Netherlands
Gianni Caravaggio @ Russo, Italy
Ryan Mc Ginnis @ Simoens, Belgium
Catharina Van Eetvelde @ Tanit, Germany
Thomas Raat @ Transit, Belgium
Fumie Sasabuchi @ Zink, Germany
First Call
For the second time in a row, the First Call zone offers 14 international creative newcomers a special opportunity to exhibit at artbrussels. The collectors committee has identified the emerging galleries and participation is by invitation only. The First Call zone will be animated by illy, who will create a cosy coffee lounge. In addition illy is also awarding a 10.000 prize to an artist represented by one of the First Call galleries.
Young Galleries
This zone is reserved for 40 galleries who will be displaying works from a maximum of five promising unestablished young artists.

artbrussels 2006 Exhibitors

The artbrussels 2006 catalogue is on-line since 8 March. Check out www.artbrussels.be/exhibitors.html for a complete overview of this years exhibiting galleries.

Looking forward to welcoming you at artbrussels!
artbrussels 2006 – More information?
General:
artbrussels@artexis.com
www.artbrussels.be
Press:
Gerrie Soetaert
gerrie.soetaert@skynet.be
32 475 47 98 69

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