April 1, 2010 - Art Brussels - 28th edition
April 1, 2010

28th edition

28th edition
23 – 26 April 2010
12am – 7pm

Brussels Expo Hall 1&3


The 28th edition of the contemporary art fair Art Brussels takes place from Friday 23 to Monday 26 April 2010. 170 galleries from more than 24 countries offer an insight of the current international contemporary art scene. Click here for the exhibitors list. Beside a strong gallery list Art Brussels offers an exciting varied program: an outdoor sculpture exhibition, artist projects in the fair, debates on the art market, solo shows, a performance platform. In a nutshell…


Friday April 23, 3-5pm
The Private-Public Collection: a Win-Win? Models for Public Private Partnerships in Art Storage

“To approach private art collections with a professional collection policy concerning collection management (acquisition / care / use), research and preservation, could benefit both the collector and the public authorities responsible for the cultural heritage.” Introduction by Prof. Dr. Frederik Swennen. Speakers: Antoine de Galbert (La Maison Rouge, Paris), Antonia M. Perelló (Macba, Barcelona), Neville Redvers-Mutton (Momart, London), Jonieke van Es (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam).

Saturday April 24, 3-5pm
Committed collecting

Since the expansion of the art world both in terms of scale and in terms of geography collecting today is a far more complex, challenging and demanding matter. What does it mean to collect today with the general proliferation of contemporary art and the huge rise in the number of galleries, art fairs and exhibitions, not to mention the production of art and the better communication of it in the art world itself. What is true, committed collecting today? Is there an ethics of collecting? How do committed collectors navigate the seamless, art-saturated landscape of today in order to make their choices? How does collecting today differ from say, collecting 30 or 40 years ago? Moderator: Katerina Gregos (Curator). Speakers : Ziba Ardalan de Weck (Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London), Peter Doroshenko (Curator), Kendell Geers (Artist), Mark Vanmoerkerke (Vanmoerkerke Art Collection, Ostend).

Sunday April 25, 3-5pm
Still Life as a dictionary: from the classical tradition to contemporary research.

New forms of art, new forms of collecting, and new media languages, changed the traditional form of art, which is still life. What are the main vectors of continuity between the classical still life and its modern form? What are the prospects of this new kind of picture, build with keywords, like an hypermedia object, who presents a panorama of the everyday, a semiological essay of contemporary life? Speakers : Tijana Zakula (art historian, Utrecht University), Manou Farine, (art critic, l’Oeil, Paris) Dimitri Ozerkov (Head of Contemporary Art, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg), Elena Sorokina (independent curator), Olga Kisseleva (artist). Other speakers to be confirmed.

Check www.artbrussels.be/debates.html and www.bamart.be for updates. Registration: registration@bamart.be

ART IN THE CITY, outdoor sculpture exhibition

Participating Artists – Galleries:

Virginie Bailly, La mesure du Ciel, 2010 / Transit (Mechelen)
Olaf Brzeski, Sculpture Eaten by Snails, 2010 / Czarna (Warsaw)
Anneke Eussen, Young Athena, 2010 / Tatjana Pieters (Ghent)
Thomas Houseago, Giant, 2009 / Xavier Hufkens (Brussels)
Zuzanna Janin, Home, 2009 / Lokal 30 (Warsaw – London)
Jone Kvie, Hero’s Helmet, 2007 / Nils Staerk (Copenhagen)
Erwan Mahéo, Anticlock, 2008-2009 / FDC Satellite Filles du Calvaire (Brussels)
Renato Nicolodi, Hortorum 01, 2007 / Ron Mandos (Amsterdam)
Jaume Plensa, Where?, 2008 / Galerie Lelong (Paris)
Stefan Rinck, Untitled, 2010 / Sorry we’re closed (Brussels)
Bernardí Roig, Herr Mauroner, 2008 / Maurio Mauroner (Vienna)
Spazio Visivo, Evolution, 2010 / Galerie Mario Mazzoli (Berlin)
Katja Strunz, Trauma, 2008 / Almine Rech (Brussels – Paris)
Gavin Turk, Eggenberg, 2010 / Aeroplastics (Brussels)
Maarten Vanden Eynde, Oil-Peak, 2010 / Meessen De Clercq (Brussels)
Hannes Vanseveren, Untitled, 2010 / Hoet Bekaert (Ghent)

Egmont Park – Quartier Louise – Bvd de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels
(Entrance next to the Hilton Hotel)
Exhibition opens daily from 22/04 to 26 April (8 am – 10 pm)


Brussels Gallery Night, Friday 23 April 6-10pm. Please click here for the list of participating galleries and further information

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