March 31, 2005 - Art Brussels - artbrussels 2005 15- 18 April 2005
March 31, 2005

artbrussels 2005 15- 18 April 2005

artbrussels 2005
Friday 15 – Monday 18 April

Preview & Vernissage: 14 April (on invitation only)
15, 16, 17 April: 12 am – 8 pm
18 April: 12 am – 10 pm

Brussels Expo – Halls 11 & 12

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Unique worldwide

artbrussels: one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs. With its compact size and considered selection of international galleries, it deserves its excellent reputation; a perfect snapshot of contemporary trends realised by quality artists. In harmony with the art world, its approach creates a unique atmosphere that has become artbrussels’ trademark: human, subtle and intimate. The organiser’s commitment to these qualities is reflected this year by the decision to reduce the number of participating galleries by 15 per cent, allowing for greater consistency and a more rigorous selection process.

New: First Call

The contemporary and innovative character of artbrussels is not just public relations and as proof 2005 sees the launch of a series of new initiatives.

‘First Call’ is a zone that will present 14 galleries that have never participated before. This platform, which is by invitation only, will mainly show young, international galleries that promote upcoming artists. Invited by members of the Collectors Committee, they have been offered the opportunity to participate at a preferential rate, through the financial support of the fair’s sponsors. ‘First Call’ will be located around the illy lounge, one of the central meeting points in the fair.
First Call : Chouakri, Germany Dependance, Belgium Hoet Bekaert, Belgium Kamm, Germany Kamm/5BE, USA Kleindienst, Germany Klerkx, Italy Nasu, Japan Neff, Germany Neu, Germany Nourbakhsch, Germany One Twenty, Belgium The Apartment, Greece Yoshii, Japan

New: Debates

Another new addition will be the debates that take place on Saturday 16th, in collaboration with MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp), Extra City (Center for Contemporary Art Antwerp) and the IBK (Initiative Visual Arts). The focus will be the current state of contemporary art in Belgium, and more specifically on the role of private actors, such as galleries and collectors. Themes that look at the way trade can adapt to artists and the relationship between private and public collections will be explored:

Debate 1: “Private collection – public connection” – Saturday 16 April, 2 pm
Panel: Anne Pontegnie, Eva Gonzalez-Sancho, Francis De Beir, Mario Cristiani, introduction by Pascal Gielen, moderated by Bart De Baere and Wim Peeters

Debate 2: “How can trade adapt to artists” – Saturday 16 April, 4 pm
Panel: Chris Dercon, Michael Neff, Els Opsomer, Gert Robijns, moderated by Bart De Baere and Wim Peeters

The OFF programme

The Off programme of 2005 promises even more excitement than 2004, when a temporary artbrussels club was set up at the Belga Queen in the city centre. This programme will be continued and developed. This year visitors will be invited to visit ‘Visionary Belgium’, an exhibition at the Bozar curated by Harald Szeemann, the corporate collection of ING and the contemporary art museums in Antwerp, to name just a few. The OFF programme is available here (pdf-file).

Exhibitors list
Art Galleries : Aliceday, Belgium Analix Forever, Switzerland Anhava, Finland Art & Public, Switzerland Art Of This Century, France, Spain, USA Asbaek, Denmark Astuni, Italy B & D Studio, Italy Bagnai, Italy Baronian_Francey, Belgium Bartschi, Switzerland Bastide, Belgium Bastien, Belgium Bernard, France Bernier/Eliades, Greece Bjerggaard, Denmark Boselli, Belgium Bowie Van Valen, The Netherlands Brolly, France Brownstone, USA Buchmann, Germany, Switzerland Bugdahn und Kaimer, Germany Camhi, Greece Campana, Germany Carr, France Casini, France Cerami, Belgium Chinese Contemporary, United Kingdom Colombo, Italy Conrads, Germany Continua, Italy Cotthem, Belgium, Spain Crown, Belgium Cueto, France De Brock, Belgium De Zwarte Panter, Belgium Deweer, Belgium Dupont, France Espacio Liquido, Spain Estro, Italy Fahnemann, Germany D. Fiat, France Fornello, Italy Forsblom, Finland Fortlaan 17, Belgium Franck, United Kingdom Frank, France Gandy, Czech Republic Gentili, Italy Gentils, Begium Geukens & De Vil, Belgium Grusenmeyer, Belgium Hachmeister, Germany Hecey, Belgium Hilger, Austria Hohenlohe & Kalb, Austria Hufkens, Belgium Hussenot, France I8, Iceland Im Park, Switzerland Insam, Austria Jamar, Belgium M. Janssen, Germany R. Janssen, Belgium JGM, France Johnen + Schttle, Germany Karpio, Costa Rica Koraalberg, Belgium Krinzinger, Austria Krupp, Switzerland Kuckei + Kuckei, Germany Lanzenberg, Belgium Le Triangle Bleu, Belgium Les Filles Du Calvaire, Belgium, France Leuchter, Germany Levy, Germany Loevenbruck, France Loft, Spain, France, Hong Kong Lukasfeichtner, Austria M&M, Belgium Marella, Italy Mauroner, Austria Meert Rihoux, Belgium Mennour, France Minini, Italy Moser, Switzerland Nachst St. Stephan, Austria Noire, Italy Obadia, France Papillon, France Paviot, France Perugi, Italy Polaris, France Porte 11, Belgium Retelet, Belgium, France Rizziero, Italy Ropke, Germany Rove, United Kingdom Rubicon, Ireland Rumpff, The Netherlands Russo, Italy S 65, Belgium, Germany S.A.L.E.S., Italy Salvador, France Schuebbe Projekt, Germany Senda, Spain Shammah, Italy Sies + Hoke, Germany Simoens, Belgium Slingshot, USA Sparta, France Springer & Winckler, Germany Sturm, Germany Szwajcer, Belgium Tache-Levy, Belgium Tanit, Germany Tarasieve, France Templon, France Thoman, Austria Tolksdorf, Germany Transit, Belgium Ulysses, Austria Vallois, France Vanhoegaerden, Belgium Vidal, France Vidal-Saint Phalle, France Voss, Germany Zander, Germany Zink + Gegner, Germany Zonca & Zonca, Italy Zurcher, France

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