An exhibition of contemporary art in Brussels

An exhibition of contemporary art in Brussels


September 20, 2002

An exhibition of contemporary art in Brussels
27 september - 11 november 2002


8 places on the Mont des Arts :

1 BBL Cultural Centre

2 Place Royale

3 Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts

4 Lycée Dachsbeck

5 Rue de Ruysbroeck

6 Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique

7 Palais des Congrès

8 Palais des Beaux-Arts


An exhibition of contemporary art in Brussels

Artists: Isabelle Arthuis, Mircea Cantor, Nico Dockx, Cerith Wyn Evans, Simryn Gill, Arturo Herrera, Valérie Mréjen, Anri Sala, Andreas Siekmann, Tabaimo, Ana Torfs, Paul van der Eerden, Dolores Zinny & Juan Maidagan

Curators: Lynne Cooke, Chris Dercon, Robert Fleck, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Critics: Cécilia Bezzan, Edwin Carels, Eva Gonzales Sancho, Dieter Lesage, Philippe Pirotte, Anne Pontégnie, Cateau Robberechts, Els Roelandt, Pieter Van Bogaert

ForwArt was launched in 2000 by the BBL in its cultural centre with the goal of promoting international contemporary art in Belgium. For this second edition, fourteen young artists were selected by four international exhibition curators and were given the opportunity of producing new work. The kind collaboration of the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Bibliothèque Royale, the Ville de Bruxelles and other partners, has enabled the exhibition to leave its initial premises this year in order to explore the Mont des Arts : a historical urban site offering the artists a range of areas around the renowned Place Royale
spaces in a library, a large brick wall, public gardens, museum halls, a commercial gallery, etc that have been kindling their imagination. ForwArt invites its visitors to discover the many facets, including the most recent of contemporary art, through a series of works spanning the monumental, the architectural, intimist art, plastic art, conveying a poetic or social message. The artists use means of expression as varied as drawing, mural painting, photography, video, new media, billboards, installations and performance. Such diversity reveals a thirst for experimentation among these artists who come from all over the world, including Belgium itself.

Practical information

Information / tickets / starting point

BBL Cultural Centre

Place Royale, 6 1000 Brussels

t +32 (0)2 547 22 92

f +32 (0)2 547 38 00

e-mail :

Dates and opening hours

27 Sept > 11 Nov 2002

open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

except for the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique :

open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Mondays,

and on November 1st and 11th 2002.

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