The 50th anniversary edition of Art Brussels brings together 147 galleries from 32 countries in three main sections: 33 in DISCOVERY, 114 in PRIME and REDISCOVERY as well as 21 SOLO presentations. Art Brussels’ International and Discovery Committees have selected a total of 36 newcomers and 111 returning participants.
The DISCOVERY section supports emerging, lesser known and upcoming artists, while international established artists (from modern to contemporary) are located in the PRIME section. The REDISCOVERY booths are dedicated to artworks between 1917 and 1987 – a celebration of undervalued or forgotten artists. In addition, Art Brussels focuses on SOLO exhibitions that provide the viewer with the possibility of having a deeper experience with the works of a singular artist.
In this edition, Nicolas Party (represented by Xavier Hufkens) was the winner of the Solo Prize and the Discovery Prize was awarded to SMAC Gallery (South Africa) for presenting the work of Georgina Gratix.
Following our visit to the fair, A.R.M. highlights some of the booths and artworks that you shouldn’t miss:
Venue: Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
19 – 22 April, 2018
Almine Rech (Paris, London, Brussels) Works by: Gregor Hildebrandt, Ida Tursic et Wilfried Mille, Joe Andoe, Matthieu Ronsse, Johan Creten, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet.
AYE Gallery (Beijing, CN) Artists: Yang Qiong and Sheng Tianhong
Eduardo Secci Contemporary (Florence, IT) Works by: Andrea Galvani
Galerie Derouillon (Paris, FR) Works by: Przemek Pyszczek
Galerie Christophe Gaillard (Paris, FR) Works by: Hélène Delprat, Julien Des Monstiers, Dave Hardy, Tetsumi Kudo, Pablo Tomek, Letha Wilson
Geukens & De Vil (Antwerp and Knokke, BE)
A reconstruction of Sofie Muller’s Studio – Solo Project
Maruani Mercier (Brussels, BE) Works by: Ross Bleckner, Frank Bowling, Ron Gorchov, Peter Halley, Bill Jensen, David LaChapelle, Jonathan Lasker, Manuel Mathieu, Toiletpaper, Arne Quinze, George Shaw, Gavin Turk, Jannis Varelas, Carrie Mae Weems, Sue Williams, and Hank Willis Thomas.
Mendes Wood DM (São Paulo, BR, Brussels, BE, New York, US) Works by: Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Paulo Nimer Pjota
Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels, BE) Works by: Ellen Berkenblit, Marcel Berlanger, Walead Beshty, Wim Delvoye, Douglas Eynon, Louisa Gagliardi, Kendell Geers, Sanam Khatibi, Sean Landers, Thomas Lerooy, Adam McEwen, Sam Moyer, Sally Ross, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Betty Tompkins.
Office Baroque (Brussels, BE) Works by: Sascha Braunig, Mathew Cerletty, Alexandre Da Cunha, Terence Koh, Rosa Loy, Ataru Sato, Daniel Sinsel, Dylan Vandenhoeck, Ambera Wellmann.
SMAC Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa) Works by: Solo projet by Georgina Gratrix DISCOVERY Prize-winning booth
Sofie Van de Velde and PLUS-ONE (Antwerp, BE) Curated collaboration: Lust, Laughter & Liquor
Zeno-X (Antwerp, BE) Works by: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Mark Manders, Michaël Borremans, Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, N. Dash.