40th edition of Art Brussels

Constant innovation: art fair looks to the past and the future

With 177 invited galleries, this year's Art Brussels is celebrating its 40th edition. The extensive program with current themes ranges from digital art, painting and photography to art in public space. The fair opens on April 25 in Halls 5 and 6 of the Brussels Expo.

April 24, 2024

With 177 national and international galleries and around 800 artists, Art Brussels will live up to its reputation on its anniversary. The second oldest fair for contemporary art has been considered an important event in the art calendar from the very beginning and has remained close to the spirit of the times through constant innovation. Innovation, diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of the current edition. The fair offers a broad spectrum of artistic media and thus comprehensively reflects the current art scene: painting, photography, sculpture and digital art can all be found here. Art Brussels takes place from April 25 to 28 in Halls 5 and 6 of the Brussels Expo. In addition, an online viewing room will be available at Artland until May 5.

The fair is divided into various sections such as DISCOVERY, REDISCOVERY, PRIME and INVITED, in which the galleries present themselves. Around a quarter of the galleries specialize in up-and-coming artists, which significantly influences the character of the fair. There are 45 galleries from Belgium alone, the country with the highest density of art collectors in relation to its population. As a result, Belgium boasts a first-class diversity of art galleries. A special feature of the 40th edition is the slightly modified return of the Art in the City program, which was part of Art Brussels from 2009 to 2012 and presented works of art in public spaces. Under the new title Art for the City, 14 artists selected by a jury will be exhibited in front of Hall 5 on the opening day. From these nominees, one artist will be selected to create a new work for the City of Brussels as part of a future urban development project.Art.Salon

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Halle (Saale), Galerie Erik Bausmann shows Claudia Berg

A different view of Italy: the artist Claudia Berg uses landscape and city views to examine what lies behind the obvious. The vernissage for her solo exhibition Italy again and again (Immer wieder Italien) will take place on May 23 at 7 pm at Galerie Erik Bausmann in Halle (Saale).

May 20, 2024
Vienna, Franz Grabmayr in the ALBERTINA Museum

His paintings embody dynamism: Franz Grabmayr devoted himself to depicting water, fire, the sky and the earth. On May 17, the ALBERTINA Museum in Vienna opens a major solo exhibition of the artist, who died in 2015.

May 17, 2024