From Discovery to Rediscovery at Art Brussels 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016
From Discovery to Rediscovery at Art Brussels 2016

Art Brussels is pleased to announce the Artistic Programme for its 34th edition, which takes place from Friday 22 till Sunday 24 of April in a new location, Tour & Taxis, a spectacular example of industrial architecture built in 1904. The fair brings together 141 galleries from 28 countries, represented in three main sectors: PRIME, DISCOVERY and REDISCOVERY.

From Discovery to Rediscovery at Art Brussels 2016

Art Brussels is pleased to announce the Artistic Programme for its 34th edition, which takes place from Friday 22 till Sunday 24 of April in a new location, Tour & Taxis, a spectacular example of industrial architecture built in 1904. The fair brings together 141 galleries from 28 countries, represented in three main sectors: PRIME, DISCOVERY and REDISCOVERY. There will also be 24 galleries participating in SOLO, with the support of Van den Weghe, a section dedicated to presenting the work of individual artists.

The new REDISCOVERY section plays a significant role in the development of the fair’s existing ‘discovery profile’. Fourteen galleries will present works by important artists, living and deceased, from the historic avant-garde, who have been underestimated, overlooked, or unduly forgotten. The selection will focus on art made between 1917 and 1987, linking the beginnings of conceptual art with the advent of neo-conceptual practices and highlighting the importance of art historical memory. REDISCOVERY aims to counteract the ‘presentism’ inherent in contemporary art fairs, by profiling surprising, unknown and original artists that have not yet broken into the art historical mainstream. Highlights in this section include work by: Roy DeCarava  (1919– 2009, US), Eduardo Terrazas  (b. 1936, MX), Bob Law  (1934– 2004, UK) and the experimental photography of Barbara and Michael Leisgen  (b. 1940, DE & b. 1944, AT). 

Foreword by Anne Vierstraete, Managing Director and Katerina Gregos, Artistic Director, Art Brussels: “We were deeply saddened by the events of Tuesday 22 March and naturally our thoughts are with those who were involved and who lost loved ones. We thank all those who have offered much appreciated words of support for Brussels and the wider community, and for the fair. In the face of shock, sadness and disruption, the cultural life of a city does, and must, continue. It remains the case that Brussels is an exceptionally vibrant city. 

Anne Vierstraete & Katerina Gregos, photo David Plas

Have a sneak preview of the works presented at the fair and selected by Artdependence Magazine:

Henry Moore, Three Seated Figures, 1974. 195 x 308 cm, tapestry in wool. Copyright: New Art Centre

Koen van den Broek, Dialogue with Blue Border, 2014. 87.5 x 90 cm, oil on canvas. Copyright: Marlborough Contemporary

Pol Bury, 52 boules blanches sur fond noir, 2003. 172 x 118 x 8 cm,  painted wood and electric engine, signed, dated and titled on the reverse. Copyright: courtesy Galerie Laurentin

Pavel Pepperstein, From the series "A History of Futuristic Hallucinations",  2016. 23 x 30,5 cm, ink and watercolor on paper. Copyright: Pavel Pepperstein & Galerie Iragui

Martín Cordiano.  Common Places, 2015. Dimensions variable, mixed media. Copyright: Document Art Gallery

Heinz Mack, Dynamische Struktur Schwarz-Weiß, 1957-1958. 53 × 80 cm, synthetic resin on nettle. Copyright: Studio of the artist

Daniel Buren, Photo-souvenir: 'Una cosa tira l'altra', 2015. Ambient size, work in situ. Copyright: Galleria Continua / San Gimignano, February 2015, © DB-ADAGP Paris

Jonathan Monaghan, Escape Pod, 2015. 20 min, loop,  Animated HD 1080p film. Copyright: Courtsey bitforms gallery, New York

LAb[au],  origamiHexa Ceiling, 2016. Mixed technique. Copyright: LAb[au]

Peggy Franck, Of naked ground III (p), 2015. 228 x 160 cm, C-print. Copyright: the artist

Gareth Nyandoro,  Kuguruguda Stambo (Hypnotic Lollipop Eaters), 2015. 260 x 410 x 110 cm, mixed media on paper, mounted on canvas. Copyright: © Gert Jan van Rooij, 2015

Kurt Ralske, Faceness 03 Egypt-Paris, 2015. 00:09:48, single-channel video, no sound. Copyright: Courtesy the artist and Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Ricardo Alcaide, Untitled, 2014. 30 x 39 cm,  automotive paint on MDF board. Copyright: Ricardo Alcaide

 Hernan Bas, Strange company, 2013. 152 x 121 cm, acrylic on linen.Copyright: Galerie Peter Kilchmann 

Véra Molnar, Icone aux 12 trapèzes, 1975. 40 x 40 cm, gouache and collage on paper. Copyright: Courtesy Galerie Oniris - Rennes

Caroline Heider,  Shutter II (d'Ora-Benda series, Princess Gina von Lichtenstein), 2013. 100 x 70 cm, pigment print on cotton paper, folded. Copyright: Caroline Heider, courtesy unttld contemporary

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Cooling Tower, Power Station, Scheibler Textile Factory, Lodz, Poland, 2012, 2012. 150 x 190 cm, ultrachrome print. Copyright: © Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre courtesy Polka Galerie

Dionisis Kavallieratos, Philosophers forming a Human Pyramid, 2016. 120 x 160 x 40 cm, glazed ceramic. Copyright: Bernier-Eliades

For the first time, Art Brussels is also adding a sculpture route to the fair, which is entitled OUT OF THE BOOTH. As visitors navigate the fair, they will discover 12 sculptures dispersed throughout the building, outside the gallery booths.

The full gallery list can be found here.

Dates & Hours

Art Brussels 2016 is at Tour & Taxis from Friday 22 April until Sunday 24 April 2016, 11am – 7pm Preview: Thursday 21 April 2016, 11am – 5pm Vernissage: Thursday 21 April 2016, 5pm – 10pm

More information is here.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

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