Hello! This weekend there were no more than 5 art fairs in Brussels! We had Art Brussels, Off Course Brussels, Independent Brussels, Poppostion Off Fair and YIA. All in the same weekend, unbelievable! I managed to visit 3 of them and I want to show you my favorite works of art spotted on these fairs. Hope you like it!
Art Brussels is the best known art fair in Brussels. It’s a very large one and attracts an international public. Since it’s an art fair, the goal of the participating galleries is to sell art, but it’s also a great place to discover new artists. These are a few of my favorite works:
Lemon Light/Capri Battery, 1985, made by Joseph Beuys (from the private collection of Jan Hoet).
Does anyone know the name of this artist?
A cat made by Matthew Darbyshire.
Pink Electric Chair, 2006 made by Ivàn Navarro. I first discovered this artist on last year’s edition of Art Brussels and since then I saw some of his work around Brussels. The Vanhaerents Art Collection also has one!
At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 made by Gordon Parks.
Off Course Art Fair
The Off Course Art Fair is a lot smaller and is more alternative. They present works of art from young emerging artists who recently graduated.
Oil on fire, 2011, made by Julien Brunet.
Selfie, 2014, made by Lynn Antoine.
Untitled, 2015, made by Jérémie Amigo.
Independent is an international art fair founded in New York in 2010. It’s the first European edition of the fair and what better place to host it than Brussels? As a newcomer, Independent is considered to be big competition for Art Brussels.
To be titled, 2016, made by Melike Kara.
Speech Bubbles, transparent yellow, 2016, made by Philippe Parreno.
Ideally some fresh air would be felt here, 2015, made by Laure Prouvost.
Post Modern Tragedy, Kettle, 1987, made by Mac Adams.
Le silence, 2014, made by Amadou Sanogo.
The House of Jan, 2015, made by Walter Swennen.
Nicecream, 2016, made by Gert Robijns.
I think this one is made by Ned Vena, but I’m not sure.
The same work, seen from another angle.
I never saw so much art in one weekend, at least not in Belgium! I’m quite exhausted, but very satisfied. So to answer my question in the title: there can never be too many art fairs in Brussels 🙂 !