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Affordable Art Fair Brussels is back from 8 to 12 February
Affordable Art Fair Brussels returns to Tour & Taxis for its 14th edition between 8 and 12 February. Visitors will be welcomed by 85 Belgian and international galleries, presenting the work of around 600 emerging and established artists.
The fair is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, a place where novice collectors and seasoned enthusiasts alike can enjoy contemporary art. Paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and installations are available for all tastes and budgets. All exhibited works are by living artists and each gallery clearly displays the artwork’s price.
For its 14th edition, 25 Belgian galleries are participating. Among them are Winwood Gallery and d’Haudrecy Art Gallery in Knokke, Oever Gallery (Ostend), Christine Colon Galerie (Liège), Charline Kervyn – Contemporary Art (Ghent), and Kunst in Huis and Art Unity Gallery in Brussels.
A wide range of international galleries will be joining the fair from 20 different countries, including the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Japan, South Korea and the US. Established and internationally renowned artist such as Denis Meyers (Acid Gallery), Magali Cazo (Galerie Insula), Willi Siber (galerie p13), Gemmy Woud Binnendijk (Warnars & Warnars Art Dealers), Jaime Sicilia (Al Contar del Arte), Mr Brainwash (Deodato Arte) are joined by emerging talents, including Neoza Goffin (Kunst in Huis), Edouard Schneider (Frock Gallery), Teophilus Tetteh (Winarts Arte), Cathy Tabbakh and Vanessa Van Meerhaeghe (Oever Gallery).
This year, the fair will introduce a brand new ‘Spotlight’ section, highlighting a country, technique, style or theme. For the 2023 edition, the event celebrates its historic position as one of the most internationally diverse fairs in the Belgian arts calendar. It focuses on the Spanish galleries that have for many years been proud ambassadors for their country at the Brussels art gathering.
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience and explore the work of artists based in Spain today. The Spotlight section brings together six Spanish galleries presenting works by over 30 artists: Al Contar del Arte (Aranda de Duero), Anquins Gallery (Reus), L’Arcada Galeria d’Art (Blanes), María Aguilar (Novo Sancti Petri), Juca Claret (Madrid) and OCCO Art Gallery (Madrid).
The fair also boasts several special projects. Argentinian architect and sculptor Alejandro Propato will present Fuchsia Deployment, a monumental site-specific installation suspended from the ceiling of Tour & Taxis. Two young Belgian artists, Sara Plantefève-Castryck and Wannes Cools, join forces to welcome visitors to a fun interactive printmaking workshop. Participants will be invited to cut and paste their own patterns to create a unique print design that will evolve during the fair.
Belgian creative duo ROXEHA, formed by Roxanne Wegscheider and Denis Auspert, are getting ready to unveil The Happy Trip, a 5m long doodle of funky characters and asymmetric shapes that visitors will be able to colour in. In addition, there’s late-night openings (until 22.00) on 9 and 10 February, when some of the participating galleries will host live paintings, artist interventions and book signings.
Affordable Art Fair Brussels
Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86C
Photos: Aposteriori, Philippine Henry de Frahan €2,300; Brussels Art Factory- Karha Nizharadze- Profile €2,000; Frock Gallery- Liliane Demeester- Mystic Blue €950; GLO ART- Carlo Alberto Rasteli- The night crawler €2,600. Sorry! Our prize giveaway has now closed and the winners have been notified.