Art Brussels 2017: From Discovery to Rediscovery Applications now open

Art Brussels, Brussels

September 22, 2016

April 21–23, 2017

Preview & vernissage: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Application deadline: October 25, 2016

Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86C
BE-1000 Brussels

Applications for Art Brussels 2017 are open, through Tuesday, October 25, 2016. With its 35th edition ahead, next year’s fair promises to be a festive, not-to-be-missed rendez-vous.

Spectacular location & optimized floor plan
For the second time, Art Brussels 2017 will take place in the beautiful Tour & Taxis landmark building, located in the centre of Brussels. This 1904-industrial building offers indirect natural daylight, enhancing the presentation of artworks. The floor plan will be optimized with improvements for visitor circulation, stand location, catering areas, etc…

From Discovery to Rediscovery
Quality above quantity! In 2016, we reduced the size of the fair from 190 to 140 galleries. According to surveys, this improvement turned out to be a major success for both galleries and collectors. In line with the fair’s profile, From Discovery to Rediscovery, galleries are encouraged to play with the element of surprise by presenting either new work, or underestimated historical work, in the following sections: 
DISCOVERY, young, emerging and lesser-known artists showing recent works (2014–17)
PRIME, established artists from modern to contemporary. Possibility to extend the stand with a SOLO presentation
REDISCOVERY, art from 1917 to 1987, living or deceased artists who are under-recognised, underestimated or forgotten; possibility to extend with a presentation in SOLO

Selection committees

International Selection Committee
The International Selection Committee members select the participating galleries in PRIME & REDISCOVERY and the SOLO presentations. Art Brussels is pleased to welcome Tania Doropoulos (Timothy Taylor, London) as a new member. 
Augusto Arbizo: Eleven Rivington (New York) / Albert Baronian: Galerie Albert Baronian (Brussels) / Michael Callies: dépendance (Brussels) / Claudia Cargnel: Bugada & Cargnel (Paris) / Simon Devolder: Xavier Hufkens (Brussels) / Tania Doropoulos: Timothy Taylor (London) / Rodolphe Janssen: Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels) / Thomas Krinzinger: Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna) / Andrew Renton: Marlborough Contemporary (London)

The DISCOVERY Committee, for the selection of the DISCOVERY section, consists of a group of international curators and gallerists. Art Brussels is pleased to welcome Eva Birckenstock, Director, Kunstverein für die Reinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf.
Eva Birkenstock: Director, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Düsseldorf) / Michael Callies: dépendance (Brussels) / Aaron Cezar: Director Delfina Foundation (London) / Zoë Gray: Senior Curator, Wiels (Brussels) / Nikolaus Oberhuber: KOW Gallery (Berlin)

Apply now!

For more information, please contact Nele Verhaeren, Head of Gallery Relations: nele.verhaeren [​at​] / T +32 2 740 10 21