Art Brussels 2019: gallery list announced for 37th edition

Art Brussels, Brussels

April 25–28, 2019
January 25, 2019
Preview & vernissage: April 25

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Art Brussels, one of the most established art fairs in Europe, is pleased to announce the stellar line-up of participants for its 37th edition which maintains an international profile bringing together 148 selected galleries from 32 countries across three sections; 99 in Prime, 38 in Discovery and 13 in Rediscovery and one sub-section with 23 Solo presentations. The fair counts 36 newcomers and 112 returning from previous years. On top of the selected galleries, Art Brussels launches a new Invited section comprised of 9 emerging galleries or art spaces that are transcending the typical gallery format.

The 37th edition will see the launch of the new and diverse Invited section which supports a younger generation of international galleries who have never participated in the fair, giving them a complete carte blanche for their booth. This section will include galleries that are championing the shifting art market and challenging the traditional gallery model such as; Ballon Rouge Collective, a nomadic gallery which since 2017 has travelled to Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Brussels, Sao Paulo, Paris, New York, and will launch a new hub in Brussels called B.R. Clubhaus; La Maison de Rendez-Vous, a new Brussels space initiated by four international galleries, LambdaLambdaLambda (Prishtina, Kosovo); Lulu (Mexico City); Misako & Rosen (Tokyo), and Park View/Paul Soto (Brussels, Los Angeles); Paid by the artist (Antwerp), a concept devised by Simon Delobel where the brand identity of his gallery-model adapts according to the artist’s vision. The INVITED section also presents galleries with more traditional models and internationally recognised emerging programmes such as Damien & The Love Guru (Brussels); Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles, Paris), High Art (Paris), and Weiss Falk (Basel) among others.

Highlights from the PRIME section include the recent merged gallery Baronian Xippas (Brussels), Gallery Baton (Seoul), Bernier/Eliades Gallery (Athens, Brussels), Blain|Southern (Berlin, London), Thomas Brambilla (Bergamo), dépendance (Brussels), Christophe Gaillard (Paris), Gladstone Gallery (Brussels, New York), Jahn und Jahn (Munich), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Lelong & Co (Paris, New York), Ron Mandos (Amsterdam), Meessen De Clercq (Brussels), Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles), Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles), New Art Centre (Salisbury), Nathalie Obadia (Brussels, Paris), OV Project (Brussels), Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City), Almine Rech (Brussels, London, New York, Paris), Repetto Gallery (London), Ronchini Gallery (London), SAGE (Paris), Semiose (Paris), SMAC Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch), Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon), Sorry We're Closed (Brussels), Pietro Sparta (Chagny), Marc Straus (New York), Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerp), Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai), Tim Van Laere Gallery (Antwerp), Nadja Vilenne (Liège), Upstream Gallery (Amsterdam), Wetterling (Stockholm), and Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp).

The fair is dedicated to a dynamic representation of Solo booths, allowing for an in-depth view on one artist. Highlights include: Brussels based painter Marcel Berlanger with rodolphe janssen (Brussels); Berlin based Jenny Brosinski’s minimalist abstract paintings will be shown with Choi & Lager (Cologne) together with Division Gallery (Montréal, Toronto); large scale abstract paintings by Ethan Cook shown by Patrick De Brock (Knokke-Heist); Los Angeles painter Alex Gardner represented by The Hole (New York); the Bulgarian female surrealist contemporary painter and sculptor Oda Jaune represented by Daniel Templon (Brussels, Paris); Kayode Ojo’s sculptural installations that juxtapose luxury and reality presented by Martos Gallery (New York); Brazil-based Daniel Steegmann Mangrané known for his surprising installations, presented by Mendes Wood DM (Brussels, New York, São Paulo); Los Angeles-based female abstract painter Lesley Vance brought by Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), and Emmanuel Van der Auwera’s video sculpture installations shown by Harlan Levey Projects (Brussels). 

The Rediscovery section will display works from the 20th century, among which several galleries will present abstract geometric paintings, such as: acb Gallery (Budapest) presenting Imre Bak; QG Gallery (Brussels) with Georg Karl Pfahler who represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1970; 418 Gallery (Cetate – RO) with Diet Sayler; and Callewaert-Vanlangendonck Gallery (Antwerp) showing works by Guy Vandenbranden, an important Belgian constructivist artist from the post-war art scene. Galerie Charlot (Paris, Tel Aviv) will show works by Manfred Mohr, one of the major pioneers of the digital art since its early inception; Axel Vervoordt (Wijnegem, Hong Kong) will bring works by Tsuyoshi Maekawa, a pioneer of the Gutai group; and Vigo (London) will present works by Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi.

For new discoveries, the Discovery section will comprise emerging galleries with recently created works (2016–19) from up and coming artists. Highlights include Freight + Volume (New York), Ani Molnár Gallery (Budapest), Parisa Kind (Frankfurt), mariondecannière (Antwerp), Nome (Berlin), PACT (Paris), SARIEV Contemporary (Sofia), Barbara Seiler (Zurich), Stems Gallery (Brussels, Luxembourg), The Ryder Projects (London), and Tyburn Gallery (London).

Full list of particpants