Nathalie Du Pasquier, Un Plan, 2018. 150 x 150 cm. Courtesy by the artist and Galerie Greta Meert.

37th edition: participants and programme

Art Brussels, Brussels

April 25–28, 2019
April 2, 2019


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The 37th edition of Art Brussels presents 157 participants, among which are 148 selected galleries representing 32 countries. With works from recently emerging to internationally established artists, Art Brussels remains resolutely contemporary. Among the 800 artists represented, over 90% are alive of which nearly a third are under 40 years old.

This year’s PRIME section (100 galleries) welcomes back returning blue-chip galleries including BlainǀSouthern (London, Berlin, New York) whose booth will include works by Sean Scully, Bill Viola, Yinka Shonibare, Mat Collishaw and François Morellet; Krinzinger (Vienna), who will bring new work by Hans Op de Beeck; Tim Van Laere Gallery (Antwerp), presenting artists including Armen Eloyan and Franz West; Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York) whose two-part booth will feature works by Jan-Ole Schiemann on one side and a group show including Valentine De Wain on the other; Galerie Lelong & Co (Paris), presenting artists including David Hockney, Edel Atnan and Kiki Smith; Xavier Hufkens (Brussels) who will present works by American abstract painter Lesley Vance; New Art Centre (Salisbury), showing works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, as well as dépendance (Brussels) who will present among others Haegue Yang and Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys, and Zeno X (Antwerp) showing Mark Manders and Mircea Suciu. More on Prime

Art Brussels launches a new section, INVITED, which focuses on nine galleries, many of which are challenging the traditional gallery model and dedicated to emerging artists. This section includes Ballon Rouge Collective, a nomadic gallery, which has had exhibitions in Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Paris, New York and currently in Brussels, whose booth will present works by Merve Iseri and Philip Janssens; Weiss Falk (Basel), who will bring a show dedicated to works by Laura Langer and Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles, Paris) whose group show will include Mathis Altmann, Diamond Stingily and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy. More on Invited

The SOLO section continues to provide 23 stand-alone showcases for both established and emerging artists. This year’s jury for the SOLO Prize includes Iwona BlazwickChris DerconVanessa Joan MüllerRaf Simons and Monika Szewczyk. Projects include immersive video-sculpture installations by Emmanuel Van der Auwera with Harlan Levey Projects (Brussels); a site specific installation combining the mechanical and the natural by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané presented by Mendes Wood DM (Sao Paulo, Brussels, New York);  Kayode Ojo looks at luxury lifestyle versus reality with Martos Gallery (New York); Vietnamese artist Bùi Công Khánh’s monumental porcelain works with 10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong); Marcel Berlanger investigating the relationship between photography and painting with Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), Jaclyn Conley creating an oval office with paintings related to the American presidency with Maruani Mercier (Brussels, Knokke) and American artist Jonathan Chapline creating “post analogue paintings” with The Hole (New York). More on Solo

Art Brussels’ DISCOVERY section presents 38 galleries at the forefront of emerging international artists. The jury panel for this year’s Discovery prize welcomes Tessa Giblin, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hélène Vandenberghe. This year’s Discovery section includes Tyburn Gallery (London), presenting new works by Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami; Richard Heller (Santa Monica) presenting Christian Rex van Minnen’s graphic figurative paintings; Parisa Kind (Frankfurt) showing never-before-seen works by Hannes Michanek; Pact (Paris) presenting paintings related to the digital world by Emily Ludwig Shaffer and The Ryder Projects (London) presents sculptures made from chairs found on the streets of Barcelona by Jaime Pitarch. More on Discovery

This year’s REDISCOVERY section (11 galleries) will include highlights such as acb Gallery (Budapest) and their presentation of works from the seventies by Imre Bak, a key figure of the Hungarian neo-avantgarde and one of the most important Eastern European representatives of geometric abstraction; Eric Dupont (Paris) with works by the Argentinean Carlos Kusnir, based in Marseille, who questions the boundaries of painting, Axel Vervoordt (Wijnegem, Hong Kong) with works by Tsuyoshi Maekawa and Georg Karl Pfahler, a leader of the geometric abstract style alongside Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly and Kenneth Noland at the booth of  QG Gallery (Brussels). More on Rediscovery