38th edition: participants and programme

Art Brussels, Brussels

April 28–May 1, 2022
March 31, 2022
Art Brussels
Avenue du Port 86C
Tour & Taxis
1000 Brussels

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Art Brussels 2022, the 38th edition, will take place April 28 to May 1, 2022 in Tour & Taxis (Brussels).

Art Brussels, one of Europe’s most original and established art fairs, is delighted to announce its 38th edition. The fair makes its long awaited in-person return from Thursday April 28 to Sunday May 1 2022 with a strong and international line up and a unique mix of established artists and emerging talent. This year, Art Brussels continues to be highly curated and more appealing than ever.

Art Brussels brings together the best of the contemporary art scene showing almost 1000 artists. 157 galleries from 26 countries are presented across the fair’s five sections: PRIME (for mid-career and established artists), DISCOVERY (emerging artists), REDISCOVERY (artists where recognition is long overdue), INVITED (emerging galleries that are transcending the typical gallery format) and SOLO (solo artist presentations).

For more info about the full exhibitor list, please visit here.

Artistic projects:

Art Brussels and Dan Perjovschi in solidarity with Ukraine
The Romanian artist and peace activist Dan Perjovschi has created a series of five pins, based on five black and white drawings criticising the Russian invasion, that will be on sale at the fair, inviting visitors to show their support for Ukraine. The entire purchase price of the pins will be donated to the charity Ukraine 12-12.

L’Oeuvre et Son Double in the Stibbe Lounge
The exhibition L’Oeuvre et son Double, curated by Sam Steverlynck, unites the work of artists participating at this year’s Venice Biennale, both at the main exhibition “The Milk of Dreams”, curated by Cecilia Alemani, and several national pavilions. Referring to themes addressed in Alemani’s exhibition - including the body in metamorphosis and the relationship between the body and earth - some of the selected artists show works that come from a similar series as in Venice, while others play with the notion of double, copy or mirror image.

Art Brussels and NFT
In its steadfast engagement with the latest trends in the contemporary art market, and as the art market continues opening up to NFTs and the Metaverse, Art Brussels has partnered with the newly founded Parallel.art. Through this partnership, Parallel aims to bring the participating galleries to the blockchain space by supporting their Web3, NFT, and crypto related initiatives and to introduce the fair’s visitors to this paradigm shift. Positioned at the heart of the fair, the Parallel booth serves as an NFT “touch point” with the aim to inform, educate and support future NFT collectors and visitors who are curious about blockchain-based art practices. To explore the topic of NFTs further, Parallel will organise a series of talks in collaboration with the fair’s institutional partner iMAL, the leading New Media Art Center in Brussels.

Carte Blanche in the Ruinart Lounge with artist Jeppe Hein
Jeppe Hein has designed an evolving project to be discovered at different major contemporary art fairs and Art Brussels will be the first one. For the Carte Blanche Ruinart 2022, Jeppe Hein presents a participatory installation that appeals to the five senses and summons the four elements that are essential to the champagne production.

My, Our, Yours—Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
The exhibition My, Our, Yours presents works by Valérian Goalec under the curatorship of Maud Salembier. The duo was selected by an independent jury in the context of the annual call for applications launched by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, a partner of Art Brussels.

First laureate Art Contest 2020
The performance L'Air, by Myrthe van der Mark, first prize winner of Art Contest 2020. 

Art Brussels takes place from Thursday April 28 to Sunday May 1 2022.
Opening day: Thursday 28 April : Preview from 11am to 5pm, and Vernissage from 5pm to 10pm
Public days: Friday 29 April, Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May from 11am to 7pm
Venue: Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 86c, 1000 Brussels, Belgium 

Info & tickets here.