15 April 2008

artbrussels 2008

artbrussels 2008
Friday 18 - Monday 21 April 2008

Daily from 11am to 7pm
Preview and Vernissage on
Thursday 17 April (by invitation only)
Finissage on Monday 21 April, from 11am to 10pm

Venue: Brussels Expo – Hall 1 & 3
Place de Belgique 1 – 1020 Brussels


Internationally renowned for its innovative profile, artbrussels brings together participants of 24 different nationalities. This year the Belgian galleries represent 24 percent, in other words 42 galleries. There are also 29 galleries from France, 21 from Germany, 12 from the United Kingdom and 11 from the US. For the US and the United Kingdom this is a sharp increase in comparison to the previous editions of the fair.

Artbrussels is divided into three specific zones. The ‘Art Galleries’ zone consists entirely of established galleries (122), ‘Young Talent’ is aimed at young galleries (42), and ‘First Call’ groups young galleries taking part in the fair for the very first time (14). The number of participating galleries and artists is consciously limited to guarantee the quality of what is on offer and to show a coherent presentation.

List of Galleries

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Roma | AD Gallery Athens | Adamski Aachen | ADN Galeria Barcelona | Alice Brussels | Amaro Lisboa | Apartment Athens | Arquebuse Geneva | Art Agents Hamburg | Bischoff/Weiss London | Cortes Lisboa | Cortex Athletico Bordeaux | De Bruijne Amsterdam | De March Milano | Dependance Brussels | Desimpel Brussels | F A Projects London | Figge Von Rosen Cologne | Lynch New York | Gazon Rouge Athens | Grimm München | Groeflin Maag Zürich | Hauff Stuttgart | Hustinx Liège | Klemm's Berlin | Levy Brussels | Low Mertens Berlin | Metis_NL Amsterdam | Milliken Stockholm | Mitterrand + Sanz Zürich | Mogadishni Valby | Motive Amsterdam | Low Gstaad |Parker's Box Brooklyn | Rokeby London | Salon 94 New York | Scharmann Cologne | Skuc Ljubljana | Sutton Lane London | The Agency London | Vilma Gold London | Wentrup Berlin | Zwart Huis Knokke Gstaad |

Saturday, April 19, 5pm
Ephemeral Fringes
Moderated by Filip Luyckx (artistic director Sint-Lukas Galerie). Panel members : Adam Budak (Curator Kunsthaus, Graz and Manifesta 7), Charlotte Laubard (director CAPC Contemporary art museum Bordeaux), Paco Barragan (curator and art critic) and Rainer Ganahl (artist and participant of “Ephemeral Fringes”).

Saturday, April 19, 3pm
Brussels Biennal
Moderated by Barbara Vanderlinden (director Brussels Biennial) . Panel members: Bart De Baere (director MuKHA, Antwerp), Charles Asche (director Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Maria Hlavajova (director BAK, Utrecht), Paul Willemsen (director Argos, Brussels).

Saturday, April 19, 11:30 - 13:30
Holy Fire: Exhibiting and Collecting New Media Art
Moderated by Patrick Lichty (USA). Panel members: Alexei Shulgin (RU), Olia Lialina (RU/DE), Steve Sacks (bitforms, New York), Wolf Lieser (DAM, Berlin), Stéphane Manguet (Numeriscausa, Paris), Philippe Van Cauteren (SMAK, BE), Domenico Quaranta (Milano) and Yves Bernard (Brussels).

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