press release

The 27th edition of the contemporary art fair artbrussels takes place from Friday 24 to Monday 27 April 2009. 170 galleries from more than 23 countries offer an insight of the current international contemporary art scene. Click here for the exhibitors list.

Beside a strong gallery list artbrussels offers an exciting varied program: an outdoor exhibition, artist projects in the fair, debates on the art market, signing sessions by artists and other art world subjects. In a nutshell…

"Art in the City" @ the Egmont Park With the support of the City of Brussels, artbrussels presents 'Art in the City', an outdoor sculpture project with artworks by: David Adamo - Hoet Beckaert / Michaël Aerts - Deweer / Paul Casaer - Koraalberg / Bas de Wit - Figge von Rosen / Etienne Desmet - Zwarte Panter / Herbert Hamak - Studio La Citta / Patrizia Karda - Scharmann / Per Kirkeby - Bjerggaard / Thomas Lerooy - Janssen & Obadia / Victor Man - Gladstone / Xavier Mary - Baronian-Francey / Paul Morrison - Maruani & Noirhomme / Ugo Rondinone - Rech / Filip Vervaet - Gentils

"Artist Project" @ the fair Seven women artists living & working in Belgium create a "site-specific" intervention at the fair. Some of the interventions are more ephemeral than others. Carla Arocha & Stephane Schraenen - Koraalberg / Charlotte Beaudry - Aliceday / Fia Cielen - HISK / Berlinde De Bruyckere - Continua / Sophie Nys - G. Meert & Richard Venlet - E. Platteau / Els Opsomer- E.Hécey / Kelly Schacht - Hoet-Bekaert

"Luc Tuymans" @ Wiels An astonishing Solo Exhibition by Luc Tuymans opens at Wiels on Wednesday 22 April, the evening before the artbrussels opening.

"Debates" @ the fair "Présentation du programme de coopération culturelle 'Culture 2007-2013'" (FR), Friday 24/04, 11am-12.30pm: Stéphanie Pécourt et Marion Alecian de Point Contact Culture vous invitent à découvrir plus en détail ce programme culturel européen.

"Artist and Entrepreneur as partners in a company, how far does it go?" (EN), Friday 24/04, 2pm-3.15pm: In collaboration with Arteconomy Guest speakers: Michaël Aerts (Artist), Alastair Creamer (Director-Creamer and Lloyd), Michel Delfosse (CEO-Promo Fashion), Els Opsomer (artist), Aline Pujo (Curator-Collectione Neuflize Vie, President-IACCCA), Julie Vandenbroucke (President-Arteconomy)

"Art, creativity and economy" (EN) Friday 24/04, 3.15pm-4.30pm: an initiative by BAM, institute of visual, audiovisuel and media art Keynote: Pascal Cools. director of Flanders DC, will talk about the different initiatives and opportunities offered to heighten creativity and stimulate entrepreneurship within a company. Can these kind of initiatives make a bridge toward culture and arts?

"The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project within a broader context: art between science and ethics" (EN), Friday 24/04, 5pm-6.30pm: an initiative by Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels Guest speakers: Filip Luyckx (Curator Sint-Lukasgalerie), Peter Marijnen (Genetic researcher), Dr. Mike Phillips (Tate Consultant), Koen Vanmechelen (Artist)

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artbrussels 2009
27th edition


"Art in the City" @ the Egmont Park
Künstler: David Adamo, Michael Aerts, Paul Casaer, Bas de Wit , Etienne Desmet, Herbert Hamak, Patrizia Karda, Per Kirkeby, Thomas Lerooy, Victor Man , Xavier Mary, Paul Morrison, Ugo Rondinone

"Artist Project" @ the fair
Künstler: Carla Arocha & Stephane Schraenen, Charlotte Beaudry, Fia Cielen, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Sophie Nys, Els Opsomer, Kelly Schacht

"Luc Tuymans" @ Wiels