In addition to the gallery presentations, Art Brussels presents a rich and diverse programme of special projects at the fair. In 2019, these included:
Art Brussels organises an outdoor sculpture project on the Tour & Taxis esplanade. Large scale works of art by renowned artists and emerging talents represented by participating galleries welcome the visitors outside of the fair entrance.
SCREEN IT is a video project focusing on the impact of our current screen culture on the arts, curated by Pieter Jan Valgaeren, consultent for the exhibition design by Richard Venlet.
ArtBeats, Belfius Lounge
In 2019, the ArtBeats project showcased a selection of 30 major works from the Belfius Art Collection, chosen by as many Belgian personalities.
Irmgard Speck, Stibbe Lounge
In anticipation of their commission at the Belgian Pavilion in Venice, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys presented a series of small sculptural heads made of plaster, fake hair and paint in the lounge of fair partner Stibbe.
What Comes Out Is What’s Inside, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Lucie Lanzini’s What Comes Out Is What’s Inside, is a project curated by Nicolas de Ribou, presented at the stand of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Shared Roots, by Vik Muniz
Shared Roots is a creation of six photographic works by Vik Muniz, presented in the Ruinart lounge. The project was inspired by winegrowers and vineyards, who together, face challenging natural conditions each season.