News & Insights
INSIGHTS | Conversation with Qiao Zhibing (TANK Shanghai) and Charlotte Friling (WIELS associate curator)
WIELS Brussels and TANK Shanghai present Convex/Concave: Belgian Contemporary Art, an exhibition featuring 15 contemporary Belgian artists. As part of Art Brussels Insights, we spoke with collector and TANK Shanghai founder Qiao Zhibing and WIELS associate curator Charlotte Friling.
In 2019, Jason Haam, from Seoul, participated in the PRIME section of Art Brussels, which focuses on mid-career and established artists on an international level. As part of Art Brussels Insights, we spoke with Jason Haam about his participation in the fair and how he looks at Belgium from Korea.
REDISCOVERY is a section dedicated to art from the 20th century and presents living or deceased artists who are underrecognized. The section aims to highlight surprising, unknown and original practices that have not yet entered into the art historical mainstream.
Harlan Levey Projects won the Discovery prize at Art Brussels 2017 with a presentation including works by Emmanuel Van der Auwera. The gallery has presented in 2019 a SOLO of the artist. Emmanuel Van der Auwera currently has solo exhibitions at Botanique and Harlan Levey Projects, and he is included in the show “Open Skies” at WIELS.
The DISCOVERY section at Art Brussels features booths with a one artist show or an interesting dialogue between two artists that are not yet known within the European context, and whose practice constitutes a real ‘discovery’.
DISCOVERY features galleries that actively support emerging international artists presenting booths with a one man show or an interesting dialogue between two artists that are that are not yet known within the European context, and whose practice constitutes a real ‘discovery’.
From September 5-8, Brussels Gallery Weekend holds its 12th edition. This year, about 40 galleries, a dozen institutions, and several artist-run spaces will open their doors to the public. Since 1968, Art Brussels has played a pivotal role in the energy that exists today in the Belgian contemporary art scene.
Art Brussels wishes to support the younger scene, and has therefore instigated a prize since 2013, which is awarded yearly during the opening day to the gallery that has made the most original and engaging presentation in the fair in the DISCOVERY section.
The 37th edition of Art Brussels closed a bit more than a month ago, having seen significant sales to local and international collectors.
The 58th edition of the Venice Biennale opened last week and runs until 24 November. It features the central exhibition curated by Ralph Rugoff titled May You Live in Interesting Times and also includes 89 national participations in the historic pavilions at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in the historic centre of Venice.
As part of Art Brussels Insights, we spoke with gallerists about their upcoming SOLO presentations at the fair. Gallerist Harlan Levey will present a SOLO Project by Emmanuel Van der Auwera: VideoSculpture XX (The World’s 6th sense).
For Art Brussels Insights, we spoke with Tim Van Laere about the 20th anniversary of his gallery and his new space in Antwerp that opens in April.
For Art Brussels Insights, we spoke with Orsolya Hegedus, director of acb Gallery in Budapest,
about their upcoming participation in the Rediscovery section and the importance to challenge the existing canon.
As part Art Brussels Insights, a new series of features and interviews on galleries, Brussels and the fair, we spoke with Priya Shetty of Damien & The Love Guru.