Harper's Bazaar Arabia

Image courtesy of Tina Kim Gallery 

By Katrina Kufer

Taking place again this year at its new location in the Tour & Taxis landmark building, Art Brussels will continue its curatorial remit of exhibiting established artistic talent alongside “surprising artistic practices which one does not see at other art fairs.” Split into four sections (Discovery for emerging artists, Prime for established modern and contemporary works, Rediscovery for under-recognised or forgotten art between 1917-87, and Solo, offering in depth singular artist presentations), the fair prides itself on a comprehensive art offering that provides a developed and balanced equilibrium between upcoming and recognised talent. “Artists are and always have been at the centre of our programming,” said Art Brussels managing director Anne Vierstraete in a statement.

As 2017 marks the landmark 35th edition, Art Brussels has announced several special exhibitions visible throughout the fair, such as a collaboration with renowned exhibition maker Jens Hoffman and curator Piper Marshall for a special art project entitled Mementos: Artists’ Souvenirs, Artefacts and other Curiosities. This will see personal objects from the private collections of artists who are represented at the fair such as Jenny Holzer, Joseph Kosuth and Herman Nitsch...