Art Brussels announces the launch of Art Antwerp, a regional contemporary art fair aiming to support the local art market. The fair will gather approximately 60 galleries, hailing from Belgium and its surrounding countries, and will take place from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 December 2020 at Antwerp Expo.
It’s no coincidence that the city of Antwerp has been chosen. It’s a vibrant city that is home to some of Belgium’s most prominent museums, counts numerous galleries, and is a hotspot for cutting-edge fashion.
The fair is working with a Hosting Committee, drawn from the Belgian members of the Art Brussels international committee, whose role continues to be the selection of the participating galleries “upon invitation”, ensuring the high quality of exhibitors that Art Brussels is known for. The Hosting Committee members are: Michael Callies (from dépendance, Brussels), Simon De Volder (from Xavier Hufkens, Brussels), Rodolphe Janssen (from rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Knokke) and Nina Hendrickx (from Zeno X, Antwerp).
Among participating galleries:
Art : Concept - Paris | Ballon Rouge Collective - Brussels | Baronian Xippas - Brussels | Base-Alpha Gallery - Antwerp | Bernier/Eliades - Athens, Brussels | Campoli Presti - London, Paris | Clearing - Brussels, New York | Chantal Crousel - Paris | Patrick De Brock Gallery - Knokke | Kristof De Clercq - Ghent | dépendance - Brussels | Dvir - Brussels, Tel Aviv | Frank Elbaz - Dallas, Paris | Everyday Gallery - Antwerp | Gallery Fifty One - Antwerp | Fred&Ferry - Antwerp | Annie Gentils - Antwerp | Geukens & De Vil - Antwerp, Knokke | Grimm - Amsterdam, New York | Hopstreet – Brussels, Deurle | Xavier Hufkens - Brussels | rodolphe janssen – Brussels, Knokke | Keteleer Gallery - Antwerp | Simon Lee - London, New York, Hong Kong | Galerie Lelong & Co. - Paris, New York | Harlan Levey Projects - Brussels | Galerie Ron Mandos - Amsterdam | Maniera - Brussels | Galerie Greta Meert - Brussels | Meessen De Clercq - Brussels | kamel mennour - Paris, London | Nino Mier Gallery – soon in Brussels, Cologne, Los Angeles | Jan Mot - Brussels | Nagel Draxler - Berlin, Cologne, Munich | Nosbaum Reding - Luxembourg | Galerie Nathalie Obadia - Brussels, Paris | Perrotin - Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai | Plus-One Gallery - Antwerp | QG Gallery - Knokke | Almine Rech - Brussels, Paris, London, New York, Shanghai | Rossicontemporary - Brussels | Semiose - Paris | Sorry We’re Closed - Brussels | Stems Gallery – Brussels | Micheline Szwajcer - Antwerp | Templon - Brussels, Paris | Vallois - Paris | Sofie Van de Velde - Antwerp | Tim Van Laere Gallery - Antwerp | Martin van Zomeren - Amsterdam | Maurice Verbaet Gallery - Knokke | Axel Vervoordt Gallery - Antwerp, Hong Kong | Nadja Vilenne - Liege | Zeno X Gallery - Antwerp | De Zwarte Panter - Antwerp
On July 24, 2020, we received the approval of the Belgian National Security Council that fairs could be held again as of September 1, subject to strict compliance with the trade protocol, which includes fairs. The sanitary measures that will apply to Art Antwerp will however be even more severe than those currently practiced in the trade. The Art Antwerp team is of course closely monitoring the situation. The organisation of the fair will continue as long as it can be assured that the imposed security measures can be properly implemented and as long as new restrictions do not undermine the success of Art Antwerp.