PRIME will comprise 108 established galleries representing internationally known artists. Exciting newcomers to the section include Gallery Baton (Seoul), Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore), ProyectosMonclova (Mexico City) and Skopia Art Contemporain (Genève) next to important returning galleries such as Bernier/Eliades (Athens), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins and Havana), dépendance (Brussels), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), Galerie Lelong (Paris, New York), KOW (Berlin), Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna), Galleria Massimo Minini (Brescia), New Art Centre (Salisbury), Almine Rech Gallery (Paris, Brussels, London, New York) and Tina Kim (New York).
DISCOVERY will feature 30 galleries showing recently created work (2014–2017) from artists that are not yet known to a wider public, including Babak Golkar (Edel Assanti, London); Erika Hock (Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf); Masimba Hwati (SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Johannesburg); Stanislas Lahaut (Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels); Annaïk Lou Pitteloud (Barbara Seiler, Zürich); Jana Schröder (MIER Gallery, Los Angeles); Monika Stricker (Clages, Köln); and Emmanuel Van der Auwera (Harlan Levey Projects Gallery, Brussels).
REDISCOVERY will feature nine galleries. It will be dedicated to art from the period between 1917 and 1987 and present important artists from the historical avant-garde that have been under-estimated, overlooked, or unduly forgotten. Artists such as Alfred Basbous (Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London); Jean Messagier (Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg, Paris, Genève, St-Etienne); Ryuji Tanaka (Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, Hong Kong); Raoul Ubac & Reinhoud d'Haese (Laurentin Gallery, Brussels, Paris); and Léon Wuidar (Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels) will be put in the spotlight.
Art Brussels continues to place emphasis on the individual presentation of artists, with 15 galleries each presenting a single artist in the SOLO section. Exhibitors include Xavier Hufkens (Brussels) with David Altmejd; Galerie Daniel Templon (Brussels, Paris) with Omar Ba; Meessen De Clercq (Brussels) with Benoît Maire; Ron Mandos (Amsterdam) with Mohau Modisakeng; Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Brussels, Paris) with Laure Prouvost; and Sorry We're Closed (Brussels) with Josh Sperling.
The full list of exhibitors for 2017 can be found on the Art Brussels website.
The flagship artistic project for Art Brussels 2017 will be a group exhibition curated by Jens Hoffmann and Piper Marshall. This exhibition will showcase personal objects and artifacts from the private collections of about 50 artists all of which are participating in Art Brussels 2017. Installed within a display designed by Lhoas Lhoas, the objects offer an alternative to the way we think about collecting, one that is often filled with emotions, individual histories and memories. Together they reveal the sentiments and attitudes of the participating artists in a personal and highly subjective way.
For the second time, the fair takes place at the historical location Tour & Taxis, bathed with natural light and situated in Brussels' inner city area. The scenography of the fair, together with an optimised floor plan is entrusted again to Tom Postma Design.