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Visitors at Affordable Art Fair Brussels fair 2018

 

CREATIVE INSTALLATIONS

ROND CARRÉ STUDIO

Rond Carré StudioNew Brussels-based creative duo, Rond Carré Studio, has been invited to create an installation at the entrance to the fair.

Interior designer, Jade Vijt and Artistic Director, O'nonto Zaman, will create an immersive installation made entirely from bubble wrap, a material which is regularly used to safely package artworks during shipping. The packaging material will be transformed from it's normal role into the central artistic component for the installation and related artworks, we can't wait to see the piece in situ at the fair!

To learn more about Rond Carré Studio, click here to read our interview with the creative duo.

TOKA

TokaNewly established creative collective, TOKA, will be creating an impressive installation, especially designed to welcome you as you enter the fair. The Brussels-based collective, who keep their identities hidden, have a passion for art and antiques and are inspired by their Judeo-Christian backgrounds.

Within their practice they create contemporary works which explore the aesthetics of religious objects. Their philosophical artistic expression is designed to explore their personal beliefs in a society where atheism is becoming the norm.

To learn more about TOKA, click here to read our interview with the collective.

ALEJANDRO PROPATO

Argentine architect and sculptor Alejandro Propato specialises in creating large scale installations in public space, that are inspired by and interact with nature. His monumental installations have been exhibited in Australia, Denmark, Holland, Ireland, Belgium and Argentine Patagonia to name a few.

For Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Alejandro will be creating a work titled 'Fuchsia Deploy', a site specific installation which will be suspended from the structure of the Tour & Taxis ceiling. The negative space created by the Tour & Taxis roof and its impressive reticulated steel structure which dates back to the beginning of the last century, inspired the concept of this piece which will be created using 4'500 meters of rope from an epicentre above the aisles of the fair.

In addition to enjoying 'Fuchsia Deploy' during your visit, you'll also be able to acquire a smaller format work which the artist is creating exclusively for the fair.

Alejandro Propato

 

WORKSHOPS

WE ARE OUT OF OFFICE

We are out of officeWe are out of office was created by artists Winneke de Groot and Felix van Dam, who create striking, colourful and playful works, with their backgrounds in graphic design being clearly reflected in their illustrative and abstract style. Using a myriad of mediums and techniques including sculptural works, ceramics, various printing techniques, paintings and other media, they create a world of their own. Winneke and Felix have a passion for design, which is echoed in their still lives, patterns and objects.

Join in the We are out of office workshop and have fun while learning all about the Risograph printing process. Through cutting, pasting and painting you'll create an artwork which can be printed on the spot, so that you can not only take your own artwork home, but also collect a piece by one of your fellow artists!

Schedule:
Thursday 19 March - 7pm
Friday 20 March - 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Saturday 21 March - 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sunday 22 March - 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

VEERLE SYMOENS

Veerle SymoensVeerle Symoens creates unique collages and paintings which we simply love. Her artistic works began from her career in PR and journalism, when she started instinctively tearing images that caught her eye, from the huge number of magazines that crossed her hands. She then set to work with scissors, glue, paints and markers to create very personal compositions from the images. Her colourful, abstract and intuitive works are exhibited and sold worldwide, from Antwerp to Paris, London, Spain, New York, San Francisco - so we're delighted she will be leading a workshop at the fair.

Join Veerle at Affordable Art Fair Brussels for a unique collage workshop filled with short and playful tasks that will help you tune into your natural instinct for colour, shape and composition. Playfulness is at the heart of Veerle's creative process and failure does not exist. You'll return home filled with inspiration and with your own intuitive art work to proudly display!

Schedule:
Thursday 19 March - 7pm
Friday 20 March - 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Saturday 21 March - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Sunday 22 March - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

 

GUIDED TOURS

Our guided tours will help you learn more about the art at the fair, discover the latest trends, understand the artists inspiration and deepen your contemporary art knowledge. On a daily basis, art specialist, Alexia Pashalakis, will have the pleasure of guiding you through the fair.

Tours are run several times each day, meeting at the entrance of the fair.

Schedule:
Thursday 19 March - 6.30pm
Friday 20 March - 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Saturday 21 March – 3pm, 5pm
Sunday 22 March – 11.30am, 3pm, 5pm

 

ART FOR CHARITY

THINK PINK

For the past few years, Affordable Art Fair Brussels has had the privilege to highlight a cause which is close to our hearts, with the support of our charity partner, Think Pink, and their campaign against breast cancer. This year, ceramist Kim Verbeke has been invited to make a series of unique artworks in the form of miniature breasts, which will be sold at the fair for the benefit of this noble cause.

To find out more about Think Pink, click here.

Kim Verbeke ceramics

 

FOOD & DRINK

Our food market returns with five great Brussels restaurants to delight your taste buds. Choose between fresh and fruity smoothies by BON, delicious poke bowls by KOMO BOWL, Syrian street food by MY TANNOUR, tasty and balanced meals by FONTEYNE THE KITCHEN and a delicious Thai food stand.

 

WRAPPING STATION

Thanks to our partner, FARIN ART TRANSPORT, you can take advantage of the free wrapping and packing service available at the fair. Available for all artworks purchased at the fair, FARIN ART TRANSPORT can also support you with home-delivery options at competitive prices! Find them at the wrapping station which will be open throughout the fair.

 

KIDS SPACE BY ART&FUN

Our creative partners, Art&Fun, have several workshops planned for children attending the fair. The Kids Space will be accessible to all children between the ages of 4 - 12 years old. More information coming soon.

Opening times:
Saturday 21 March – 11am – 7pm
Sunday 22 March – 11am – 7pm



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