BRUSSELS 2019 PROGRAMME
Nina Minnebo's bright, graphic, abstract paintings will simultaneously greet you and amaze you as you enter the fair. Working in a mixture of acrylic, ink, watercolour and pencil (depending on her mood) her layered pieces evolve as she works. We’re delighted that Nina is creating a bespoke installation, designed to extend over the walls and floor of the fair entrance. Her nostalgic colours and shapes will take you back to your childhood and are designed to inspire the joyful feeling of walking into an amusement park for the first time. Thanks to the mirror effects and projections, you will become the central element of the installation. To learn more about Nina, click here to read up on our interview with the Belgian artist.
Nina will be live painting in front of the central bar - supported by American Express.
Thursday 14 March – 7 - 9pm
Friday 15 March – 2 - 3pm, 8 - 9pm
Saturday 16 March – 2 - 3pm, 5 - 6pm
Sunday 17 March – 12 - 3pm, 5 - 6pm
ART & BEYOND
Introducing ‘Art & Beyond’ – an exhibition dedicated to an emerging artist group. For the second year in a row, Affordable Art Fair Brussels supports La peau de l’ours with a unique curatorial project. La peau de l’ours has hand-selected artworks created by Agathe Brahami-Ferron, Alice Nikolaeva, Benjamin Ottoz and Julie Susset – promising artists already acclaimed in Belgium and abroad. Set in a brand new space within the fair, 'Art & Beyond' invites you to explore and experience the eclectic nature of contemporary art through the diverse materials and techniques employed by these four emerging artists.
The Art & Beyond exhibition will be open for the duration of the fair, find it near to the entrance. Additionally, click here for more information on the selection process and participating artists.
Between painting, drawing, typography, calligraphy and photography, Florence Geens’ illustrations are sometimes dark, sometimes colorful depending of her state of mind. Her happy mix of digital art and painting is a metaphor for the world we live in, where the lines between virtual and reality are increasingly blurred. Blending her creative materials, ranging from markers, pencils to acrylic paint, creating has always been an essential outlet for Florence, allowing the viewer a glimpse into her world filled with structured, colored or angry brush strokes. Florence’s final pieces present an aesthetic rhythm and harmony through her use of colour and the abstract forms, the interpretations of which are personal, and different for everybody.
Join us at the center of the fair to take a trip through Florence’s work, in search of California and deep blue nights.
Thursday 14 March – 3pm, 5pm
Friday 15 March – 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Saturday 16 March – 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sunday 17 March – 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Having graduated from renowned Brussels visual arts school, La Cambre, Dae Mee Van Der Haegen’s work expresses her passion for the magnificence of flowers. Within her practice her ultimate aim is to freeze their beauty to be appreciated, which she achieves through a unique self-developed process. By using a special and unique mixture of plaster to suspend the natural movement of flowers, Dae Mee holds them in time.
The good news is you can get involved in decorating the beautiful casts at the fair – join Dae Mee to paint the natural artworks, located at the center of the fair.
Thursday 14 March – 4pm, 6pm
Friday 15 March – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Saturday 16 March – 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Sunday 17 March – 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Our guided tours will help you learn 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 Caroline Roure, will have the pleasure of guiding you through the fair. To get a flavor of Caroline’s work, why not check out her daily arty-thoughts on her Instagram account.
Tours are run several times each day, meeting at the entrance of the fair.
Thursday 14 March – 4pm, 6.30pm
Friday 15 March – 3pm, 6pm, 7.30pm
Saturday 16 March – 12pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sunday 17 March – 11.30am, 3pm, 5pm
What drives artists to create?
Friday 15 March, 3 - 3.30pm
Helen Beck, University of the Arts London graduate (BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design), talks about what drives artists to create beyond art school. This talk looks at artists from both Belgium and the UK. This French talk is provided by Central Saint Martins short courses.
What’s new in the Brussels art scene?
Friday 15 March, 3.30 - 4pm
Join University of the Arts London graduate Blanche Verspreeùwen (BA Graphic and Media Design) for a lively discussion about the new arrivals to the art scene in Brussels and what trends they are bringing to the younger generation. This Flemish talk is provided by Central Saint Martins short courses.
Brussels Art Scene
Friday 15 March, 4.30 - 5pm
A behind the scenes look at the Brussels art scene, including commercial galleries, museums and cultural centres, street art and public works will be led by Helen Beck, a University of the Arts London, BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design graduate. This French talk is provided by Central Saint Martins short courses.
Organisations promoting place and art
Friday 15 March, 5 - 5.30pm
University of the Arts London graduate, Blanche Verspreeùwen (BA Graphic and Media Design) will talk about both the Weils and the Kanal Centre Pompidou and how their events are promoting ‘place’ and art in Brussels. This Flemish talk is provided by Central Saint Martins short courses.
All talks are arranged by:
Affordable Art Fair Brussels is proud to continue supporting THINK PINK a breast cancer charitable organisation and a cause that we hold close to our heart.
This year, the charity will present a new exhibition entitled ‘BOLD’ – featuring fine art photography that highlights strong and audacious women. Full of emotion and beauty, the photographs have been created exclusively by the Dutch artist Carolien Sikkenk.
Find the THINK PINK stand and BOLD exhibition between booths E7 and C10, open throughout the fair.
Our delicious food and drink market returns to the fair this year, to satisfy all the art-loving foodies who with a tasty feast during their visit. Five young and dynamic Brussels’ restaurants will reawaken your taste buds with dishes ranging from fabulous spring rolls from Knees to Chin, tasty salads & bagels from Café Léopold, fresh and fruity smoothies from Bon, delightful poke bowls from Komo Bowl and delicious Lebanese dishes made with love by Beli.
Having carefully selected our food and beverage partners, the marketplace offers a large choice of sustainable, organic, fair trade and local produce.
Thanks to our partner, FARIN ART TRANSPORT, there is a free wrapping and packing service available for any artworks purchased at the fair. FARIN ART TRANSPORT can also suggest delivery options at competitive prices! Find them at the wrapping stand in the middle of the fair, open throughout the fair.
Let your little ones immerse themselves in Jeep®'s four essential values; liberty, passion, authenticity and adventure, in the Jeep® Kids Space, where activities and surprises await! Why not take on the colourful tyre parkour challenge and become a real Jeep® adventurer!
Additionally, the creative team at Art & Fun will help your mini-Picasso express their creativity with art and craft activities around the theme of COLOUR.
Saturday 17 March – 11am – 7pm
Sunday 18 March – 11am – 7pm
Located next to booth I0 at the fair.