For the second year in a row, we are joining forces with the national breast cancer awareness campaign Think-Pink. In 2016 the organisation was awarded with the 'Medialaan Fairtime Award', for their campaign, which was created in collaboration with communications agency Leo Burnett. Six well known Belgian photographers contributed to the campaign - Antoine Garnier, Athos Burez, Geert Joostens, Jan Locus, Jef Boes en Xavier Martin - and you have the opportunity to buy one of their photographs at the fair and support the battle against breast cancer.
Itinéraires SH will teach you all about contemporary art. How do you approach contemporary art? What are the techniques used in contemporary art? Find out about new trends and artists to watch!
Lectures will run:
Friday 17 February - 2.00 - 3.30pm
Monday 20 February - 2.00 - 3.30pm
Both lectures are free to attend and will take place at the fair entrance in front of the 'invitation' desk. If you'd like to join one of these fascinating talks, you must register beforehand by emailing [email protected]. Each talk has limited availability (15 persons max) so don't forget to register today!
Screenprinting: UNSPILL by Obed Vleugels
What is a screenprint and how are they made? Find out how and have a go yourself, playing with colour and composition, in these workshops with artist Obed Vleugels! Free for visitors to attend.
Workshops will run:
Thursday 16 February - 7.30pm
Friday 17 February - 12.30pm, 4.30pm, 8.30pm
Saturday 18 February - 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Sunday 19 February - 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Monday 20 February - 11.30am, 1.30pm
Custom board projects: CHALK
Chalk are working with Spanish brand 'LongDays Longboard' to create a unique workshop where you will have the chance to personalise the boards specially made for the fair. The Chalk artists will be on hand to help you choose colourful designs. Free for visitors to attend.
Workshops will run:
Thursday 16 February - 6.00pm
Friday 17 February - 1.00pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm
Saturday 18 February - 1.00pm, 4.00pm
Sunday 19 February - 1.00pm, 4.00pm
Monday 20 February - 1.00pm
100 COLORS by Emmanuelle Moureaux
Emmanuelle Moureaux is a French artist and architect, hailing originally from Japan. Her installation '100 COLORS' will greet visitors at the entrance of the fair, full of fresh and vibrant colours to get you ready for an arty day out! You can see and touch the installation, gaining a physical experience of colour and highlight the colours surrounding us.
BARRICADES by Paolo Ceribelli
The Italian artist Paolo Ceribelli will install his work, BARRICADES, outside of the fair. Your gaze will drawn every which way by the size and colours of his geometrical objects, drawing you into the space. It's a chance to see the world from a different perspective and prompts you to think differently too.
ARTIST ON TOUR
Italian artist Federica Cipriani, our artist laureate from our sister fair, Affordable Art Fair Milan, is bringing her her enchanting and dreamy art Brussels! Creating delicate paper butterflies, she mounts them on wooden backgrounds with nails to demonstrate the fragile balance between vulnerability and strength.
In conjunction with ADAA (Antwerp Design Art Antiques), we have chosen four young and upcoming artists to exhibit at the fair as part of our Platform Projects. We are delighted to welcome Aleksandra Majzel, Vera Gulikers, Victoria Iranzo and Karen Amanda Moser to the fair, and you'll find their artwork displayed throughout the venue.
EVI YOUNG TALENTS AWARDS 2017
Discover the artists of tomorrow supported by Evi!
The Affordable Art Fair Brussels and Evi (the online subsidiary of the private bank Van Lanschot) are pleased to announce the final six artists of their annual Young Talent Competition exhibiting at the fair. The aim of the competition is to help our public discover exciting young artists and Evi wil choose one of these Young Talents as their Evi Young Talent 2017. The winner will receive a €1000 euro prize and the opportunity to exhibit their work at Evi agencies. You can see their works on the Young Talent stand at the fair and find out more about our finalists here »
SKODA KIDS SPACE
In collaboration with SKODA, we have created a Kids Space where your kids can unleash their creativity to its fullest, drawing and painting on a real car and the walls of the space. The theme of SKODA Kids Space matches the Smurfs animation series and your kids can even meet the Smurfs! So while yours kids are fully occupied in all the fun on offer, you have time to check out the brand new SKODA SUV in an avant-première, recently lanched by KODIAQ.
The Kids Space is open Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February, 11am - 7pm.
FOOD & DRINK
World Class Drinks
World Class Spirits are a class of their own. These are the brands which set the standard for luxury. The World Class bartenders search and select these spirits on quality, skills and taste.
Chef Chez Soi
Enjoy hot meals, refreshments and delicious snacks at the fair where everything is freshly prepared by Chef Chez Soi, who only use the freshest local and seasonal products in their cooking.