The Brussels-based creative duo, Rond Carré Studio, will be putting a material most commonly associated with safely packaging artworks, to extraordinary use in producing a unique installation for visitors’ entry to the fair. This talented team comprised of interior designer, Jade Vijt and artistic director, O’nonto Zaman, will also be with us throughout the fair at their stand where they will be exhibiting sculptures and prints inspired by their installation.
To learn more about the brilliant minds behind Rond Carré Studio and the immersive welcome that awaits visitors, click here to read our interview.
Join mixed-media artist Veerle Symoens for a unique collage workshop, supported by ELLE DECO, 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!
Veerle’s own journey to becoming an artist began during her time working in PR and journalism, when she started instinctively tearing eye-catching images 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 and we’re delighted she will be leading a workshop at our fair! So stop by Veerle’s stand to book your spot.
Thursday 23 September – 14:00, 18:00
Friday 24 September – 13:00, 17:00
Saturday 25 September – 11:00, 14:00, 17:00
Sunday 26 September – 13:00, 17:00
EMERGING TALENT EXHIBITION
Vibrant Brussels gallery La peau de l’ours, returns for the third consecutive edition, to present a ‘thematically curated’ exhibit of work by emerging talents, entitled ‘Holiday Souvenirs’. Presented by gallerist Thomas Ghaye, this year’s experience is about offering an infusion of positive energy generated by the works and combination of 5 emerging artists: Adrien Belgrand, Safia Hijos, Julie Susset, Olivia Descampe and La Gadoue.
Read the blog to find out more about each of the participating artists.
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.
A dynamic event, intended for an enthusiastic public, the Affordable Art Fair Brussels can be enjoyed alone, with friends, colleagues or family members from any and every generation…
In order to offer an optimal family visit experience, we are offering, for the first time this year, a Family Preview, on the morning of Saturday 25 September at 10am. On this occasion, the show will open its doors one hour earlier than normal for families with children and babies in their strollers.
Families can enjoy the fun of the fair in crowd-free, relaxed conditions, enabling them to take full advantage of the various stands and share the meaningful experience of collecting art together as a family.
UNDER €500 WALL
In order to encourage visitors who are new to the world of collecting contemporary art to take the step of acquiring an artwork, there will be an exhibition of artworks all priced under 500 euros. This special selection from the participating galleries, will be visible on the ‘Under €500’ wall feature at the fair.
FOOD & DRINKS
PREPARE FOR A FEAST! Our famously fabulous food market returns with 4 of our favourite Brussels restaurants! Delight your taste buds with dim sum from Dim’s, healthy, tasty dishes by Lulu & Co, the ‘best baked potatoes’ in Brussels from g.spud and mouth-watering Mexican street food from Ancho. We’ll also have fresh, delicious smoothies on offer from BON and you’ll also be able to find delectable cookies by Swookies at our coffee stand. Bon appetit!
You can take advantage of the free wrapping and packing service available at the fair. The wrapping station will be open throughout the fair and wrapping is available for all artworks purchased at the fair