Portrait of the Collector as a Work of Art: An Intimate Journey
For the first time, the fair will stage an exhibition focused on showcasing works from selected private collections, based on a concept conceived by Katerina Gregos, artistic director of the fair. This year’s inaugural exhibition (and the fair’s flagship artistic project) bears the title Portrait of the Collector as a Work of Art, and will bring together highlights from the collections of the Art Brussels’ Collectors Committee, comprised of some of the most outstanding Belgian collectors.
The latter are internationally known for their passion, dedication, knowledge, and expertise and for discovering and acquiring artists at a very early stage in their careers. Art Brussels, with the collaboration of Louis Vuitton, will thus pay tribute to a selected number of these collectors and to highlight specific works from their collections, as well as shed light on what motivates them and how they approach art collecting, thus also generating a discussion about the practice of collecting, which lies at the heart of the raison d’être of every art fair. This unique project would not be possible without the generous partnership of Louis Vuitton, and the additional support of Anglo Belge Special Risks, who are our exclusive partners in this unique endeavour.
The exhibition includes works from the collections of:
Lucy McKenzie (UK, 1977). Quodlibet XXVIII, 2013. Oil on canvas on wood, table, glass.
Hans Op de Beeck (BE, 1969). Extensions, 2009. Digital animated film, black-and-white, sound, 10’ 58”.
Rob Pruitt (US, 1964). Angry Mother, 2012. Acrylic, enamel paint and flocking on canvas.
One cabinet consisting of works by, among others: Nigel Cooke (UK, 1973), Ross Chisholm (UK, 1977), Thierry De Cordier (BE, 1954), William Daniels (UK, 1976), Simon Fujiwara (UK, 1982), Jacob Kassay (US, 1984), Wilhelm Sasnal (PL, 1972), Jan Schoonhoven (NL, 1914-1994), Matthew Weir UK, 1977).
Juan Muñoz (ES, 1953-2001). Waiting for Jerry, 1989. Black paint and title card.
CÉDRIC LIÉNART DE JEUDE:
Nick van Woert (US, 1979). The Service Alloy, 2011. Sculpture, mixed media.
Sol LeWitt (US, 1928 – 2007). Horizontal Bands, 2003. Gouache on paper.
BENEDIKT VAN DER VORST:
Haegue Yang (KR, 1971). Acoustics of Broken Karma, 2011. Sculpture, mixed media.
BRUNO VAN LIERDE:
Stanley Brouwn (SJ, 1935). Portrait Bruno van Lierde, 2010. Aluminium profile on wooden table top on props.
Sam Durant (US, 1961). Tell it Like it is!, 2002. Vinyl text on electric sign.
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