Art Brussels is changing its location for its 2016 edition. Scheduled from 21 to 24 April, the fair will be taking place at the Tour & Taxis, a former industrial site in the Belgian capital.
The 2016 edition will also see a drop in the number of exhibitors, now down to 141. It will also be the last year for Katarina Gregos, the event’s artistic director since 2012. Finally, a new section is being opened: Solo, gathering monographic exhibitions. Twenty-four galleries from eighteen countries are taking part in the event. The Discovery will be back, dedicated to young artists and emerging galleries, this year occupying a larger space than in previous years. Finally, Rediscovery will give 14 galleries the opportunity to present an artist deemed forgotten or underestimated.
Also of note is an artistic project headed by the Belgian photography collective OTTOMURA, that will be offering a series of photographs of the Tour & Taxis filled with coloured smoke to recall the nature of this industrial space, at the borderline of the notions of emptiness and fullness. Another artistic project will be presenting “Cabinet d’amis: the accidental collection of Jan Hoet”, a selection of works from the personal collection of the Belgian exhibition curator, featuring artists such as Christian Boltansky and Joseph Kosuth.