First Look at the Brussels Art on Paper Fair

The Bozar Centre for Fine Arts plays host to the five-day contemporary drawing festival, with solo presentations from fifty galleries.

 

The Brussels Art on Paper fair focuses exclusively on drawing as a medium, celebrating it as a fine art within itself and using a fairly broad definition that challenges traditional assumptions that render it the process of the draughtsman or the sketcher. It brings together fifty galleries, all of whom present a single artist, making this five-day festival more like a collection of micro-exhibitions than the flurry of over-crowded booths you usually encounter at international art fairs.

Alongside these distilled shows, the Project Spaces initiative presents a further six emerging organisations (encompassing both galleries and not-for-profit initiatives) and their selected artists. These include Marianne Mispelaëre, represented by French space thankyouforcoming, Her mark-making often extends onto the walls and peripheral surfaces around her. Also Christian Camacho (with Mexico City’s Galerie Mascota) whose exercises in spatiality create impossibly surreal architectural.

 

Patrick Heide, Contemporary Art, Martin Assig, Tag fur, Tag fur, 2013
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