Art Brussels 2023 will feature works from established and emerging artists from around the world when collectors, curators, art enthusiasts and artists will gather in the halls 5 + 6 of Brussels Expo for this year’s event between April 20th-23rd.
The fair’s diverse, rich programme will bring together 800 artists, showcasing the best of the contemporary gallery scene and proving that Art Brussels remains as forward-looking and innovative as ever.
The participating galleries are divided into four different sections according to the artists exhibited - PRIME (for mid-career and established artists), DISCOVERY (emerging artists), REDISCOVERY (artists whose works from the 20th century deserve to be placed in the spotlight again) and SOLO (solo artist presentations).
Art Brussels 2023 will continue to show its dedication to curated displays by hosting a high number of SOLO presentations, with 29 galleries highlighting the work of individual artists. The best SOLO presentation will be awarded the SOLO Prize, supported by Hiscox, with the winning artist receiving €10,000.
The DISCOVERY section will promote the best young and emerging talent in the contemporary art world showcasing hot topics such as gender, identity and climate change. There will be a remarkable number of sculptural works to see as well. The best DISCOVERY presentation will be awarded with the DISCOVERY Prize, supported by Moleskine and a cheque of €5,000 will go to the winning gallery.
An expanded REDISCOVERY section (12 galleries vs 7 in 2022) will enable visitors to uncover hidden gems by artists from an older generation or deceased. The focus is on works created between 1945-2000 by artists that have been unduly underrepresented or overlooked.
The PRIME section will showcase works by artists who are having their institutional presentations currently with the fair.
A record number of galleries from Southern Europe will also be presenting at Art Brussels 2023, making 17% of all participants versus 14% in 2022. Among 26 galleries from this region are 11 galleries from Italy, eight galleries from Spain, six from Portugal, and two from Cyprus and Greece.