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Art Galleries in Belgium

Aeroplastics
Town: Brussels
Address: Rue Blanche Straat 32
Phone: +32 2 537 22 02
e-mail: aeroplastics@brutele.be

Aeroplastics has already deserved its fame of one of the most progressive contemporary art galleries in Belgium. It is prevailingly devoted to modern art techniques and their use by artists in the work. Videos, photography and mixed media represent the larger part of the gallery's collection, but more traditional works like drawings, paintings and sculpture are also abundant. Some of the best known contemporary artists have been featured in Aeroplastics, such as Daniele Buetti, Olivier Blanckart, Ronald Ophuis to name just a few. A crucial role in the gallery's activity plays its participation in several recognised international art fairs, where contacts and beneficial relationships with other prestigious galleries and cultural organisations are established.


Alain Noirhomme
Town: Brussels
Address: Rue de la Régence 17
Phone: +32 2 512 50 10

The gallery of the director Alain Noirhomme displays contemporary artists like Donald Baechler, Sandro Chia, Robert Silvers, Jonathan Lasker and many more. It also has recorded several appearances at the FIAC art fair in Paris.


Alice Gallery
Town: Brussels
Address: Rue Antoine Dansaert 182
Phone: +32 2 5133307

The Alice Gallery is a multi-activity cultural institution situated in the heart of the Belgian capital. The accent falls upon contemporary art in all its forms and more specifically promoting and consulting young talents, such as Maya Hayuk, Dave Kinsey, Dave Decat and many others. As a gallery not exclusively devoted to exhibiting works of art, Alice Gallery carries out a number of other activities – acting as a curator, edition, production etc. An important part of its duties is participation in international contemporary art fairs like Art Brussels and SLICK in Paris. For further convenience of art lovers, there is the Alice Shop, where paintings and various accessories are available for sale.


Aliceday
Town: Brussels
Address: Rue de l'Aurore 62
Phone: +32 2 6463153
e-mail: info@aliceday.be

As a modern art gallery, the newly created Aliceday tries to pay more attention to unconventional contemporary artists who mix different styles in their work and challenge the public's perception. The exhibition hall was inaugurated in 2003 by Veronique de Bellefroid and Bernard Prevot with the collaboration of Estelle Lecaille and Dominique Bourree. The most famous artists, represented by Aliceday, include Blaise Drummond, Daniel Johnston, Charlotte Beaudry and many other famous names. Apart from organising exhibitions, the gallery participates actively in numerous national and international art fairs.


ARGOS
Town: Brussels
Address: Werfstraat 13 / rue du Chantier
Phone: +32 2 229 00 03
e-mail: info@argosarts.org

Argos is one of the leading art galleries in Brussels. Founded in 1989, it aims to promote and support audio visual art in all its forms. In the almost 20 years of existence, Argos has succeeded in gaining the status of the most renowned centre for art and media in the Belgian capital. Over the years this gallery has organised a couple of festivals, such as the national festival based on films by Jean-Luc Godard in 1990. At the same time, Argos acts as a distributor of modern art. Currently it houses the whole Belgian video corps from the 1970s and 1980s. Apart from that, Argos possesses an additional building, where workshops and educational sessions for young artists are held on a regular basis.


Art Base
Town: Brussels
Address: Rue des Sables 29
Phone: +32 2 217 29 20
e-mail: info@art-base.be

Art Base is a widely profiled art gallery, which resembles a cultural centre with its intensive and varied programme. Lying right in the heart of the Belgian capital, the venue plays host to events and exhibitions in almost all branches of visual art, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and so on. Its activity is primarily concentrated on unconventional and provocative art from around the world. Renowned authors like Johann Fournier, Eleonora Stol and Lucie Muller have already presented their works on this prestigious scene. Apart from visual art, Art Base tends to host more and more music, dance and other art performances every month or so. Additional, but very important activity is the participation in different art fairs in the country and abroad, for example the Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. The shop provides a wide choice of paintings and art pieces for art freaks.


Art Contemporary Gallery Croissant
Town: Brussels
Address: Croissant street 108
Phone: +32 495452469
e-mail: info@studiodvo.be

The Art Contemporary Gallery Croissant is strongly committed to developing modern art at national and international level. It specialises in organising exhibitions of art work by painters from around the globe. It has established permanent collaboration with over 30 artists from Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, India, Mexico, Mali etc. Names like Miriam Dolores, Ghislaine Huysmans and Pierre Caille are already known to the wide public not only in Brussels. Participation in art fairs in Belgium and abroad is also an essential part of the gallery's activities. The most prestigious one is ART Innsbruck.


ARTBRUSSELS
Town: Brussels
Address: Place de Belgique 1
Phone: +32 2 507 84 44
e-mail: artbrussels@artexis.com

Art Brussels is a traditional fair of contemporary art that is held every year in the capital of Belgium. In 2008, it featured its 26th edition with the participation of 180 galleries from 24 countries and works by more than 2000 artists. This is one of the most prestigious international art fairs and is visited by over 30,000 artists and art lovers annually. The event usually lasts one week in April or May. The admission of galleries is extremely complicated, since they have to pass through a challenging selection procedure. The emphasis falls on presenting works by young prospective artists coming from all parts of Europe. Beside the main programme of the fair, which includes exhibitions by the nominated art galleries, there are three more zones that must be seen - 'Solo Shows', 'First Call' and 'Young Talent'.


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