Art Brussels, Apr. 28-May 1, 2011, the well-respected regional European art fair now in its 29th edition, is presenting approximately 170 dealers this year at the Brussels Expo building. Over 40 of the exhibitors are from Belgium, ranging from Baronian Francey, Gladstone, Xavier Hufkens, Almine Reich and Zeno X to the more whimsically named Sorry we're closed, Tulips and Roses, and Twig galleries.
U.S. dealers include Miguel Abreu, Cherry & Martin, Conner Contemporary, Honor Fraser, Yvon Lambert, Galerie Lelong, M+B, Perry Rubenstein and Tracey Williams. Twenty-five exhibitors from France, 15 from London and Germany, 10 from Austria, plus one or two dealers from Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Finland, Greece, India, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the UAR are also represented at the fair.
The special "Solo Shows" section features work by Roe Ethridge (Gladsone Gallery), Enrique Marty (Deweer Gallery, Belgium), Vanessa van Obberghen(Susanna Kulli, Zurich) and Vincent Olinet (Laurent Godin, France). The €10,000 Belgacom Art Prize goes to a show selected by the collectors committee, which includes Michel Delfosse, Mimi Dusselier, Filiep Libeert and Cédric Liénart de Jeude.
Art Brussels also boasts a "Young Talent" section, and "First Call," presenting new exhibitors at the fair. Among the artists in the "young talent" section are Ceren Oykut, Gözde Ilkin and Onur Gülfidan from Turkey and Simon Gush, Berni Searle and Penny Siopisfrom South Africa.