Art Brussels 2016

Brussels, Belgium

29th ENCATC Cultural Happy Hour immerses itself in contemporary art

Art Brussels - 34th edition

Following the success of last year's edition, ENCATC and its partners, the Creative Europe Desks Wallonie-Bruxelles and Vlaanderen, were pleased to offer Cultural Happy Hour guests an enjoyable evening of networking and a guided visit of Art Brussels.

In 2016, the fair took place for the first time at Tour & Taxis. Art Brussels brought together 141 galleries (including 31 newcomers) from 28 countries, represented in three main sections: PRIME, DISCOVERY and a new section, REDISCOVERY, with works by important artists, living and deceased, from the historic to the avant-garde, who have been under-estimated, overlooked, or unduly forgotten.  24 galleries participated in SOLO, a section dedicated to the presentation of works by individual artists. Finally, the flagship project for Art Brussels 2016 was an exhibition entitled Cabinet d’Amis, the Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet, with works from the collection of internationally recognised Belgian curator Jan Hoet (1936‐2014). 

After an informal moment for networking and exchanging with colleagues active in Brussels’ cultural, business and educational sectors, ENCATC Cultural Happy Hour guests were welcomed and introduced to the fair by Katerina Gregos, Art Brussels’ Artistic Director. 

Art Brussels 2016