Brussels, the heart of cultural diversity, is set to host the 15th anniversary edition of the Affordable Art Fair from February 7th to 11th, 2024, at the iconic Tour & Taxis. This vibrant event has become a key highlight in both the cultural and social calendars, attracting between 15,000 to 20,000 art enthusiasts annually.
© AAF24 Art platinum – Gordon Hopkins Bowl and the sea.
A Global Affair in the Heart of Brussels: Founded in 1999 by Will Ramsay, the Affordable Art Fair has grown into one of the largest art businesses globally, with fairs in 14 cities worldwide. The essence of the fair is to make art accessible to everyone, offering thousands of quality works at affordable prices. The 2023 edition generated over €3 million in art sales, and expectations are soaring for the upcoming event.
©AAF24 Frock Gallery Edouard Schneider Vette Darme 2022 UVink On Mortex
Discover the Joy of Collecting Art : More than 85 Belgian and international galleries will grace the fair, featuring over 600 emerging and established artists. The selection process ensures that only artists of merit, determined by factors such as originality, creative identity, and technical quality, are presented. The Affordable Art Fair provides a relaxed atmosphere, welcoming both novice collectors and seasoned enthusiasts to discover contemporary art.
©AAF 24 Coletivo Amarelo Eduardo Dias Guara 2018 – Photograph studio enhanced 210g paper edition – Artistic Diversity on Display
Visitors can explore a diverse array of artworks, ranging from paintings and prints to sculptures, textiles, and ceramics. The fair is a showcase of creative innovation, with artists like Alessandro Gerull, Olivier Lannaud, and Philippine Henry de Frahan using found and recycled materials to craft unique masterpieces.
Immersive Installations and Solo Shows: Renowned artist Tomislav Topic will unveil a mesmerizing spiral installation at the fair’s entrance, while Lindert Steegen, a Belgian artist, will create an 8-meter-long mural. Jules Wittock, a Brussels-based artist, will captivate visitors with an immersive labyrinth installation, offering a unique perspective on the world of art.
Spotlight on Uncommon Materials: The 2024 edition will highlight artists using unconventional materials, including denim, oil plastic, and recycled items. Galleries like T&B Gallery, Gallery Ritter, and Chiefs & Spirits will present over 25 artists, showcasing the limitless possibilities of creativity.
©AAF24 Galerie Art Jingle YRAK Arcade sur Houmet Souk
Emerging Artists Exhibition and City Jewel Installation: The fair will feature an exhibition titled “Mardi Gras/Vette Dinsdag,” showcasing three emerging Brussels-based artists with a shared interest in folklore. Additionally, SOS Villages d’Enfants plans a new permanent installation, ‘City Jewel,’ in collaboration with Laura Nsengiyumva, addressing ‘complex trauma’ through individual stories.
©AAF24 Private Walls Gallery Isaac Cordal Waiting for climate change 2020 resin and acrylic
VDH Artist Award and Beyond: Frédéric de Haan, managing director of main partner Vander Haeghen, will present the VDH Artist Award, recognizing artistic quality and compelling narratives behind the artworks.
Affordable Art Fair Brussels 2024 promises a celebration of creativity, diversity, and accessibility. Lose yourself in the vibrant world of art from February 7th to 11th at Tour & Taxis. Discover the joy of collecting art and immerse yourself in the unexpected at this unmissable cultural event.