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Opening this week: Art Brussels 2022


Art Brussels 2022 is just around the corner. This Thursday 28th April marks the fair’s 38th edition and it’s long-awaited in-person return.

One of Europe’s most original and established art fairs, it takes place from Thursday 28 April to Sunday 1 May 2022 at Tour & Taxis. Gathering 157 galleries from 26 countries, the fair brings a strong and international lineup and a unique mix of established artists and emerging talent. With an increase in SOLO gallery presentations, Art Brussels continues to be highly curated and more appealing than ever. 

Art Brussels & Dan Perjovschi for Ukraine 
Romanian artist and peace activist Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961) has designed 10 buttons that can be bought for 7€ each or for 30€ for set of five at the INFO Desk. All proceeds will go directly to Ukraine 12-12 and will be used to aid victims of the war.

Perjovschi will also present Anti-War Drawings, 2022 at Galerie Michel Rein Paris/Brussels. Versions of the drawings are currently displayed on banners installed on the façade of the Fridericianum in Kassel for Documenta 15. The artist and gallery will generously donate all the proceeds from the sale of the drawings to LOGS, an organisation in Romania that is helping Ukrainian refugees.  For more information, please visit Galerie Michel Rein (B.08).

Gallery initiative for Ukraine 

Several galleries from the INVITED section have joined forces in solidarity to help Ukrainian artists affected by the war, presenting one or more of their works. Fridman Gallery (New York, Beacon) will show Lesia Khomenko; OFFICE IMPART (Berlin), Victoria Pidust; SUPRAINFINIT (Bucharest), Natasha Shulte, and Anca Poterasu Gallery (Bucharest) will show Darisha & Tasha Vorontsovskaya in collaboration with Megan Dominescu.

Art Brussels  &  artpass ID  

qr code payment – person paying with mobile phone

The fair also announces a partnership with artpass ID to support ‘1-click Know Your Customer’ digital identity trust network. The partnership will help buyers and sellers to successfully meet the KYC requirements in navigating the ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ (AML) rules.

The new ‘Anti-Money Laundering’ (AML) rules stipulate that as soon as purchases or sales of one or more items exceed a total of 10.000 euros, both sellers and buyers of artworks must comply with the ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) principle. This means that art galleries must exchange more information about the seller and buyer before a transaction can be completed.

The artpass ID app makes complying with the regulations easy, helping both art businesses and collectors create trust whilst managing reputational and financial risks.

With the artpass ID app, all necessary documents are digitally uploaded and verified so that all a buyer needs to do is scan the seller’s artpass ID QR code. The seller will immediately see the buyer’s artpass ID and ‘Customer Due Diligence Report’ (CDD) within the app. In return, the buyer will also be able to access the seller’s artpass ID to ensure that the seller is KYC verified and AML qualified. This makes artpass ID the first app with a smart solution that both ensures art trade is up to date, and that sellers and customers can focus on what really matters: the art.

“Our partnership with artpass.ID means Art Brussels is  the first art fair to offer exhibitors and collectors a global integrated solution to facilitate the fulfilment of the obligations arising from the fifth European anti-money laundering law (5AMLD). The user-friendliness of the application developed by artpass.ID, to meet the KYC requirements in the AML regulation, contributes to strengthening trust and transparency in the art market without increasing the administrative procedures for  participants, including international art fairs themselves. This is an invaluable tool for everyone’s benefit.” 

Anne Vierstraete, Managing Director Art Brussels.

Art Brussels takes place from Thursday 28 April to Sunday 1 May 2022  Opening day:   Thursday 28th April : Preview from 11am to 5pm, and Vernissage from 5pm to 10pm  Avenue du Port 86c, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tickets: artbrussels.com

Artsy Online Viewing Room We are pleased to announce our partnership with Artsy, the largest global online marketplace for buying, selling and discovering art by leading artists. As?Art Brussels’ online Marketplace Partner, Artsy will provide a unique opportunity for exhibiting galleries to promote their virtual booths showcasing their artists’ artworks to Artsy’s global audience. Collectors can experience?Art Brussels?on Artsy to discover artists, save favourite works, view works on their home walls using Artsy’s AR mobile tool and directly purchase work from galleries at the click of a button.

Do not miss the Curated Highlights by Ravi Bhansali (collector), Cédric Fauq (Chief Curator / Head of Projects at Capc – Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux) and Élodie Ouédraogo (a former athlete, Ouédraogo is a journalist and influencer who is passionate about art). 
Virtual showcase online between Thursday 28th April and Sunday 8th May 2022.



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