By PAUL LASTER, APR. 2017
A battle is brewing in Brussels!
Independent Brussels returns to the 50,000 square-foot Vanderborght Building for the second edition of the art fair with 70 exhibitors representing 32 global cities to challenge the 35th edition of Art Brussels, which presents 145 galleries from 28 countries at the city’s historical Tour & Taxis warehouses.
Highlights at Independent Brussels (April 19-23) include solo exhibitions of Michael Pybus’ Pop Art mashups at the Ghent-based gallery Tatjana Pieters, Nika Neelova’s twisted sculptures made from reclaimed wooden bannisters at London’s Vigo Gallery and Nathalie Du Pasquier’s geometric abstractions at the Berlin gallery Exile and A Palazzo Gallery from Brescia, while David Zwirner, which is based in New York and London, features “The Mask Makers,” a group exhibition curated by gallery artist Marcel Dzama.
Over at Art Brussels (April 20-23) standouts include solo projects by Guy Yanai, who presents colorful paintings of modernist interiors at Amsterdam’s Flatland Gallery, and Jana Schröder’s scribbly abstractions at Los Angeles’ Meir Gallery, along with the pairing of Markus Lüpertz, who offers myth-inspired paintings and sculptures, and the Recycle Group, presenting its “retro-futuristic” sculptures, at the Paris-based gallery Suzanne Tarasieve.
Scroll through the images below to see more of our favorite works from these two art fairs. WM
Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.view all articles from this author