So many wonderful art events are happening in the city this weekend includng one newcomer – DowntownBrussels.Art. Downtownbrussels.art is a platform for galleries, museums, cultural institutions and private collections who organize exhibitions of contemporary art located in downtown Brussels and are open to the public.

Downtown Brussels is a fascinating location and starts from the northwest of the central axis up to the Canal Zone. A bit rough, but especially very creative and edgy. It’s therefore not surprising that more and more contemporary artists, galleries and museums are settling down in the lower city.

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Downtownbrussels.art is an initiative of more than 20 cultural organizations, galleries and museums who want to highlight the lower city. The participating partners of downtownbrussels.art offers a large and diverse cultural artistic spectrum. By conducting promotion together and focus on organized vernissages, exhibitions and events, downtownbrussels.art wants to attract more public and stimulate the art scene in the lower city.

With the arrival of a new museum for contemporary art in the former Citroën Garage, this neighborhood has the potential of a real art district, a place in the city where contemporary art finds a broad support.

Downtownbrussels.art offers a counterweight to the large group of established galleries and museums from the upper city. Many tourists visit the royal museums, but they haven’t found yet their way to the art in the lower city. Art collectors know the established galleries in Ixelles and the Louisa district, but are not familiar with the art scene downtown. Uptown has a rich cultural artistic past, but it offers fairly a classical art scene. On the other hand, Downtownbrussels.art is spirited, fascinating, young and innovative.

The first collective initiative of downtownbrussels.art is planned on 27 & 28 January 2018, on the opening weekend of BRAFA Art Fair.  15 of the more than 20 partners open their doors and invite you to visit their new exhibitions.  Arkadia and Korei guide visitors through the lower city and the mixture of cultural organizations.

Participating locations are open between 11:00 – 18:00 hours. The list of participating galleries is below:

1   ALICE 
gallery 
Rue du pays de liège, 4, 1000 BXL
www.alicebxl.com

2   ARGOS
centre for contemporary art
Rue du chantier 13, 1000 BXL
www.argosarts.org

3   artlead SALON
gallery
Handelskaai 30, 1000 BLX
www.artlead.net

4   DAUWENS & BEERNAERT
gallery
Avenue de Stalingrad 26, 1000 BXL
www.dauwensbeernaert.com

5   DÉPENDANCE
gallery
Varkensmarkt 4, 1000 BXL
www.dependance.be

6   CENTRALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
centre for contemporary art
Place Sainte-Catherine 44, 1000 BXL
www.centrale.brussels

7   FRÉDÉRIC DE GOLDSCHMIDT COLLECTION
private collection
Rue de Barchon 11, 1000 BXL
www.frederic.net

8   HALLES SAINT – GÉRY
centre for contemporary art
Sint-Goriskplein 1, 1000 BXL
www.sintgorikshallen.be

9   KUSSENEERS GALLERY
gallery
Menenstraat 10, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
www.kusseneers.com

10 MAAC
centre for contemporary art
Rue des Chartreux 26-28, 1000 BXL
www.maac.be

11 NICC
centre for contemporary art / vitrine project
Rue Lambert Crickxstraat 1, 1000 BXL
www.nicc.be

12 MIMA
museum
Henegouwenkaai 41, 1080
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
www.mimamuseum.eu

13  OFFICE BAROQUE
gallery
Bloemenhofplein 5, 1000 BXL
www.officebaroque.com

14  WALDBURGER WOUTERS
gallery
Boulevard d’Anvers 49, 1000 BXL
www.waldburgerwouters.com

 

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