• Anne Adriaens-Pannier explores the BRAFA Art Fair 201

    Anne Adriaens-Pannier is Honorary Curator at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Artistic Director of Het Spilliaert Huis. In this video she highlights three different artworks, created by Fred Eerdekens (1951), George Rickey (1907 - 2002) and Cy Twombly (1928 - 2011) and shown at the international BRAFA Art Fair (27 January - 4 February 2018) with the Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery. The gallery specializes in paintings and sculptures dating from 1945 until today. It has organized solo shows devoted to the Belgian artists Panamarenko, Christian Dotremont, Bram Bogart and Fred Eerdekens and has published a catalogue on each occasion. It has also exhibited works by international artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Alexander Calder and, more recently, Hans Hartung. Video produced by Biapal

  • The BRAFA 2018 coup de coeur of Nicolas Cauwe Nicolas Cauwe

    The BRAFA 2018 coup de coeur of Nicolas Cauwe Nicolas Cauwe, Curator of the Prehistoric and Oceanic collections at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, presents his 'coup de coeur' at BRAFA 2018: a New Caledonian Kanak chiefs ceremonial sceptre, ‘Gi Okono’ (19th century). Symbolising the strength and power of the chief and his clan, these ceremonial sceptres have beautiful circular blades made from a light green serpentine, sanded flat to a special thinness. The object is part of the collection of Finch & Co, who offers a curiosity cabinet with objects that are curious, entertaining and thought provoking. Video by Biapal

  • Eric Hemeleers visits BRAFA 2018

    Eric Hemeleers, Chief Executive Officer of Eeckman Art & Insurance, visited BRAFA 2018 (27 January - 4 February) where he found his coup de coeur, a 19th century tribal 'chasse mousse' from the D.R. of Congo, on display with Deletailly Gallery. A symbol of power and authority for the chief, the flywhisk was also used to keep flies away.
    The Deletaille Gallery specializes in traditional forms of art from ancient African, Indonesian, Pre-Columbian and Oceanic cultures, focusing primarily on high-quality works of art and exceptional textiles. Video by Biapal

  • Miluska van 't Lam visits BRAFA 2018

    Miluska van 't Lam, Main Editor of Residence magazine, invited some 20 interior designers to Brussels for a first-time visit to the BRAFA Art Fair (27 January - 4 February 2018). During her visit, she spotted the 1979 Zephyr chair by Wendell Castle (1932-2018) at Galerie Le Beau. The American furniture artist, who sadly past away last January, was a leading figure in the American craft movement.
    Galerie Le Beau is dedicated to the promotion of the great designers of the 20th century, and their careful selection includes rare works that combine refined craftsmanship and timeless style by Scandinavian, American, French, Brazilian and Italian designers. Video by Biapal

  • Kate Hume visits BRAFA 2018

    Kate Hume is a renowned British interior designer with an extensive international clientele. She is one of the designers who joined Residence Magazine for a first-time visit to the international BRAFA Art Fair (27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018). In this video she reveals her 'coup the coeur' at the fair, an elegant interior created by Delen Private Bank to welcome its guests.
    Since 2007, Delen Private Bank is partner and main sponsor of BRAFA. The slogan underlining the harmonious cooperation between the partners is ‘Delen Private Bank, Supporting Fine Arts’, with which Delen Private Bank wants to emphasise its profound wish to support fine arts in order to maintain the cultural heritage for present and future generations.

  • Angela Rosengart visits BRAFA 2018

    Angela Rosengart, daughter of the internationally renowned art dealer Siegfried Rosengart (1894-1985), was a regular visitor of the studios of artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Braque and Miro from childhood. She and her father built up one of the most important private collections of 20th century masterpieces in the world, uniting over 350 artworks including a number by Klee and Picasso. Gathered together in a foundation which became a museum in 2002 in Lucerne, the collection attracts thousands of visitors. In this video, produced by Biapal, Angela Rosengart shares her favorite piece at BRAFA 2018 with us. A work at Galerie Boulakia: ‘Jardin suspendu’, 1955, by Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva (Lisbon 1908-1992 Paris).

  • Anne Adriaens-Pannier shares her Coup de Coeur at BRAFA 2018

    Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Honorary Curator at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Artistic Director of Het Spilliaert Huis shares her 'coup de coeur' with us, Robert Indiana's Love sculpture, at Guy Pieters Gallery. It is indeed a matter of the heart... Visit the international BRAFA Art Fair at Tour & Taxis, Brussels between 27 January - 4 February 2018. Video by Biapal

  • BRAFA 2018: the 'Coup de coeur' of Roger-Pierre Turine

    Roger-Pierre Turine is an art journalist working for La libre Belgique. At the international BRAFA Art Fair 2018 in Brussels, he shares his favourite piece, a series of paintings created by the painter Jacques Truphémus (1922-2017). The works are shown by Galerie Claude Bernard, which was founded in Paris in 1957. The gallery focuses on contemporary figurative painting and sculpture and, since 1999, it also exhibits photography. BRAFA 2018 takes place from 27 January - 4 February at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. Video by Biapal.

  • BRAFA 2018: the 'Coup de Coeur' of Dominique Szymusiak

    This BRAFA 'Coup de Coeur' video features Dominique Szymusiak, former head curator of the Musée Matisse in Cateau-Cambresis. She talks about a unique Matisse aquarelle, shown at the international fair BRAFA (27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018) by Galerie Berès: a delicate and loving portrait of his daughter Marguerite. Video by Biapal.

  • Michel Draguet visits the BRAFA Art Fair 2018

    Michel Draguet, General Director of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium shares his favourite artwork at the BRAFA Art Fair... A Discover the international art fair from 27 January to 4 February onwards. The painting by Marc Mendelson is shown by the Seghers Gallery which also showcases works by artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Louise Bourgeois, Pol Bury, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Jean Dubuffet, James Ensor, Félicien Rops, Antoni Tapies and Ossip Zadkine. Video produced by Biapal.
    On Sunday February 4th, Mr Draguet will lecture at the fair on Magritte’s legacy, and the different ways he inspired artists like Marcel Broodthaers, Robert Rauschenberg, Gavin Turk and others. Learn more at http://www.brafa.art/arttalks-en


    Fiona Lebecque, assistant curator at the Archaelogical Society of Namur and speaker at the BRAFA ART TALKS shares her 'coup de coeur' for a silver mounted coconut cup and cover made in Mechelen (1602-1603) and presented by Philippe d'Arschot & Cie. Video produced by Biapal

  • Art collector Jan Huyghebaert on James Ensor

    Art collector Jan Huyghebaert gives away his « coup de cœur » at the Brafa 2017: a powerful work from 1937 by James Ensor of Galerie Seghers. Video produced by Biapal

  • Businessman and art collector Baudouin Michiels on a creation of Bernard Frize

    Baudouin Michiels shares his « coup de cœur » for Rikhan, an acrylic and resin on canvas of 2004 of the French artist Bernard Frize (born in 1954), presented by Albert Baronian. Video produced by Biapal

  • Art collector Peter Silverman on a painting by Christoffel Van Den Berghe

    Art collector Peter Silverman shares his « coup de cœur » for the Company playing music in a park near a castle by Christoffel Van Den Berghe at Jan Muller Antiques. Video produced by Biapal

  • Art collector Peter Silverman on a Nicolas de Staël painting

    Peter Silverman, art collector, shares his « coup de coeur » at BRAFA 2017 with a Nicolas de Staël painting, 'Les Martigues' (1954) presented by Bailly Gallery. Video produced by Biapal

  • Guido Gryseels, director of the Royal Museum of Central Africa

    Guido Gryseels, director of the Royal Museum of Central Africa shares his « coup de coeur » at BRAFA 2017 with a rare pende mask presented by Bernard de Grunne. Video produced by Biapal

  • Jan Fabre

    By François de Callataÿ, Head of department at the Royal Library of Belgium. Video produced by Biapal

  • Léon Spillaert

    By Boris Wastiau, Director of the MEG, Geneva. Video produced by Biapal

  • Horus statue

    By Alessia Fassone, Curator of the Egyptian Museum, Turin. Video produced by Biapal

  • Lucio Fontana

    By Sophie Lauwers, Head of Exhibitions at BOZAR, Brussels. Video produced by Biapal