BRAFA, Brussels’ Art Fair, opened Saturday 21st of January with 132 antiquarians and gallery owners taking part this year. It takes place at Brussels’ Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port, till Sunday 29th of January.
This Art Fair does not simply focuses on a specific art or period – it covers all forms, any period, all styles. These truly range from comics and modern to medieval and prehistoric. There are tapestries, sculptures, paintings, jewelry,gold and silver ware, furniture, books and engravings, ceramics – you name it – you can find the best here. To ensure homogeneous, high quality, a hundred independent experts of admittance committees have examined all objects.
This year’s special guest is Argentine artist Julio Le Parc. There is a busy program each day, including art talks and events. As if visiting the many stalls and admiring the art on show is not enough!
At a loss what to see, where to start, rather overwhelmed like me? BRAFA offers visitors free public tours in three languages, focusing on the most important items. Unwilling to join a group? Private tours can be arranged.
BRAFA opens at 11 o’clock each morning and closes at 7 o’clock in the evening – till this weekend. Tickets from 25 Euro can be bought online through the BRAFA website, or at the venue. There are special ticket prices for groups. The venue is near the delightful Brussels Sablon, with its restaurants, hotels, museums and galleries.
To whet the appetite: BRAFA 2016 virtual tour