THE 3RD EDITION OF THE OFF – BRUSSELS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2014
WILL OPEN ITS DOORS FROM FRIDAY, APRIL 25th TO MONDAY, APRIL 28th, 2014
AT TOUR & TAXIS.
Following the success of the 1st edition of the OFF at « La Bourse » (former Brussels Stock Exchange) and the enthusiasm of visitors at Tour& Taxis in 2013, the OFF stays true to its vocation of leaving room for feelings, perceptions, sensitivity – in other words, to the adventure of art.
The OFF wants to develop a synergy between the established and the alternative scene by showing visitors new talents and cutting-edge artworks, both from emerging artists and established ones. We give gallerists national and international visibility to the other key players of the art world (collectors, art consultants, art buyers, curators, critics, artists…) and the general public .
The OFF manifests the will to be an alternative fair by exhibiting a less conventional art, a more daring approach. Energy, enthusiasm, creativity, novelty are its peculiarities.
In addition to the stands VILLAGE OFF (30 m2) , 25 specific spaces (20 m2) will be devoted to young galleries and curatorial projects.
OFF-Art Fair opens up contemporary art to young people. The OFF-TEAM is composed of students from two final year classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. Students, who are paid as volunteers, are actively involved in the organisation of the fair and can better understand how to organise a cultural event by following this course.
LOCATION : TOUR & TAXIS
When you enter the Tour & Taxis site, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the Royal Depot, with its brick and blue stone walls, rising up majestically in front of the canal. Built at the beginning of the 20th century and renovated in 2001, this former trading hall, – where you can find shops, restaurants and offices, has now become the venue for cultural events. The Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair (BRAFA), the Book Fair, the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Films and the European Business Summit are all held at Tour & Taxis.
Tour & Taxis is far more than the impressive Royal Depot. The largest Passenger Terminal in Europe can also be found, just behind the Sheds, on this immense site situated in the very heart of Brussels.