Save the Date: BOA Fair in Brussels from June 6-10
Kill two birds with one stone and visit Brussels in early June this year. Within the beautiful area of Sablon, the center of antiques shops and art galleries, worthwhile a visit on it’s own, there are a couple of art events taking place at the same time, from June 6 to 10.
Most prominently for our Asian art lovers, we would like to recommend “The Brussels Oriental Art Fair” aka BOA Fair, which is the only art event specializing in the arts of Asia hosted on the European continent. Taking place for the 8th time, this event is definitely a highlight for amateurs as well as for dealers, collectors, curators and therefore, not surprising, gaining lots of media attention.
There will be a free catalogue to accompany the visitors through the exhibitions of 15 international merchants presenting their new acquisitions in Sablon and other participating galleries. And we can be sure to expect hand-picked high quality objects in the exhibitions! The following list includes all 15 participating galleries:
Asian Arts Company * Astamangala * Buddhist Art * Georgia Chrischilles * Carlos Cruañas * Duchange & Riché * Christophe Hioco * Jacques How Choong * Kyoto Gallery * Kitsune * Galerie Lamy * Mingei Arts Gallery * Renaud Montméat * Wei Asian Arts * Michael Woerner
(pictures courtesy of BOAfair)
For more detailed information and a glimpse on exhibition highlights, visit BOA Fair website!
If that’s not enough for you, here are further events in the city of Brussels taking place at the same time:
BRUNEAF (Brussels Non European Art Fair) is specializing in antique tribal art since early 1983, displaying non-European art like African, Oceanian, Indonesian, pre-Columbian, Asiatic and Australian Aboriginal art.
BAAF (Brussels Ancient Art Fair) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, having turned into one of the most important fairs worldwide for antiquities collectors by now. For this special occasion BAAF has arranged a large Egyptian art exhibition.
Not speaking of many other galleries in the area taking advantage of these special events to dust off their windows and show off their best, so there might be little treasures to discover as well.
What an opportunity to spend some wonderful days in beautiful Brussels and soak up five days of art filled atmosphere… better hurry up and book a hotel room before it’s too late!