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April 2011 sees Trajector Art Fair return to Brussels after its first appearance in the Belgian capital in 2010.
In 2011, Trajector Art Fair will once again transform Hotel Bloom! into a vibrant ‘boutique hotel art fair’ providing a platform for a range of approximately 30 international art spaces, galleries and curators to present some of the best contemporary art to a Brussels audience.
Trajector’s traditional focus has not been on the commercial gallery sector, but on the project spaces, artists’ initiatives and independent curatorial projects that provide important platforms and experimentation grounds for emerging contemporary artists in the international arena. In part a celebration and playful game with the role of non-profit organisations, project spaces and independent curators within the art commerce systems, Trajector takes the original concept and reconfigures it as a hotel art fair in Brussels' top design hotel. Tongue-in-cheek, critique or hardcore commercial? That's largely up to the participants and audience to determine.
And, indeed, with the inclusion of young commercial galleries and established galleries presenting solo projects or artist-initiated projects for the first time in 2011, the questions and games become even more complex.
In addition to the core presentations by individual exhibitors, Trajector Art Fair will deliver two special programmes of interest to not only an art-specialist audience but also a broad public.
As an experimental context that predates the recession and current funding cuts to arts and cultural budgets across many European regions, we are also pleased to announce that one of the special programmes for 2011 is the thematic strand entitled Neuconomics’. Details of this programme are located here.
The second and most substantial of the 2011 programmes is ‘Taut – Fashion & Art’. Since successful appearance last year as the specific programme Taut – That Certain Tension Between Fashion & Art, Taut has now become a standing feature of Trajector’s manifestation. Full details of the programme are located here.
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