News! – Trajector is currently accepting applications for Trajector Art Fair 2011 which will take place in Brussels on 30 April and 1 May 2011 at Hotel Bloom!
The 2011 event will see the capacity of Trajector expand and new eligibility criteria. To make an application, please download the information pack located here, and follow the application instructions.
Further information on the Trajector Art Fair and its thematic programmes can be located here...
Trajector Art Fair is an initiative by Hotel Bloom! and Centrifugal Projects that will take place from 23 April until 25 April 2010, coinciding with Art Brussels. Trajector Art Fair is an initiative that follows on from Projector Art Fair, presented by MAMA, that took place, to great critical and public approval in Rotterdam in 2008.Centrifugal’s Ken Pratt, one of the key developers of the original concept, has worked with Hotel Bloom! to realise a new manifestation.
Building on the success of the Projector Art Fair , Trajector takes the core concept on the road for 2010. It will take place in Brussels, in April 2010 coinciding and collaborating with Art Brussels.
In Brussels –as in Rotterdam- the focus is not 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 re-realises it as a hotel art fair in Brussels' most recent boutique hotel. Tongue-in-cheek, critique or hardcore commercial? That's largely up to the participants to determine.
Trajector Art Fair will transform Hotel Bloom! into a vibrant ‘boutique hotel art fair’ with eighteen rooms and a wide range of conference rooms and public spaces providing a platform for a range of international art spaces and curators to present some of the best emerging contemporary art to a Brussels audience.
The range of international exhibitors – coming from Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Finland and the UK, amongst other locations- range from the very young to those already established on the international art circuit. Each will present a curatorial project within a hotel room, at once referencing the tradition of the ‘hotel art fair’ (For example, the Gramercy International Art Fair in New York which grew into The Armory Show).
In addition to these core presentations, Trajector Art Fair will deliver two thematic programmes of interest to not only an art-specialist audience but also a broad public.
The first and most substantial of these is ‘Taut – That Certain Tension Between Fashion & Art’. Consisting of an exhibition element and events such as panel discussions, lectures and presentations, Taut engages directly with some of the key issues of creativity at the intersections of art and fashion.
Collaborations and Cooperations: