Simultaneously to Asian Art in Brussels and Brussels Ancient Art Fairs,ARTCONNOISSEURS organizes a fascinating program of 25 lectures dedicated to Asian Art, Ancient Art and Archaeology. Most of the lectures will be given in english by respected experts, scholars, curators, collectors, dealers coming from Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, USA...
ArtsConnoisseurs will receive major names in the field of art, for example Dr. Sidney Goldstein, the renown ancient glass specialist (former curator/director at Corning Museum and Saint Louis Museum), the famous scholar of Indian Art, Dr. Pratapaditya Pal, (Former Curator of Boston Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art...), Dr. Claire Derriks, President of International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG) of the International Council of Museums, Dr. Mark Merrony , Director of the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins and Editor-in-Chief of Minerva Magazine, David Pritzker, Researcher on Himalayan Art and Exhibitions Curator of the Rubin Museum will be among many others scholars from Belgium and abroad.
Held at the MIM, the Musical Instruments Museum, one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in Brussels and at the prestigious Cercle de Lorraine Business Club, the conferences will gather an impressive panel of major experts of Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Greek, Roman, as well as Tibetan, Near Eastern and even Contemporary art who will feed 5 convivial and fascinating days of sharing, mingling and exchange.
In addition, within walking distance from the lectures, the Antiquities and Asian Art fairs will welcome around 40 cutting edge dealers in the surrounding galleries of the Sablon, the traditional neighborhood for antiques and art galleries.
Around the Sablon, Rue des Minimes (number 15 and 48) you will find also two exhibitions : L’Egypte dessinée, avoyage between art and time with drawings sketched by 19th century European travellers to Egypt andoriginal drawings of the same sites made by 21st century Belgian architect Bruno Cassiersand Heaven on Earth, a series of oil paintings made by the Singaporean born painter Olga Polunin.
All information including the prestigious Committee of Honour, description of conferences, video interviews of collectors and descriptions of the highlights of the fairs can be found on the website: www.artconnoisseurs.eu
ArtConnoisseurs is a cultural project of Asian Art in Brussels (AAB) and Brussels Ancient Art Fair (BAAF) in partnership with IBHEC (Institut Belge des Hautes Etudes Chinoises), developed by Brussels International Art Promotion and Logistics (BIAPAL) with the support of VisitBrussels and Region Brussels-Capital.