BRAFA 2019 : Beauty, pleasure and sparkle

BRAFA 2019 Fabrice Debatty Images

Every January Brafa relaunches the art year with renewed fervour and prestige, continuing a tradition that dates back to 1956. The first international art fair of the year is an unmissable event, attended last year by over 65,000 art enthusiasts from Belgium and beyond. This new record highlights the loyalty of Brafa’s collectors and visitors and the event’s reputation for excellence. Brafa is devoted to the ideals that made it great, and the focus each year is on quality without compromise; diversity in all its splendour; elegance without pretension and of course the warm Belgian hospitality so appreciated by exhibitors and guests.

This year, 133 top art and antiques dealers from fifteen countries are representing in the majestic halls of Tour & Taxis all periods and styles which cover the history of art from classical archaeology to contemporary works. Brafa’s exhibitor selection process is rigorous, and all objects are verified by an international committee of independent experts before the fair opens its doors to the public. Its human-scale size means visitors can get a good impression of the fair in a few hours, leaving the lots of time to linger over their favourite pieces.

Brafa is not just an art fair, it is an event devoted to the promotion of art in all its forms. Every year it hosts a special exhibition commissioned by a guest of honour: an important museum, a cultural institution or an artist. To learn and enjoy even more.
Brafa also organizes daily a series of free Art Talks given by internationally renowned curators, experts and collectors as well as Art Tours about the masterpieces on show. Over the years, Brafa has become one of the most inspiring art fairs.

As Harold t’Kint de Roodenbeke, the Chairman of Brafa declares:
“Our ambition is to exceed the expectations of confirmed collectors who come to the fair with very specific knowledge and requirements while encouraging art lovers to start a collection; to present both museum-quality pieces and more accessible artworks. I strongly believe Brafa’s strength lies in its reputation as a high quality, welcoming, open fair.”

26 JAN – 03 FEB 2019

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