BRAFA Art Talks 2022

BRAFA Art Talks 2022: a range of conferences for art lovers

From Saturday 18 June to Saturday 25 June 2022 the Brafa Art Talks meetings are back at the King Baudouin Foundation (BRAFA Art Fair, Brussels Expo, Stand 115). Appointment every day at 4 pm – except Monday 20 June – with museum curators and international professionals on various topics related to collecting and the world of art.

Saturday, June 18th (invitation only) – FROM ANTWERP TO AMSTERDAM, SIXTEENTH- AND SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING:

Conference language: English

By Dr. Micha Leeflang, Curator at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht
In this BRAFA Art Talk, Micha Leeflang will discuss the preparations for the exhibition entitled From Antwerp to Amsterdam, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century painting, which will be presented at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht from May 11th to September 17th, 2023. Political and religious unrest in Antwerp caused a wave of migration of artists to the north, which created an unprecedented artistic emulation in Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem and Delft.

In partnership with CODART, the international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art.

Sunday, June 19th – ART TALK WITH ARNE QUINZE, BRAFA 2022 GUEST OF HONOUR

Conference languages: Dutch & French

By the artist Arne Quinze

Arne Quinze, the guest of honour at BRAFA 2022, will interact with his friend, the artist Koen Van den Broek, and Xavier Roland, the director of the Mons Fine Arts Museum. Together, they will discuss Arne Quinze’s impressive body of work and the colourful journey he decided to take around the world.

Tuesday, June 21st – 200 YEARS OF EGYPTOLOGY (1822-2022). A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE BELGIAN CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CULTURE

Conference language: Dutch

By Dr. Luc Limme, Director of the Association égyptologique Reine Élisabeth
Two hundred years of Egyptology (1822-2022). This BRAFA Art Talk will allow Dr. Luc Limme to present a retrospective of the Belgian contribution to the study of ancient Egyptian culture. He will evoke the personality of Jean Capart (1877-1947) considered as the founder of Belgian Egyptology. More information here: 200 years of Egyptology (1822-2022).

Wednesday, June 22nd – HOW TO COLLECT CONTEMPORARY ART?

Conference language: English

Panel discussion led by Hubert d’Ursel, Benelux Director, The Fine Art Group. With the participation of Rodolphe Janssen (Galerie Rodolphe Janssen), Morgan Long (Managing Director, The Fine Art Group, London), Benedicte Goesaert (Artistic Liaison Officer, Curator, Philippe Van Snick Estate) and Frédéric de Goldschmidt (Collector, Founder of Cloud Seven).
Four renowned specialists will share their experience and give their advice on how to build a contemporary art collection.

Arne Quinze, the guest of honour at BRAFA 2022, will interact with his friend, the artist Koen Van den Broek, and Xavier Roland, the director of the Mons Fine Arts Museum. Together, they will discuss Arne Quinze’s impressive body of work and the colourful journey he decided to take around the world.

Thursday, June 23rd – WOMEN COLLECTORS OF THE FAMILY ROTHSCHILD. EXCEPTIONAL PATRONS AND DONORS

Conference language: French

By Pauline Prévost-Marcilhacy (Doctor in art history, lecturer at the University of Lille and specialist in the collections of the Rothschild family) and Fanny Moens (Curator of the Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Liège), curators of the exhibition Collectionneuses Rothschild. Mécènes et donatrices d’exception.
On the occasion of the exhibition organised at the Musée de La Boverie in Liège from October 21st, 2022 to March 26th, 2023, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, two of the three curators will present one of the great female personalities of the French branch of the Rothschild family who have made a significant contribution to the enrichment of the historical heritage and collections of French museums.

Friday, June 24th – ROYAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN ANTWERP. A NEW PRESENTATION OF THE COLLECTION FOR A NEW MUSEUM

Conference language: Dutch

By Dr. Nico Van Hout, Head of Collections Research, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
In 2011, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp closed its doors for the most important renovation project in its history. As part of its upcoming reopening in the fall 2022, the Museum has opted for an original redeployment of its collection through a dynamic and thematic layout. Dr. Nico Van Hout will explain the Museum’s choices for this new presentation.

Saturday, June 25th – THE LOAN OF ARTWORKS: THE CORNERSTONE OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Conference language: French


Panel discussion with art market specialists chaired by Corinne Boulangier (Corporate Innovation Manager at RTBF). With the participation of Nicolas Lemmens (Director, Nicolas Lemmens Studio), Edward Mitterrand (Art Advisor, Cramer Mitterrand Art Advisory), Jérôme Merz (General Manager, Art Shippers), Michel Draguet (Director, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium) and Eric Hemeleers (Chief Executive Officer at Eeckman Art & Insurance)
The lending of individual works of art to institutions, or even between institutions, plays an essential role. However, it must be recognized that lending a work of art can be a source of anxiety and questions for the collector. During this round table discussion, the different stages and points of vigilance to be taken into account will be discussed so that both lenders and borrowers can interact and engage with confidence

For more information: http://www.brafa.art/en/art-talks