Meet with 3 galleries from the Focus section
In the framework of the sixth edition of Luxembourg Art Week, Mu-in-the-city met in Brussels three gallery directors from the Focus Brussels section.
Justine Jacquemin from Galerie DYS
Galerie DYS is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2002 and based in Brussels. From the beginning, we have been committed to contemporary figurative art, with a particular affinity for work on paper. Discovering and supporting young emerging international artists is at the heart of our mission, but we also work with more established artists, such as Pat Andrea for example. Justine Jacquemin took over the direction of Galerie DYS in January 2018 with the desire to maintain the artistic identity built up over the years: a figurative, non-academic, dreamlike and inhabited line.
Alexis Rastel from Archiraar
Archiraar Gallery was founded in 2012 by Alexis Rastel, architect. The Gallery represents international artists from the upcoming generation and shows paintings, drawings, sculptures, pictures, videos and installations. The Gallery’s White Cube was opened in a Brussels’ brutalist building. Ideology of a neutral space, this volume of 3x3x9 meters questions our contemporary habits of showing art. The Black Cube is its complementary space. Its enclosed space suggests an intimate perception of the work. With parallel solo shows, artists represented by the gallery have shown in both spaces. The Gallery intersects the spaces’ programs and invites curators and artists to participate in group shows. In addition, the Gallery publishes and promotes artists’ works. With each show, Archiraar houses resonating artistic projects.
Laurence Dauwens from Dauwens & Beernaert
Dauwens & Beernaert is a contemporary art gallery founded by Laurence Dau- wens and Joris Beernaert in 2015. The gallery is located in a former bank building built in 1876. The location has a rich history hosting high profile shows, including artists such as Andy Warhol and Donald Judd. Dauwens & Beernaert's focus is on the primary art market. In the primary sector, the gallery covers a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practices, from figurative paintings to video work and minimalistic to conceptual work. Dauwens & Beernaert’s exhibitions are regular- ly featured in international art magazines such as Art Forum and Artnet.