11 Oct 2024 → 09 Nov 2024


Isidore verheydenstraat, 2
1050 Ixelles
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Albert Baronian is one of the most emblematic gallery owners in the capital and began his activities in the 1970s. The programme of his gallery reflects his eclectic and sensitive tastes. Artists from the arte povera movement such as Alighiero e Boetti or Mario Merz are given a Belgian showcase for their work. Gilbert & Georges, Tony Oursler, Bruno Serralongue, Robert Devriendt... The gallery's programme is devoted to contemporary art as well as to important artistic movements and artists who have marked the last forty years. Close to place Stéphanie, the gallery has two distinct, but almost opposite spaces: the main gallery is located in rue Isidore Verheyden and the annex in rue de la Concorde. Albert Baronian opened his first gallery in 1973 and immediately enjoyed international success thanks to the presentation of Arte Povera artists Alighiero e Boetti, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Gilberto Zorio. Later, as the president of the Galleries’ Association, the Brussels Art fair took a more international turn whilst under his direction. He sees the responsibility of the gallery as three folds: to work for the long term development of each artists’ career, acting as a liaison to international galleries and museums as well as placing works in collections; to create an historical archive for each artist; and to act as an accessible public space in which the exhibitions become an exemplary gesture of the power of subjectivity to the audience at large. The program is dedicated to contemporary art as well as important artistic movements and artists that have defined the last forty years. »