Curated Highlights: Joost Vanhaerents' Selection from Art Brussels Week

Art Brussels
May 28, 2021 10:00AM

Joost Vanhaerents is the co-owner of the Vanhaerents Art Collection in Belgium, a unique and comprehensive collection of contemporary art, assembled by Walter Vanhaerents and his children Els and Joost. It enjoys the individual approach to collecting of its founders, as well as their shared passion for new and provocative art. The origins of the Vanhaerents Art Collection date back to the 1970s, when Walter Vanhaerents began amassing his first works of art.

Gathering pieces that were considered extremely fierce and radical at the time, he laid the groundwork for a collection that nowadays ranges among the most prestigious worldwide. The collection reflects the diversity and vitality of current art practices. Both established and emerging artists are represented, with works in various media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video.

Joost Vanhaerents. Photo: Vincent Verbist

'When ART is chosen by the HEART you will never be disappointed.'

–– Joost Vanhaerents

Below, discover Joost Vanhaerents' selection of highlights from Art Brussels WEEK.

Carlos Aires
Icono gástrico I, 2019
ADN Galeria (Barcelona)
Jordi Colomer
The Istanbul Map, 2010
ADN Galeria (Barcelona)

Climbing on a rooftop in a misty metropolitan city for a panoramic view with the city map in your hands. The city is not an image and maps betray experience. Is it possible to talk to a city? And if the answer is yes: where from?

Regine Schumann
Colormirror mesh 02, 2021
Dep Art Gallery
James White
Keys/Glass, 2020
Galerie Greta Meert
Emmanuel Van der Auwera
VideoSculpture XXII (White Noise), 2020
Harlan Levey Projects

Fantastic work in the exhibition of Marcin Dudek at Harlan Levey’s new space in Molenbeek, Brussels. Once opened, the retable is a shrine of beautiful works relating to the past of the artist as a hooligan. As a part of the process of grieving and coping with his past.

Mindy Shapero
Scar of Midnight Portal, floaters floating, 2021

A beautiful picture of a magical place on earth. The Roden Crater is the passion project of the greatest living light art artist on earth.

Jens Wolf
19.34, 2019
Ronchini Gallery
Phoebe Boswell
Notes on a Lockdown: I Just Want To Be Touched Again (after 'Isolation Fascination', 2020 #elizabethilsey via @jerrysaltz via @girlsonprn), 2021
Sapar Contemporary

COVID has been an inspiration for many artists. The lockdown in their studios gave them a lot of creative time. The light at the end of the tunnel is visible now. Hopefully soon we can touch each other again.

–– Joost Vanhaerents

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