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Art market

'You need to predict what will be important in tomorrow’s world': Xavier Hufkens on opening another gallery during a pandemic

The art dealer is opening a third space in Brussels today with an exhibition of new works by Sterling Ruby

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Monuments

Campaign launched by teenager to remove statues of Congo coloniser Leopold II gains pace in Belgium

Monuments of the king were targeted by anti-racism protestors last weekend

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Johannes Vermeer

Unknown masterpiece? Picture 'likely' based on lost Vermeer to be unveiled in Antwerp

A Young Woman with a Wine Glass and a Musician playing a Tenor Recorder could be a copy of a work by the great Dutch painter

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Museums

Museums in Belgium and Italy to reopen mid-May under phased lifting of lockdown

Belgian museum director says his institution is “ready to serve as a test room”

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Exhibitions

Léon Spilliaert’s doom and gloom to light up the Royal Academy of Arts

The first major UK show will include 80 works by the little-known Belgian artist who has always "escaped easy categorisation"

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Bernar Venet

In Pictures: the making of Europe’s largest public sculpture

Bernar Venet’s vast steel arc has been installed on a Belgian motorway

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Art fairs

What am I actually buying? Performance art-only fair in Brussels faces challenge of materiality

A Performance Affair introduces new protocol to specify what is on offer and its secondary market development

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Bernar Venet

Europe's largest public sculpture to be unveiled on Belgian motorway in October

The 60m roadside steel sculpture by French artist Bernar Venet was rejected by the French government 35 years ago

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Attribution

Former politician questions authenticity of Khnopff sculpture

Sculpture is currently the centrepiece of a major Paris survey

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Discoveries

Newly discovered Michaelina Wautier painting added to first major show on Baroque’s forgotten female master

And experts are convinced that “many more works will pop up”

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Exhibitions

What René Magritte did when Surrealism was trumped by ‘Nazi idiots’

Exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art explores Belgium artist's lesser-known late period

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Bruges Triennial

In Bruges: sea plastic, Chinese crabs and a Spanish pool take centre stage at triennial

Commissions for the second edition of the Bruges Triennial are closely linked with the city’s famous canals

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Collectors

Belgium’s contemporary art collectors

The contemporary art collectors of Belgium

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Artist interview

Why paintings succeed where words fail: Interview with Luc Tymans

The Belgian artist talked to us about the messages art can convey on the eve of exhibitions in Europe, Russia and the United States

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Ghent

A new quadrennial in Ghent, US-curated this time

Little known fact: the Flemish part of Belgium has one of the highest concentrations of contemporary art collectors and enthusiasts in the world

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September 2001

Luc Tymans: on pigeon power

Belgium's representative at this year's Venice Biennale explains why pigeons are not symbols of peace, how he depicts violence without actually showing it and why he returned to painting

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Belgium

Panamarenko on show at Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel

The exhibition will run from 17 May until 15 October

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Art market

Belgian statistics reinforce British fears that EC policies will drive out the art trade

“VAT and droit de suite have destroyed the nation’s art market”

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Restitution

The point of no return - Europe climbs on the restitution bandwagon

But the process has stalled as far as large-scale restitution between Russia and Germany is concerned

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Belgium

What's on in Belgium: Parmiggiani, Basquiat, and artists at home

A busy month for Brussels