Centre Pompidou in Paris names new president as Brussels branch backtracks over ‘sexist’ appointment

The Kanal-Centre Pompidou in Belgium has responded to outcry over decision to make Bernard Blistène a co-director alongside Kasia Redzisz

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

Art market

Performance art finds its voice at Independent Brussels

Contemporary fair has reinvented itself after scaling back and moving to a November slot, although it has lost some big name exhibitors

Conservation & Preservation

Family reunited: US exhibition brings together the pieces of cut-up 17th-century Frans Hals portrait

Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio shows three paintings confirmed as one original work by recent conservation

Contemporary art

From Brussels to Bogotá: where will the Pompidou pop up next?

As museum's teaser show opens in the Belgian capital, its president, Serge Lasvignes, tells us about branching out from Paris


Centre Pompidou's Brussels satellite takes shape with announcement of winning architects

Pre-launch programme of exhibitions in former Citroën garage will enable visitors to discover the building "in its raw state"

Art market

Brafa beefs up its contemporary art offering

Long-established Brussels fair bolsters more patchy modern works on show to complement strength in haute époque, ethnographic and ancient art


Wiels Contemporary Art Centre as the Absent Museum: old and new works come together in centre's 10th anniversary exhibition

In the heart of Europe, a new show reflects a diverse and globalised world


Tax squabble may force sale of €25m pre-Colombian art collection

Gift to Brussels museum is stalled by dispute between region and state


Agreement reached on EEC exports and restitution

The Regulation to enter into force by the end of March, the Directive in October

Old Masters

Trends in Old Master drawings over the last twelve years analysed by Professor Victor Ginsburgh and Nicholas Schwed of Brussels University, who apply a new methodology

Of course every work of art is unique—but enter the technique of “hedonic regression”