Every month, The Art Society organizes an exclusive event for its members. By doing this, people are able to visit places that would otherwise be only exceptionally or very difficult to access. Just think of visits of artists’ studios, private or corporate collections, one- or multi-day foreign trips to ‘cultural capitals’, visits in preview to museums and galleries, interesting conferences …
Sunday 2 September 2018
Daytrip to Bruges, at the occasion of Triennale Bruges Liquid City. Exclusive visit of the Groeninghe collection at the College of Europe, guided by some of the members. Visit of part of the Triënnale parcours. In combination with an artist studio in the historic centre of Bruges.
Thu 25 – Sun 28 October 2018
3-Day art trip to Bilbao & Santander (ES). Visit of the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao with the solo show Joana Vasconcelos. I’m your mirror and visit of the Centro Botín in Santander, finished one year ago. Two architecturally impressive museums with exciting exhibitions.
Saturday 10 November 2018
Daytrip to Brussels. Special welcome at Kanal Pompidou before the construction works. Visit of the new presentation at Vanhaerents Art Collection. VIP experience at Independent art fair, with curator tour and artist performance.
Saturday 8 December 2018
Visit in Kallo. Guided visit of the Phoebus Foundation, art collection Katoen Natie at the Singelberg site in Kallo, behind-the-scenes at the restoration studio, the art depots and tour of the sculpture garden. In combination with a visit of the winter exhibition at Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke.
Sunday 24 September 2017
Visit of The Artist/Knight at Gaasbeek Castle in Lennik. The Artist/Knight pays homage to the knight as a figure of style, a poetic icon who gallops through our imagination. Exhibition curated by Joanna De Vos, with works by artists of international renommee. In combination with a visit to the studio of Renato Nicolodi in Roosdaal and of Douglas Eynon in Anderlecht.
Monday 23 October 2017
Conference at Flagey with Christo as central guest. Public talk about the Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 and Work In Progress, The Mastaba, Project For Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by Christo. A unique opportunity to get to know Christo. Followed by a private walking dinner at Flagey.
Tuesday 24 October 2017
Preview of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Urban Projects at ING Art Center. This is the first retrospective museum exhibition since the 1990s of the urban projects created by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. A unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into the creative process of this unclassifiable artist couple.
More information: https://about.ing.be/
Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 November 2017
The Art Society invited by Art Düsseldorf 2017 (1st edition) at Areal Böhler.
Top VIP Program designed for art collectors with a stellar line up of studio vistis, the visit of new private museums and receptions for international collectors.
More information: www.art-dus.de
Friday 24 November 2017
Daytrip to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire (UK). Visit of SOFTER, a solo exhibition by American artist Jenny Holzer at the fabulous Blenheim grounds. Visit of the exhibition in the Palace, Park and Gardens. A VIP shuttle from and to St. Pancreas train station will be available (participants book their own train tickets; first train in the morning – last train in the evening).
Saturday 9 December 2017
Daytrip to Antwerp. Visit of the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation in Wijnegem. In combination with a visit of Studio Koen van den Broek in Merksem.
Thursday 25 January 2018
Exclusive visit of Lhoist art collection, Limelette. Evening visit of the contemporary art collection of Lhoist Group in Limelette, currently not accesible anymore to the public. The extensive guided tour will be followed by a private dinner at TERO Bièrges.
More information: www.lhoist-collection.com
Saturday 24 February 2018
Daytrip to Oudenaarde, guided visit of Art Casting. Art Casting is recognized as the art foundry in Belgium, working for internationally renowned visual artists. In combination with visits of artist studios, like Tim Volckaert and Kris Martin. Walking dinner and visit of the collections at SONS Kruishoutem.
Sunday 4 March 2018
Daytrip to Hainaut, visit of MAC’s Le Grand-Hornu and BPS22 Charleroi. Guided visit of the exhibition Adel Abdessemed. Otchi Tchiornie, at MAC’s Le Grand-Hornu in Boussu (welcome by Director Dennis Gielen), and of Marcel Berlanger. Fig., at BPS22 in Charleroi (welcome by Director Pierre-Olivier Rollin).
Sunday 29 April 2018
Visits in Brussels at the occasion of the art fairs. Visit of Private Choices at Centrale for Contemporary Art, guided by the collectors. In combination with a visit to the Servais Family Collection and to Studio Thomas Lerooy.
Mon 28 May – Sun 3 June 2018 (new dates!)
Art trip Provence. Possible visits : Château La Coste (Le Puy Sainte Réparade), La Commanderie de Peyrassol (Flassans), Fondation Bernar Venet (Le Muy), Domaine du Muy (Le Muy), Fondation Maeght (Saint-Paul-de-Vence), …
Visits of private collections at multiple locations in Belgium. Just like each year, you will be given the opportunity to choose and visit one private collection among a dozen proposed. Visits in small groups.
Saturday 24 September 2016
Ixelles (Brussels) art tour. Guided tour of Decor at the Villa Empain – Fondation Boghossian and of Comme si de rien n’était in the gardens at the Maison David & Alice Van Buuren. Followed by unique visits of the artist studios of Sophie Whettnall and Sanam Khatibi.
Sunday 9 October 2016
Daytrip to Wassenaar (NL). Exclusive preview of the new Museum Voorlinden in the company of founder Joop van Caldenborgh. This is a must-visit museum still opening in 2016! We will visit highlights of the permanent collection and the private sculpture garden Clingenbosch.
Tuesday 1 – Thursday 3 November 2016
Art trip to Milan (IT). Discovery of the contemporary art scene in Milan. We will visit several art institutions: Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Fondazione Prada, Hangar Bicocca, … Next to this, we will visit some exciting artist studios: Roberto Cuoghi and Luca Pancrazzi. We will also visit one of Italy’s most renowned private collections. In combination with visits of famous galleries like Massimo De Carlo (solo show by Urs Fischer). Feel free to extend your stay and attend the Artissima art fair in Turin!
Monday 5 December 2016
Nocturne Guggenheim. Full Abstraction @ ING Art Center. Come and admire more than 60 masterpieces of 1940s-1960s European and American art from the collections of Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim. Take the opportunity to get a private tour of this popular exhibition.
More information: https://about.ing.be/About-ING/Art/Guggenheim-Full-Abstraction.htm
Thursday 26 January 2017
Visit of our sponsor IPARC in Kampenhout. We will be the first group to visit the new operating basis of IPARC, with an expanded lab, multispectral imaging studio and the studios for paintings, modern and contemporary materials, stone, polychromic sculpture, wood and textiles. We will also be able to see the art storage facility. This evening will be the occasion to bring a toast to the New Year!
More information: www.iparc.eu
Sunday 26 February 2017
Daytrip to East-Flanders, mainly Ghent. Focus on artist studios. Visit of the Herbert Foundation: exhibition Time Extended /1964-1978. Next to this, we will get the exclusive opportunity to visit the studio of photographer Dirk Braeckman who will represent Belgium at the Venice Biennial, and meet Eva Wittocx appointed as curator for the Belgian Pavilion. In combination with a visit to the studio and the Castle of Wim Delvoye.
Saturday 25 March 2017
Daytrip to West-Flanders, mainly Kortrijk. Focus on private collections. Visits of major private and corporate collections in Kortrijk, Roeselare and surroundings that are usually locked away behind closed doors. We will visit several collections and meet the collectors personally. In combination with a unique preview at Deweer Gallery, and an encounter with Enrique Marty and Benjamin Moravec.
More information: www.deweergallery.be
Monday 24 – Friday 28 April 2017
The Art Society invited by Art Cologne 2017 (51st edition).
Top VIP Program designed for art collectors with a stellar line up of studio vistis, the visit of new private museums in the Rhineland and receptions for international collectors.
More information: www.artcologne.com
Sunday 30 April 2017
Visits in Brussels at the occasion of the art fairs. Guided tour of From here to eternity at Maison Particulière and of Notes on our equilibrium at CAB Art Center. Furthermore, we will visit Enough Room for Space, and the artist studios of Maarten Vanden Eynde and Marjolijn Dijkman.
June 2017 (multiple dates)
Visits of private and corporate collections at multiple locations in Belgium. Just like each year, you will be given the opportunity to choose and visit one private or corporate collection among a dozen proposed. Visits in small groups.
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 July 2017
Trip to Kassel and Münster. During this trip, we will visit the famous Documenta 14 in Kassel held every 5 years and the Skulptur Projekte in Munster held every 10 years. In combination with a visit to the Centre for International Light Art in Unna.
Friday 25 September 2015
Daytrip at the occasion of Mons 2015. Visit of the Clouds exhibition in the gardens, stables and Orangerie of the Castle of Le Roeulx (Le Roeulx), welcomed by Prince Olivier de Croÿ and Sophie Chartier. Followed by two contemporary art exhibitions in Mons: Atopolis (Manège de Sury), where artists are temporary installing a proposal for an ideal city, and La Chine ardente (les anciens abattoirs), with monumental sculptural works by contemporary Chinese artists. Combined with a visit of the company collection of I.D.E.A.
Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 October 2015
Two-day trip to the Düsseldorf region. Visit of two exhibitions: the retrospective Olafur Eliasson. Works from the Boros Collection 1994-2015 at the Langen Foundation (Neuss) – building by Tadao Ando – and the group exhibition The Problem of God at K21 (Düsseldorf). Followed by a visit of the private collection of Gil Bronner (Philara) and a unique pre-visit of the building site of his new museum. Combined with a visit of the studio of Stefan Kürten and Jutta Haeckel and a gallery tour in the Flingern district, in the company of Daniela Steinfeld.
Monday 16 November 2015
Pop Art in Belgium! @ ING Brussels (Place Royale) – special nocturne for The Art Society & friends with a Pop Art inspired walking dinner (by our chef Yves Mattagne). Introduction to the exhibition by Patricia De Peuter (Head of ING Art Management), followed by guided tours. This big event will be the opportunity to invite your fellow collectors and introduce them to the club. Save the date!
More information: about.ing.be
Sunday 10 January 2016
Daytrip to Luxembourg. Visit of Eppur si muove. Art and Technology, a shared sphere at the MUDAM Luxembourg. Combined with a visit of the new residency studio of the artist duo Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil at the industrial site in Belval and a visit of Le Freeport Luxembourg to see the recently installed sculpture by Feipel & Bechameil.
Sunday 21 February 2016
Daytrip to Leuven. Visit of the exhibition Sarah Morris. Astros Hawk in Museum M, introduction by curator Eva Wittocx. Combined with a visit of The White House Gallery in Lovenjoel, a visit of the studio of Patrick Keulemans and a visit of Cas-Co Leuven (Ash Bowland, Kaïn Walgrave & Kasper Bogaert).
Saturday 5 March 2016
Visits of important artist studios in the Brussels region, discovering new work. Visit of the studio of Helmut Stallaerts, winner of the YBAP public prize 2013, of Tina Gillen, recent solo show Echo at BOZAR, and of Paul Casaer.
Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 April 2016
The Art Society invited by Art Cologne 2016 (50th birthday), event by AB fine art travel and Art Cologne.
Top VIP Program designed for art collectors who would like to enjoy what Düsseldorf and Cologne have to offer art wise, with a stellar line up of visits to private collections, artists studios, exhibition openings, tours and special events.
More information: www.artcologne.com
Events at the occasion of Art Brussels 2016.
Thursday 21 April
Exclusive preview of the Art Brussels art fair at Tour & Taxis. Open bar and performance by the Austrian conceptual artist Kurt Ryslavy at the ING booth, main sponsor of Art Brussels.
Friday 22 April
View of the spectacular exhibition Peter Kogler. Next (curated by Ami Barak) at the ING Art Center, followed by a private cocktail reception together with Brussels art VIPs.
Thursday 28 April
Visit of the studio of South African conceptual artist Kendell Geers. Guided visit of the Vanhaerents Art Collection: new site-specific installation by Tomás Saraceno. Many suns and worlds, followed by a festive walking dinner.
Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 May 2016
A trip to Oslo, Norway. Visits of museums, galleries, an artist studio and a private collection.
Visits of private & corporate collections in Belgium. Once again, you will be given the opportunity to choose one collection, among a dozen proposed.
Sunday 21 September 2014
Visit of artist studios in Ghent: Leo Gabin (artist collective consisting of Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem and Robin De Vooght), Michel Buylen, Thomas Bogaert and Anouk De Clercq.
Sunday 12 October 2014
Visit of the exhibition Passions Secrètes in the Tripostal in Lille, showing work from private Flemish collections. In combination with the visit of the private collection of Michel Poitevin and an encounter with photographer Gautier Deblonde.
More information: www.lille3000.eu/lille3000/fr/event/passions-secretes – www.gautierdeblonde.com
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Trip to Paris, visiting the new Foundation Louis Vuitton, founded by Bernard Arnault in 2006 and housed in a building by Frank Gehry. Combined with a visit of the collection Jean-Philippe et Françoise Billarant Le Silo.
Saturday 6 December 2014
Visit of artist studios in Antwerp: Troubleyn Laboratorium (Jan Fabre’s base of operations provided with rehearsal spaces and offices, in a renovated building by Jan Dekeyser with a collection of integrated artworks), Peter De Cupere, Cindy Wright and Nadia Naveau.
Monday 26 January 2015
Conference in Brussels: Contemporary Biennials, a global perspective by Rafal Niemojewski (Deputy Director of the Biennial Foundation). Combined with a guided visit of the ING collection.
Saturday 7 March 2015
(replacing February event)
Daytrip to Hasselt and Genk: visit of the artist studio of Koen Vanmechelen (‘Open University of Diversity’) and of Z33 House of Contemporary Art (exhibition Konstantin Grcic – Panorama) in Hasselt, combined with a visit of studio Pieter Stockmans and of the exhibition Gideon Kiefer in C-mine Genk.
Friday 27 – Saturday 28 March 2015
Trip to Frankfurt am Main. Visit of museums: the Städel Museum, the MMK1 Museum für Moderne Kunst (Isa Genzken) and MMK2 (Boom She Boom), Frankfurter Kunstverein (New Frankfurt Internationals), Schirn Kunsthalle (Alicja Kwade) and Portikus (Meyer Vaisman). Combined with visits of artist studios: Thomas Bayrle, Tobias Rehberger, Michael Riedel and Mike Bouchet. Visit of Parisa Kind gallery and of the European Central Bank.
Activities at the occasion of Art Brussels 2015.
Friday 24 April
Visit of the Art Brussels fair, in preview.
Wednesday 29 April
Visit of three exhibitions in Brussels that offer a rich perspective on contemporary artistic practices. African Odysseys in BRASS enters into dialogue with Body Talk in WIELS. Work/Travail/Arbeid (WIELS) is a world première of an experimental project by the internationally renowned choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
Friday 22 May 2015
Visit of the recently opened Patinoire Royale (or Royal Skating), historical monument, in Brussels to discover the opening exhibition La Résistance des Images, 1960 – 2010 (Resistance of the image) dedicated to narrative figuration. Combined with a visit of Daniel Templon gallery (solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz) and an encounter with Agnès Thurnauer at Valérie Bach gallery.
Visits of private & corporate collections in Belgium. To end the season, you will be given the opportunity to visit a private collection of your choice, among a dozen proposed.
Saturday 14 September 2013
Visit of the opening exhibition As if it Could, ouverture at the Herbert Foundation and of the artist studios of Manor Grunewald and Jasper Rigole (winner YBAP), in Ghent. Visit of the Vlerick Business School to see some works of the collections of Leo Van Tuyckom and Geert Behaegel.
Friday 11 October 2013
Daytrip to Düsseldorf to visit the exhibitions Alexander Calder – Avant-garde in Motion in K20 and Tomás Saraceno – in orbit in K21. Visit of the Julia Stoschek Collection and of the artist studios of Paloma Varga Weisz and Markus Karstiess.
Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 November 2013
Trip to Berlin. Visit of private collections, museums, artist studios and galleries.
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Conference at the ING auditorium in Brussels. Collectors panel with Walter Vanhaerents, Mark Vanmoerkerke and Bruno van Lierde (moderator: Nicola Setari).
Sunday 19 January 2014
Visit of the studios of Hans Op de Beeck and Pascal Bernier, both in Brussels.
Friday 21 February 2014
Daytrip to Lille and Dunkerque to visit the studio of Todd & Fitch and FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 April 2014
(replacing March event)
Trip to Cologne, at the occasion of Art Cologne. Visit of private collections, museums, artist studios and galleries.
More information: www.artcologne.de
Thursday 24 April 2014
Vanhaerents Art Collection: visit of the new exhibition Man in the Mirror.
More information: www.vanhaerentsartcollection.com
Preview Art Brussels 2014.
More information: www.artbrussels.com
Tuesday 27 May 2014
Visit of the Villa Empain (Boghossian Foundation) to see the exhibition A book between two stools with works from a private Belgian collection.
More information: www.villaempain.com
Visit of private collections in Belgium. Once again, you will be given the opportunity to choose one collection, among a dozen proposed.
From Saturday 29 September to Tuesday 2 October 2012
Trip to Porto.
Visit of Porto’s historic centre (UNESCO world heritage), the Casa da Música (with a concert by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet), the Mario Sequeira gallery in Braga, the city of Guimarães (European Capital of Culture in 2012), the world famous Serralves Foundation and the best contemporary art galleries in the city of Porto.
Saturday 13 October 2012
Visit the exhibition “Alfredo Jaar: Let there be Light” (curator Katerina Gregos), preceded by a lecture by the artist. In Brussels.
Friday 16 November 2012
Daytrip to Paris and visit of the fair Paris Photo (Grand Palais) and of the Palais de Tokyo. Paris Photo is the most prestigious art fair dedicated to historical and contemporary photography. At the Palais de Tokyo we will visit the exhibitions around the cycle “Imagine the imaginary.” This first series of exhibitions is an excellent opportunity to rediscover the Palais de Tokyo, which comes through a profound transformation.
Sunday 9 December 2012
Visit artists’ studios near Oudenaarde: Johan Tahon, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh and Matthieu Ronsse.
Together with a visit of the collections of Shoes Or No Shoes? (SONS) in Kruishoutem.
Visit of the Stedelijk Museum, in Amsterdam, which has also undergone tremendous renovations and an important expansion. Benthem Crouwel architects have completed the renovation and the new extension, also known as the ‘Baththub’ for its extraordinary design. We will take the major retrospective devoted to Mike Kelley to rediscover this temple of contemporary art!
Together with a visit of a private collection and/or an artists’ studio.
More information: www.stedelijk.nl
Thursday 21 February 2013
Gala dinner celebrating ten years of existence of The Art Society (ING Place Royale).
Together with a visit of the exhibition “Yves Saint Laurent. Visionair”.
More information: www.ing.be/art
Saturday 23 March 2013
Visit of the private collection of Frédéric de Goldschmidt – Rothschild, combined with the opening of the exhibition “Volume 1: INformal” (with Katja Kollowa, Katinka Pilscheur en Benjamin Weber).
More information: xx7777777xx.com
Activities around Art Brussels 2013
Wednesday 17 April
Visit of the Art Brussels fair, in preview.
Thursday 18 April
Visit of the Slick art fair, in preview.
Saturday 20 April
Talk “How to collect and exhibit Performance Art?”
(with Roselee Goldberg, Marc & Josée Gensollen, Guillaume Désanges, Nathalie Guiot et Chantal Pontbriand).
Sunday 28 April
(Private visit of the exhibition in the exceptional house of Nathalie Guiot, by architect Corbiau).
Visit of private collections in Belgium. Once again, you will be given the opportunity to choose a collection, among a dozen proposed.
Friday 21 June 2013
Trip to Cologne. Visit of the studio of German sculptor Lutz Fritsch, the Skulpturenpark Köln: KölnSkulptur #7 (guided by curator Friedrich Meschede), a private collection and the Jablonka “Böhm” Chapel (with an exposition of Matt Mullican).
Monday 11 September 2011
Visit of Kunst & Zwalm, a contemporary outdoor art biennial in the unique landscape and idyllic region of Zwalm. A bike ride that will end in one of the nicest places of the route, Beerlegem Castle, where we will be welcomed by the Count and Countess Hubert d’Ursel.
More information: www.kunst-en-zwalm.be
Tuesday 11 October 2011
Getaway to Chatsworth, in England. We will visit the Beyond Limits exhibition organized by Sotheby’s (private sale). On this occasion, a set of monumental sculptures, both modern and contemporary, will be shown in the gardens of the property of the Dukes of Devonshire. We will also visit Chatsworth House and its more classical collections. Optionally, an extension is planned in London for the Frieze Art Fair.
Friday 18 November 2011
Private tour of the Koekoekschmuck in the “Miljoenenkwartier” in Ghent. In November 2011, Villa de Bondt again organises a contemporary jewellery exhibition. Ted Noten’s work will be exhibited in the Villa de Bondt and in a dozen other houses in the neighbourhood. A unique event that will also allow to discover some beautiful houses.
At the invitation of the Groeninge collectors club, which celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are invited to attend a lecture by Chris Dercon, Director of the Tate Modern. It will also be the opportunity to discover the collections of the club, as for the occasion about fifty works will be exhibited in the College of Europe in Bruges.
Sunday 29 January 2012
Course of artists’ studios in Antwerp, discovering young talent!
February – March 2012 (10 dates)
Visit of a private collection in Belgium: one to choose from about ten proposed.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Visit of the Tony Cragg studio in Wuppertal, and the Waldfrieden Sculpture Park.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
30th contemporary art fair Art Brussels and visit in preview.
More information: www.artbrussels.be
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Day in London: the Zabludowicz Collection, visit to Sotheby’s for a preview of the Gunter Sachs sale, and afternoon at the Tate Modern for a visit of the Damien Hirst, the Alighiero e Boetti and the Yayoi Kusama exhibitions.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Visit of Manifesta 9: “The Deep of the Modern”. The international biennial of contemporary art settles in Genk this year, in the former coalmines.
Monday 20 September 2010
Daytrip to the Castle of Versailles for an exhibition dedicated to the world-famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. In combination with the visit of an artist studio.
More information: www.chateauversailles.fr
Sunday 10 october 2010
Daytrip to Sint-Niklaas. Coup de Ville is an exhibition and city festival held in private and public locations, gardens as well as museums. Is being organized by WARP an organisation that promotes contemporary art under the curatorship of Stef Van Belllingen and Jan Hoet.
More information: www.warp-art.be
From Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 November 2010
Trip to Torino.
Visit of the art fair Artissima and the most important institutions of contemporary art of the city: the GAM, the Castello di Rivoli, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the Fondazione Merz.
Meeting with local artists under whom possibly Giovanni Anselmo, Giuseppe Penone or Giulio Paolini, as well as a visit to a private collection.
Sunday 5 December 2010
Daytrip to Bruges on the occasion of the city festival Brugge Centraal. We have chosen two major highlights for this event: the exhibition of Luc Tuymans: A vision of Central Europe and the contemporary dance performance Impromptus from the German choreographer Sasha Waltz (at the Concertgebouw).
Wednesday 2 February 2011
Visit of the monographic exhibition “des veines, au ciel, ouvertes” dedicated to Giuseppe Penone at the MAC’s in the Grand Hornu.
More information: www.mac-s.be
March 2011 (10 dates)
Visit of 10 private collections in Belgium.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
29th Art Brussels contemporary art fair. We will visit the art fair in preview and discover as first the new work of Kühne & Klein for the ING stand on the fair.
More information: www.artbrussels.be
Thursday 28 April 2011
The day after, we visit a new centre for contemporary art that opens in Brussels at the initiative of a couple of collectors.
More information: www.maisonparticuliere.be
Monday 30 May 2011
Trip to Paris in collaboration with our partner Sotheby’s, for the sales previews of the contemporary art sales. Combined with a visit of Wang Du‘s studio.
Visit of various private collections in Belgium.
Sunday September 27th, 2009
Visit to Contour 2009, the 4th Biennial of Moving Image, which will take place in Mechelen. Theme: Hidden In Remembrance Is The Silent Memory Of Our Future. Curator: Katerina Gregos.
More information: http://www.contour2009.be/
From Thursday to Saturday 22nd – 24th October 2009
Trip to Istanbul.
Visit of the 11th International Biennial of Istanbul, which can be considered of one of the most prestigious biennials and visit of various private collections (Sakip Sabanci Museum, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art). We will also visit the most important museum and art centres: Istanbul Modern, the museum for modern and contemporary art and Santral Istanbul, a new contemporary art centre in a previous power station. And of course, we visit also the most important contemporary art galleries of this mythical city.
Sunday November 15th 2009
Route alongside the Channel in Brussels with visit of various artist studios, in collaboration with Komplot, a collective of curators whose objective is to analyze new forms of exhibitions and an exchange platform between artists.
More information: http://www.kmplt.be/
Thursday December 10th 2009
Visit of a company collection and a private collection: an artistic and architectural discovery.
Wednesday January 6th 2010
Daytrip to Ghent dedicated to the visit of the artist studio of Sofie Muller and the exhibition of Michel François at the S.M.A.K.
Monday February 8th 2010
Our partner Sotheby’s brings us to London for the visit in preview of the “Contemporary Art Sales” of February. We will also enjoy an authentic “Afternoon Tea ” offered by our guest. Afterwards, we will have the honor to visit the artist studio of Anthony Gormley and visit the Monsoon Art Collection.
Wednesday 24th and Tuesday March 30th 2010
Visit of private collections, by different members of The Art Society.
Thursday April 22th 2010
28th Art Brussels contemporary art fair. On the occasion we will organise a conference followed by a brunch in combination with the visit of the fair in Preview.
More information: http://www.artbrussels.be/
Daytrip to Metz on the occasion of the opening of the new Centre Pompidou-Metz.
More information: http://www.centrepompidou-metz.fr/
Visit of a private collection.
Within the context of Design September in Brussels, visit of the exhibitions “Gevers Design, Inventaire d’un Inventeur” and “Still” by the students of the Eindhoven Design Academy. Followed by a trip to the studios of the Belgian designers, Danny Venlet, Atelier A1 and Pol Quadens.
Exclusive guided tour of the Brussels Biennial in conjunction with a visit of the workshop of the South African artist Kendell Geers.
Daytrip in Hainaut. We visited the MAC’s where the work of Jean-Marc Bustamante is exhibited and B.P.S.22 to see the Jean-Luc Moerman exhibition.
Daytrip to Metz in Lorraine where the FRAC (Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain) organised the exhibition “Gravity, weightless narratives”. The trip ended with a visit to the Centre d’Art Contemporain of the Delme Synagogue to view an exhibition dedicated to Julien Prévieux.
Daytrip to Dunkerque for a major retrospective of the work of the British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. Visit of the exhibitions “Steel sculptures” at the LAAC, “Paper and volumes” at the Gravelines museum and the “The Choir of Light” in the St John the Baptist church in Bourbourg.
Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5/02/09
2-day trip to Rotterdam. Preview of the major international Art Fair as well as the Design Object Fair in Rotterdam. Various fringe events were also planned: visit to the De Bruin-Heyn private collection with works by John Baldessari and Matt Mullican, discovery of the “Scheepvaart- en Transportcollege” designed by the architects Neutelings et Riedijk, guided tour of the major retrospective of the sculptor Alberto Giacometti at the Kunsthal and boat trip on the theme of architecture.
Daytrip to Eindhoven, to the Van Abbe museum, with a visit to the exhibition of the Lithuanian photographer Deimantas Narkevicius, and to Tilburg, to the De Pont Museum, with a spotlight on David Claerbout and Luuk Wilmering.
Preview of the 27th Art Brussels contemporary art fair. On this occasion The Art Society is organising a conference on the theme: “the mechanisms of the contemporary art market, analysis and scrutiny of the current situation”. Our guest speaker is Judith Benhamou-Huet, who is a French art critique and journalist, as well as the author of the bestseller “Art Business”.
More information: www.artbrussels.be
Visit of the Middelheim museum in Antwerp, which is organising an exhibition of the works of the American artist Chris Burden. In conjunction with a visit to an artist’s studio.
More information: http://museum.antwerpen.be/Middelheimopenluchtmuseum
We hope to conclude the season with a visit to the new Magritte museum, in the Hôtel Altenloh, place Royale in Brussels.
Daytrip to Amsterdam. Visit to the De Appel Foundation, where video work of Michaël Borremans is exhibited. We will also visit the center for fashion and design Platform 21 and the institute De Ateliers, before closing the day with a visit of ING House.
Monday 8/10 & Tuesday 9/10/07
A trip to the United Kingdom for the Private Sale Beyond Limits organised by Sotheby’s in Chatsworth. We will also visit galleries and contemporary exhibition rooms in Manchester.
Daytrip to Antwerp for a visit to the Atelier of David Claerbout, a well-known videast, as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art, Extra City, where we will visit two exhibitions, one of Luke Fowler (The Nine Monads Of David Bell), the other of Joachim Koester (Numerous Incidents Of Indefinite Outcome).
Daytrip to Düsseldorf for exhibitions by the Dutch duo Jeroen de Rijke en Willem de Rooij at the K21 and the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto at the K20. We end the day with a visit to the gallery Sies+Höke.
Conference by Fei Dawei, Artistic Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing: Chinese contemporary art, the current status (in French). The UCCA opened early November 2007 and realises the ultimate dream of the Belgian collectors Guy and Myriam Ullens de Schooten.
More info: www.ullens-center.org
Visit to the studio of the Peruvian artist Jota Castro. In Brussels.
Daytrip to Ghent, where we will visit the studios of the internationally well-known artists Berlinde De Bruyckere and Peter Buggenhout. We will also visit the Dhondt-Dhaenens Museum at Deurle to discover the works of the Young Polish artist Robert Kusmirowski as well as the installations of the Belgian Anouk De Clercq.
Looking ahead to the Art Brussels fair (opening the day after), The Art Society is organising a conference dedicated to Russian contemporary art. The French collector Pierre Brochet will be our guest speaker and the panel also includes 3 galleries from Moscow: Aidan, Regina & XL Gallery.
Pierre Brochet lives and works in Moscow and has accumulated what is now regarded as one of the most valuable and extensive collections of Russian contemporary art in the world.
Daytrip to France. Visit to the Contemporary Art Foundation Daniel et Florence Guerlain near Paris. We will also visit the exhibition Les traces du Sacré in the Centre Pompidou.
More info: www.centrepompidou.fr
To conclude this season we will invite you to visit several private collections in Belgium.
Visit to the Caldic Collection in the Netherlands. This art collection from the 20th century is especially reputed for its outstanding outdoor sculpture park at Wassenaar, near The Hague. We will also visit the Atelier Van Lieshout, where Joep Van Lieshout himself will guide us through his studio.
More info: www.ateliervanlieshout.com
Daytrip to Ghent, where we will visit the studios of the internationally well-known artists Dirk Braeckman and Wim Delvoye.
Thursday 30/11 & Friday 01/12/06
A trip to London, where our partner Hiscox will take us on Thursday evening to the private residence of the art dealer Ivor Braka in Cadogan Square. On Friday morning we will visit, under the expert guidance of Hans Ulrich Obrist, the exhibition From Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection: In the Darkest Hour, There will be Light, which is based on the special private collection of Damien Hirst.
More info: www.serpentinegallery.org
A private viewing at argos in Brussels. This centre for contemporary audiovisual arts is being renovated at the moment and reopens to the public on November 25th with two exhibitions. On the one hand we have the exhibition Being, In Brussels, which assembles the work of some of the international artists who reside and work in Brussels (such as Jota Castro, Pierre Bismuth en Kendelll Geers). On the other hand we have the retrospective of the work of Joëlle Tuerlinckx. Throughout the years argos has catalogued and archived the film productions of this Belgian artist.
More info: www.argosarts.org
Conference in Brussels. Jan Hoet will introduce us to Marta Herford museum, and explain to us the problem of constituting its art collection.
More info: www.martaherford.de
Daytrip to Luxembourg where we will visit the exhibition devoted to the oeuvre of Michel Majerus in the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Mudam). Afterwards we will visit the project ‘On/Off’ in the Casino, a group exhibition of several international artists.
Daytrip to Paris where we will visit a private collection and a museum exhibition.
Contemporary art fair Art Brussels and affiliated program. As in the year before, we will take the opportunity to invite you to a collectors’ panel, to which two or three major collectors will be invited. Afterwards we will, of course, visit the art fair in preview More info:
More information: www.artbrussels.be
Visit to the Lhoist Collection at Limelette. The Lhoist Group, originally a Belgian Group and world leader in chalk and dolomite, began a collection of contemporary art in 1990, which contains primarily photos by international artist.
More info: www.lhoist-collection.com/collection.html
Visit to the Vanhaerents Art Collection and the opening exhibition Disorder in the House. With Disorder in the house, Vanhaerents, director-commissioner himself, deliberately opted for an extrovert and provocative exhibition with indeniable Pop Art roots.
More info: www.vanhaerentsartcollection.com
Visit to the festival « Été de la Poésie de Watou »
More info: www.poeziezomerswatou.be
Dialogue with the Groeninge club of art collectors in Bruges.
Visit of the Concordia corporate art collection in Waregem.
More info: www.concordiatextiles.com
«Eastern European contemporary art», conference in Brussels by Katerina Gregos and Erno Vroonen, commissioners.
Trip to Antwerp: visit to the Katoen Natie corporate art collection and the workshops of artists Koen van den Broek and Guy Van Bossche.
Visit to the exhibition dedicated to Matthias Weischer in the Ludwig Forum in Aix-la-Chapelle (Germany), and the contemporary art collection of the Wijlre Castle (Netherlands).
Contemporary art fair Art Brussels and affiliated program. We kindly invite you to a collectors’ panel, to which two collectors are invited. Afterwards we will, of course, visit the art fair in preview.
More info: www.artbrussels.be
Trip to the Belgian coast-side: some highlights of the Beaufort 2006 between La Panne and Ostend, followed by a visit to a private collection.
More info: www.2006beaufort.be
Visit to two private collections in Belgium.
Thursday 12 August 2004
Visit of the exhibition dedicated to Marcel Breuer at the CIVA, followed by a tour of the Brussels Vitra showroom’s collections.
Friday 17 September 2004
Daytrip to the north of France with a visit to the Roubaix Museum of Art and Industry, “La Piscine”, and the city of Villeneuve d’Ascq’sMuseum of Modern Art.
Wednesday 29 September 2004
Conference by Robert Hiscox, in Brussels.
Friday 22 October 2004
Exceptional night at the Grand-Hornu Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC’s) for a of the exhibition dedicated to Anish Kapoor, in presence of the artist and Laurent Busine.
Saturday 13 November 2004
Contemporary dance representation at the Concertgebouw in Bruges: Forgeries, Love and other matters, the new choreography of Meg Stuart, preceded by an architectural tour of the builing.
Thursday 9 December 2004
Discovery of the Belgacom Art collection, in company of its president, Mr. Baudouin Michiels.
Conference. Subject to be determined.
Daytrip to Duisburg and the Lehmbruck Museum.
Visit of a selection of artists’ studios.
Visit of a selection of private collections.
To be determined.
Wednesday 17 September 2003
Visit to the ING Belgium Collection in Brussels.
Monday 20 October 2003
Visit to the exhibition Roxy Paine, Second Nature at the De Pont Stichting, Tilburg.
Monday 17 November 2003
Conference on conservation and restoration of contemporary works of art.
Friday 12 December 2003
A day in Paris visiting the exhibition Sophie Calle. M’as-tu vue at the Pompidou Centre, followed by a visit to the Institute of France and to a private collection.
Sunday 25 January 2004
Visit to Plasticarium in Brussels.
Tue 17 & Wed 18 February 2004
Conference on the way financial backing of an art collection is structured.
Tue 9 & Wed 10 March 2004
Visit to a private collection in Belgium.
Monday 27 April 2004
Paul Durand-Ruel, dealer and friend of the Impressionists – a conference hosted by Flavie Mouraux Durand-Ruel, a director at Sotheby’s Paris.
Saturday 15 May 2004
A sensory journey through the Insel Hombroich Open-air Museum in Neuss.
Saturday 28 September 2002
Visit to ForwArt 2002. a Choice , ING Belgium’s contemporary art biennial in Brussels.
Wednesday 13 November 2002
A day-long visit to the exhibition Matthew Barney, The Cremaster Cycle at the Ville de Paris Modern Art Museum, followed by a visit to an auction preview at Sotheby’s.
Saturday 7 December 2002
Visit to the inaugural exhibition at the MAC’s in Hornu: L’Herbier et le Nuage.
Tue 14 & Wed 15 January 2003
Lecture: Tax issues in the transfer of an art collection.
Saturday 22 February 2003
Visit to the inaugural exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven: About We / Over Wij.
Thursday 13 March 2003
Visit to the exhibitions of Leo Copers and Jacques Charlier at S.M.A.K. in Ghent , with guided tours by the artist.
Friday 14 March 2003
Visit to Tefaf, the international art and antiques fair in Maastricht.
Thursday 24 April 2003
Lecture: Analysing the current state and future trends of the contemporary art market.
Wednesday 7 & 14 May 2003
Visit to Horta’s art nouveau masterpiece, the Hôtel Solvay in Brussels.