Art Brussels and Donatello exhibition
39th edition of Art Brussels and Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance exhibition in London to attend in Spring 2023.
Preview Day: Thursday, April 20 General Admission Days: Friday, April 21–Sunday, April 23
For its 39th edition, Art Brussels will return to two halls within the iconic Brussels Expo, an Art Deco structure built in 1935.
The fair will welcome 152 galleries spread across four sections, including one dedicated to “Rediscovery,” which will feature 12 exhibitors presenting work by artists from the 20th century. Anne Vierstraete has stepped down from her role as the fair’s managing director and now serves as a senior adviser; Nele Verhaeren has replaced her in the top role.
The section DISCOVERY focuses on young, emerging and lesser-known artists with recent works (2017-2020); PRIME is concentrated on established artists from modern to contemporary; the section REDISCOVERY will be dedicated to art from the 20th century, and present living or deceased artists who are underrated, underestimated or forgotten; a selection of SOLO presentations includes a row of individual, ambitious projects dedicated to the work of one artist only, a one-artist show in the entire stand or as an extension of the main stand.
Donatello: Sculpting the RenaissanceUntil 11 June at V&A, LondonThe queer sculptor who stunned 15th-century Florence explodes again after six centuries. This is the first major UK exhibition to explore the exceptional talents of the Renaissance master Donatello.
The Museum delivers a fresh vision of the artist, arguably the greatest sculptor of all time, and his influence on subsequent generations. Honoured by the Medici, the heft and subtlety of his art blaze in senses and soul, making this the art event of the year in London.
Donatello was a pioneering artist of his time, and the exhibition highlights his illustrious career, from his early sculptures to his move to Padua and his lasting influence.
Among the some 130-piece collection there are artworks that have never been displayed in the UK before. Another first for the UK will be a bronze statue, titled Attis-Amorino, from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence, where art historians have said the Renaissance period began.