Poppositions 2017

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POPPOSITIONS was established in 2011 as a counterpoint to mainstream art fairs, and has grown into Brussels' leading alternative market for contemporary art. There are no white booths to be found here. Instead, POPPOSITIONS presents emerging talent in a site-specific context, occupying a different space each year.

POPPOSITIONS is more than an art fair. It encourages new, experimental and innovative approaches to the art market. It is both a curated exhibition and an ongoing critical dialogue.

POPPOSITIONS strongly believes in a collaborative approach by working closely with artists, curators and collectors.

POPPOSITIONS attracts wide support from the art sector and benefits from extensive media coverage.


This year's edition will take place at the ING Art Center, hosted at the Hotel Coudenberg. The building is located right at the heart of Brussels' museums quarter on Place Royale, opposite the Royal Fine Art Museum, the Magritte Museum and BOZAR, at walking distance from Sablon neighbourhood.

The sixth edition of POPPOSITIONS, taking place from 20 to 23 April, will gather 21 galleries, project spaces and artist initiatives at the ING Art Center in Brussels. POPPOSITIONS is more than an art fair and aims to occupy an independent and critical position. It encourages new, experimental and innovative approaches to the art market and is both a curated exhibition and an ongoing critical dialogue.

The 2017 edition is hosted at Hotel Coudenberg (INGArt Center). e building is located right at the heart of Brussels’ museums quarter on Place Royale, opposite from Royal Fine Art Museum, Magritte Museum and BOZAR, at a walking distance from the Sablon neighbourhood. e aspiration of POPPOSITIONS is strengthened throughout acting from within these signi cant institutional structures.

POPPOSITIONS is not looking to erect additional walls, but rather go beyond the esthetic of the white booth and respond to that which is given, to make an integral presentation in which matters coalesce and diverge. e fair accommodates art’s vitality to trigger responses where none have been called for and confronts what’s been taken for granted.

(Press release)