MAY 10-18 2014
Showcase Art Vlaanderen’s first edition closed with strong success and exceptional programming.
Based on the International Art Forum IAF’s 25 years’ experience in the promotion and exchange of cultural expressions between Spanish speaking artists and Flemish speaking ones, Showcase Art Vlaanderen proved to be an experimental space, where emerging artists where exposed to a flow of new trends presented by an array of successful international artists showing the most interesting melting pot of artistic expressions.
More than 20 artists from 10 different countries participated in a show sponsored by Mercedes Europa and Alizarine, where more than 1'000 visitors admired the paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and installations hosted by the Coloma Cultural Center in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw near Brussels.
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Uit Vlaanderen: Paula CEUSTERS, Nico DE KONINCK, Mieke HAESEVOETS,
Amber KALISHOEK, Mady MAERIËN, Jetty VAN CAMPENHOUT,
Dirk WAGEMANS, Yolanda WASSENHOVE.
Nederland: Nicole SELDENTHUIS, Ans-SLUIJTER-WOLTERS.
Polska: Stefania JEZIERSKA. España: Chantal RIPOL, Carolina TOYOS.
Italia: Joachim CALTABELLOTA. Suisse: René MARTIN. Argentina: Berta CARDOSO.
Honduras: Ezequiel PADILLA AYESTAS, Hugo OCHOA, Lester RODRIGUEZ.
The opening evening was attended by the diplomatic and artistic scene, which included Ambassador Giampaolo Rizzo-Alvarado, Ambassador Christine Stevens and Ambassador Robert Vandemeulebroucke, Alderman Mr. Jan Desmeth and many art collectors.
The event was advertised in Brussels magazine The Bulletin and in London’s design magazine Art Thread, on Radio 2, as well as in the following internet sites:
The name of the artists and sponsors where circulated to an Email list of more than 2'000 art lovers, and mentions, pictures and press releases to a Twitter list of 1’800 followers.
During a ceremony the Silver Cross of Merit was given to nine people active in the Arts, journalism and the wider culture domain. Three Golden Crosses were awarded. Christiaan-Albert Roggeman gave during an emotional farewell speech, after nearly 30 years of service to the Forum, his Presidency to Dirk Wagemans. This speech is available here on our website.