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Diamonds for Life From Saturday February 8th, 2014 Untill Thursday February 13th, 2014
Art Antwerp Art & Design From Friday June 13th, 2014 Untill Friday June 20th, 2014
Art & Design Fair TM-ART looks forward to bettering the future with and for the City of Antwerp by means of organizing and hosting an international multi-facetted cultural fair within the heart of Antwerp. Focused mainly on art and design, we interest tourists and worldly consumers, artlovers and intellects, and citizens of all ages seeking cultural enrichment in our rich and diverse City of Antwerp and throughout the world.
June 2014 The new international art fair will make its debut in June of 2014 at the ‘Antwerp Expo’ hall and will last exactly 8 days. This fair presents itself as modern and innovative, demolishing the dated and mundane views that our newer generations may have of art exhibitions. We communicate a revolutionary air of excitement, passion, sophistication, diligence and devotion to our guests and clients alike.throughout the world.
ur first luxury event will take place
select artists and designers will install and exhibit artwork for an
at the Royal ‘Paleis op de Meir’ in
exclusive 3 day exhibition. A second VIP vernissage soirée will be
Antwerp. The venue is a historic
held in their honor. VIP receptions will include walking dinner,
and monumental building located on
auction, music, exhibit, cocktail service, and much more. During
one of the biggest and most visited
our evening VIP events on the 8th and 10th of February, the
shopping streets (de Meir) in the heart of Antwerp.
Napoleon Museum will be open and guided tours will be provided.
The Giant of Antwerp
‘DIAMONDS FOR LIFE’ KICK-OFF EVENT
The palace was previously a residency to Napoleon Bonaparte as well as to the royal family of Belgium and is now home to the Napoleon Museum. This introductory event will be hosted by TM-ART and our numerous partners. The exhibition will be of highest
THE ‘DIAMONDS FOR LIFE’ EVENT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS TO SHINE
quality, and will allow presentation and showcasing of fine art, jewelry and design. In order to bring to light and promote
Tickets will be available for purchase online from which a portion
Art Antwerp International Art & Design Fair 2014, TMArt
will be donated to charity. 60 tickets are available for each of the
shall organize and host an introductory event at the historic
two VIP vernissages and will be sold on a first come first serve
‘Paleis op de Meir’ in Antwerp city from the 8th to the 13th of
basis. Buy tickets online www.artantwerp.com
WEATHER FORECAST FEBRUARY ‘13
Rooms will be available at the Antwerp Hilton Hotel at a We plan a beautiful, world-class exhibition of select works by
discounted price for our guests. Reservations must be made
Gabriel Meiring and Thomas Maes at the Royal Paleis op de Meir.
through email@example.com visit Antwerp.Hilton.com to see
In an effort to bring fine art and jewel design together, we will
accommodations and services offered.
showcase Antwerp diamond jewel designs and pieces alongside Meiring’s intricate and beautiful works and Maes’s structured and organic paintings and sculptures. On the 10th, additional
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ANTWERP, A CITY FOR EVERYBODY THE ‘DIAMONDS FOR LIFE’ EVENT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS TO SHINE
ntwerp – city on the Scheldt, city of Rubens, of diamonds, of fashion, a port city... The sum of all these different aspects is what makes Antwerp into a real city: a vibrant, welcoming metropolis, which is also great
fun and heart-warming, with green areas where you can relax and peaceful corners. Antwerp is a veritable cultural capital, which prides itself on its impressive architecture and splendid art. Moreover, Antwerp is a fashionista’s dream destination thanks to the stores of its worldrenowned designers. The cafes only serve the best beers and foodies can enjoy the most delicious traditional and multicultural cuisine in the city’s restaurants. Antwerp: a pocket-sized metropolis which is sure to conquer anyone’s heart in no time at all.
ANTWERP, A CITY OF ART Culture Antwerp had an artistic reputation in the 17th century, based on its school of painting, which included Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, the two Teniers and many others. Informally, most Antverpians (in Dutch Antwerpenaren, people from Antwerp) daily speak Antverpian (in Dutch Antwerps), a dialect that Dutch-speakers know as distinctive from other Brabantic dialects through its typical vowel pronunciations: approximating the vowel sound in ‘bore’ – for one of its long ‘a’-sounds while other short ‘a’s are very sharp like the vowel sound in ‘hat’. The Echt Antwaarps Teater brings the dialect on stage.
Fashion Antwerp is a rising fashion city, and has produced designers such as the Antwerp Six. The city has a cult status in the fashion world, due to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, one of the most important fashion academies in Europe. It has served as the learning centre for a large number of Belgian fashion designers. Since the 1980s, several graduates of the Belgian Royal Academy of Fine
Arts have become internationally successful fashion designers in Antwerp. The city has had a huge influence on other Belgian fashion designers such as Raf Simons, Veronique Branquinho, Olivier Theyskens and Kris Van Assche.
MEIR ROYAL PALACE In late 1745 the Antwerp entrepreneur Johan Alexander van Susteren build this palace . The architect, Jan Pieter van Baurscheit creates a luxurious residence for French, Viennese and Northern Dutch examples. It is a sumptuous rococo building with late baroque influences, a real gem on the Meir . Several aristocratic families inhabit the property before it is annexed in
1812 by Napoleon to the French crown domain. Napoleon leaves
Antwerp is famous for its local products. In August every year the Bollekesfeest takes place. The Bollekesfeest is a showcase for such local products as Bolleke, an amber beer from the De Koninck Brewery. The Mokatine sweets made by Confiserie Roodthooft, Elixir D’Anvers, a locally made liquor, locally roasted coffee from Koffie Verheyen, sugar from Candico, Poolster pickled herring and Equinox horse meat, are other examples of local specialities. One of the most known products of the city are its biscuits, the Antwerpse Handjes, literally “Antwerp Hands”. Usually made from a short pastry with almonds or milk chocolate, they symbolize the Antwerp trademark and folklore. The local products are represented by a non-profit organization, Streekproducten Provincie Antwerpen vzw.
the building redesign in its imperial empire style . After Napoleon’s defeat the Palace is in the hands of the new United Kingdom of the Netherlands . The Dutch salon reminds of that period. Later, the Belgian sovereigns will receive their foreign guests . To celebrate the 75th anniversary of independence from Belgium , the palace was completely rebuilt in 1905 under Leopold II, it will include a hall of mirrors . The royal palace, state ownership in the ’70’s, it serves as International Cultural Center . In 1998 the Palace closes his doors . In 2010, the Palace reopens after an intensive restoration . Today, the Palace is of the people, anyone can go there for a fascinating visit, a lunch in style or tasty chocolates .
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PORT OF ANTWERP
DIAMONDS FOR LIFE PROGRAM Saturday February 8th 19:00 - Opening Vernissage , Napoleon museum open door visit, VIP Gala Reception, walking dinner (by Horta), wine and champagne service 21:00 - Charity Auction benefitting ‘Kom op Tegen Kanker’ 21:00 - 23:00 Coffee bar and deserts by Grani d’Oro Monte-Carlo 21:30 - 22:00 Live piano performance by Gabriel Meiring
Sunday February 9th 10:00 - 15:00 Maes & Meiring Exhibition open to the public
A LIFE LINE THROUGH THE AGES
omans, Vikings, the Spanish, Napoleon; they
Monday February 10th
all understood the strategic importance of
10:00 - 15:00 Exhibition open to the public - upon closing additional artists to begin install
the Scheldt. Thanks to its location to the river, Antwerp has become what it is today: a metropolis with an international seaport. “All
an Antwerper has to do to connect with the rest of the world
19: 00 - VIP Vernissage Reception and
is simply dip his hand into the Scheldt’s water,” former mayor Lode Craeybeckx once said. Thanks to the Scheldt, ships, for
Napoleon Museum tours
centuries, have brought the most diverse products from the
20: 00 - Walking dinner service by Grand Café Horta Horta, wine & champagne, art exhibit viewing
farthest corners of the world to Antwerp and for every cargo a ship is available for any destination in the world. The source of the Scheldt is in the North-French village of Gouy, and since 2009 the Port Authority is joint owner of the source of the
COMPANIES IN THE PORT AREA
BARGES PER DAY
Scheldt. The Scheldt flows via Hainault and Ghent to Antwerp. After
21:00 - Coffee & dessert (by Grani d’Oro
360 kilometres, the Scheldt flows into the North Sea near Flushing. The part from Gouy to Ghent is known as the Upper Scheldt, the
part between Ghent and the Dutch border above Antwerp is known as the Sea Scheldt and from this border the Western Scheldt flows to the estuary in the North Sea.
Tuesday February 11th 10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public
SEA VESSELS PER DAY
The Western Scheldt and Sea Scheldt form a unique estuary. Subject to the tides, salt seawater and sweet river water mix. Because of the tides there is also a big area of mud flats and salt marshes, the
Wednesday February 12
protected nature reserve the Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe is
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public
regularly flood, they are important feeding grounds for birds. The
a beautiful case in point. Because the mud flats and salt marshes Scheldt is a favourite feeding ground for migratory birds flying to the
Thursday February 13th 10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public
warm South to spend the winter. Shipping on the Scheldt needs to take into account the tides. Thanks to the latest deepening of the Scheldt in 2010 the biggest container vessels in the world can get to Antwerp easily and safely. A constant depth of 13.1 metres is possible and taking into account the tides, vessels with a draught of 15.5 metres are able to get to the Port of Antwerp. Thanks to the deepening of the Scheldt, Antwerp continues to play a leading role as an international seaport.
250 FREIGHT TRAINS PER DAY
MILLION TONNES OF FREIGHT
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HILTON ANTWERP VIP GALA THE CELEBRATORY OPENING GALA WITH HILTON ANTWERP
n June 13th, the opening night of Art Antwerp, ‘invite only’ viewing of the exhibition will be held within the Antwerp Expo halls. Dressed in their best, guests will have the chance to
peruse the 80+ booths of the international exhibition, enjoying refreshments and an intimate meeting with the representatives and artists. On the second night of the event, we shall celebrate! A grand gala shall be held with thanks to our partner and sponsor: the Antwerp Hilton Hotel. Up to 500 VIP guests will join us within the Hilton ballroom for a great feast and an evening of entertainment and a sharing of our gratitude. We will exhibit a selection of artwork from chosen artists for our guests. Among our participants, guests will be greeted by highcaliber artists, designers, architects, gallery representatives and more.
TICKETS Tickets will be available for purchase online from which a portion will be donated to charity. 450 tickets are available and
HILTON AN ANTWERP HOTEL WITH CLASS & CONVENIENCE
will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Buy tickets online www.artantwerp.com
In the heart of Belgium’s fashion capital, the Hilton Antwerp Hotel overlooks the city’s historic town square.
VIP GALA PROGRAM Saturday June 14th 20:00 – Opening Evening Vernissage – VIP 19:30 – Celebrity and VIP guest red carpet arrival
Rooms will be available at the Antwerp Hilton Hotel during the gala and 8 day fair at a discounted price for our guests. To
A historic building with original nineteenth century facade,
Reserve, visit www.artantwerp.com
the Hilton Antwerp hotel is a landmark in the city’s charming Groenplaats town square. In this elegant hotel are 210 guest rooms and Belgium’s largest hotel ballroom, the stunning Belle Epoque, featuring an original stained-glass cupola and circa-1920 crystal chandelier.
20:00 – Grand Opening 20:00 – Exhibition & reception with walking hors-d’oeuvres & cocktails
True to its cosmopolitan surroundings, the hotel is fullyequipped with modern conveniences including fitness and
21:00 – Dinner – menu created by
business centres, meeting rooms, bar, bistro-style terrace cafe
celebrity chef, live music by celebrity guest
and lobby lounge serving high tea. Guests enjoy views of the
square and spectacular Cathedral of Our Lady, as well as easy access to museums, shopping and the world’s largest diamond trading centre.
22:00 – Auction sale benefitting the ‘Kom Op Tegen Kanker’ (Fight Against Cancer) foundation 22:45 – Live Dance performance by Rhythm Naturals with Samir Bakhan 23:00 – Open Bar, music, entertainment
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ANTWERP • A CITY OF CULTURE Shopping Despite its modest size, shopping in Antwerp is an experience befitting the city’s status as an international fashion capital. Whatever your personal style, you can choose between the elegant offerings of major fashion houses, cutting-edge boutiques, small independent workshops and outstanding, pace-setting concept stores. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Antwerp Fashion Department in 2013, this map presents you with a selection of shops and concepts that are helping to put Antwerp fashion on the map.
MAS, A GROUND-BREAKING MUSEUM ACADEMY OF ART
MAS is a ground-breaking museum that
The MAS is a cultural heritage forum that works with various
The Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts is one of the oldest in Europe,
tells the story of the people, the past,
collections and methodologies. It is developing a diverse
founded in 1663 by David Teniers the younger, at the time regarded as
present and future of the city of Antwerp
intramural and extramural programme, the common theme of
one of the greatest painters in Europe. For 300 years, the school remained
and the world.
which involves stories of the river, the city, the port and the
focussed on the fine arts of painting and sculpture. In the 1960s the
school expanded and new departments were opened in the applied arts,
The MAS | Museum aan de Stroom - a landmark on the boundary
including photography, graphic design, jewellery and fashion.
between the city and the port - is a ground-breaking museum
The MAS works with the public, experts and other partners
that tells the story of people with diverse mentalities who came
on both national and international levels. It ensures maximum
Fashion designers who are trained at an academy and who studied four
from a multitude of backgrounds.
accessibility and involvement of the general public.French
years with painters, sculptors, graphic designers, and students of other
seigneur, “lord”. It refers to the leading Spanish noblemen who
courses, live in a creative artistic atmosphere that leaves a mark on their
ruled the city during the 17th century.
personality. It requires effort and perseverance. Students are expected
The MAS is for those who are curious about the past, present and future of the city of Antwerp and the world. It is a museum
to be very good draughtsmen. The study from live model in postures
for those who want to know more about Antwerp’s place, and
and movements is essential. Students must also show a high degree of
their own, in the world.
originality in their designs. Through form studies, pattern studies, research and graphic work, they have to be able to make their own
ANTWERP, A DIAMONDS BEST FRIEND
creations. The fashion department of the Antwerp Academy sees fashion in the broadest sense of the word, as a form of expression of the emotions of
The shiny stone lusted after by princes, queens, sheiks, sultans
our times. Clothing reflects society or, adversely, questions it. The training
and kings - and mere mortals like us - has been cut, polished
provided by the fashion department stimulates innovation, encouraging
and traded in Antwerp since 1447. Today 1.800 dealers line the
the students to create and to explore forms, new colour combinations
1 square kilometer around the Central Station in the Diamond
and original treatments of materials. The approach is focused on
district. The art of polishing diamonds was invented in the city,
hence the ‘Antwerp Cut’ has become internationally synonymous
with quality and brilliance. With 80% of the world’s rough
diamonds, 50% of the cut diamonds and 45% of industrial diamonds going through Antwerp you are in the right place to shop up a sparkling storm. If you need a best friend - Antwerp Diamonds shine eternal!
Diamond Pavilion at MAS Hanzestedenplaats 1 B-2000 Antwerpen
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ART ANTWERP ART & DESIGN 2014 A FAIR OPPORTUNITY FOR ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS
ext June, we aim to delight our guests with the luxury of a global art event in a highly interactive, quality atmosphere. 80+ booths will
from the world’s top galleries, artists and
museums, thus encompassing contemporary art, modern art, jewel design, architecture, classic masterpieces, and more. Viewers will be able to meet and greet with artists and gallery owners from the four corners and together, all guests may enjoy sensational sculptures, photography, jewelry,
interactive installations, live art performance, etc. With the assistance of our partners, we will provide our guests with full reception and evening entertainment. Over years, the team have worked and connected with many performers and we now look forward to having them join us in making cultural history by bringing together musical performance, dance performance, live painting sculpting performance, and other exciting displays of passion and creativity.
ACCESSIBILITY By car:
Special invited guests will include art historians, professors,
would like to challenge our viewers and promote the expansion
• Coming from Brussels by the E19 motorway: take exit 5a
renowned critiques, famed architects, fashion designers
of knowledge and an appreciation for art and human creativity.
‘Antwerpen-Centrum’, follow the direction ‘Singel-Zuid’- at
and art-world markers and pioneers. We aim to please our
We wish to share our passion for art and culture; to make our
the second traffic lights turn left for the Jan van Rijswijcklaan.
sophisticated audiences by holding seminars with groups of
world aware of its importance and power.
• Coming from Ghent by the E17 motorway: take exit 5 ‘Wilrijk/ Berchem’ on the ring road.
these professionals and connoisseurs. In hosting this event, we are building a stage for lectures by specialists in art, design and
This project has already opened doors for all parties involved
• Coming from Breda, Hasselt or Turnhout: follow the ring road
architecture. This is necessary in order to remind the world of
and has begun to create a wonderful platform for cultural
around Antwerp in the direction of Brussels - take exit 5
the importance that art has had in science, the advancement
education and enrichment, art sales, touristic attraction,
‘Wilrijk’ - follow the sign for Antwerp Expo.
of technology, and other innovative cultural ties which have
charity support, social networking and so much more.
endorsed major societal developments. We would like to raise
By public transport:
questions about advancement and changes in the art world; we
From Antwerp Central Station, take tram 2 (in the direction of Hoboken) or tram 6 (in the direction of Olympiade) which both stop in front of the entrance to Antwerp Expo.
3D floor plan for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download the 3D floorplan on the website www.artantwerp.com. Or on the facebook page facebook.com/artantwerp
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PETER PAUL RUBENS
ART ANTWERP PROGRAM Friday June 13th 20:00 – Opening Evening Vernissage – VIP Invite Only with cocktail service & hors d’oeuvres 23:00 – close
Saturday June 14th 11:00 – Open doors for public visiting hours 17:00 – Closing for Gala 19:30 – Celebration Gala at Hilton Antwerp
Sunday June 15th 12:00 – Open doors for public visiting hours 20:00 - Closing
Monday June 16th 12:00 – Open doors for public visiting hours
FLEMISH BAROQUE PAINTER
20:00 – Evening seminary and presentation 23:00 – Finish and close
eter Paul Rubens and Antwerp.
Tuesday June 17
12:00 – Open doors for public visiting hours 20:00 – Closing
Wednesday June 18th 12:00 – Open doors for public visiting hours 20:00 – Evening Seminary and Presentation 23:00 – Finish and close
In the footsteps of Rubens
The master and his city. The two go hand in hand, and after
Antwerp is the consummate Baroque city, a place
more than 400 years, the
where you can walk in the footsteps of Rubens and
presence of this world famous
his famed contemporaries. Discover the virtuosity
painter can still be felt in many places
of Rubens in the historic churches and exquisite
around the city.
museums and stand eye to eye with this ingenious artist.
Thousands of visitors come to this city on the Scheldt just because of him. In the lively city centre, you
Saint Charles Borromeo Church
can see a number of Rubens’ most celebrated works,
The preeminent Rubens church, located on the
with some of them still in the original location he
magnificent Hendrik Conscience Square.
intended when he created them! Cathedral of Our Lady
Thursday June 19
12:00 – Open doors for public visiting hours 20:00 – Finish and close
Friday June 20
12:00 – Open for public visiting hours 19:00 – Closing and Dismantling
Rubens lived almost his entire life in Antwerp
Fantastic gothic structure containing the
and made an active contribution to an extended
Rubens paintings The Raising of the Cross and
cultural blossoming of the city. Religious
The Descent from the Cross.
problems, along with the recapture of the Southern Netherlands by Catholic Spain, led to
Saint James’ Church
the closure of the Scheldt in 1585 and the end of
Houses the tomb of Peter Paul Rubens,
the Dutch Golden Age. Rubens transformed this
decorated by one of the master’s own works.
ending into a new beginning. Thanks to the role played by this master of the Flemish Baroque
Saint Paul’s Church
as a painter, diplomat, graphic artist, designer,
Sumptuous interior with more than fifty
collector, teacher and source of inspiration,
paintings by renowned Antwerp masters,
Antwerp continues to bask in the light of Rubens’
genius to this day. Plantin-Moretus Museum/Print Room Nowhere else can one experience Rubens so
UNESCO World Heritage Site!
profoundly as in his hometown, the city where he is also buried. In your search for this genius
you will enter some of Antwerp’s most beautiful
Splendid 17th century patrician’s residence.
monuments and experience the Antwerp of today - a melting pot of creative talent.
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ART ANTWERP MAGAZINE
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ntwerp Magazine is at once an international magazine and the catalogue of the Art Antwerp 2014 Art & Design Fair. It is scheduled to be launched in 2014 and published twice annually. Art Antwerp
Magazine shall be a high quality publishing of 250 pages at 25 x 32 cm. It shall present itself as a high class and modern-times biennial art book; rather more than a regular magazine. The Art Antwerp Modern Magazine will include: • International art & design news – such as who’s new, top sales, international trends, art celebrities, • 100 pages of Art Antwerp’s featured galleries and artists. • Organizations & charities, upcoming art related events and happenings, etc • Reviews and news from the worlds top Museums – major exhibitions, traveling art • Top Gallery exhibition news and reviews – featured artists, recent sales and donations, exciting visits • Current novelties, creative waves and newly set trends in fashion, jewel design, architecture and antiques • In depth articles written by art historians (national and international) and educators, discussions, debates, interviews and insight from our art world professionals
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For more information contact: Thomas Maes | Executive Director | Art Antwerp | Tm-art Fine arts International | +32(0)479312165 | Skype: maes.fine.arts | email@example.com | www.tmartfinearts.com
Jennifer Ann Dick | Assistant Director | Art Antwerp | Tm-art Fine arts International | Skype: jenniferanndick | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.tmartfinearts.com
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