FAREWELL to Basel –
Welcome to Brussels
To our regret, Basel Ancient Art Fair (BAAF) will be discontinued.
After intensive efforts to continue, the organizers of the Basel Ancient Art Fair, to their deepest regret, have decided to discontinue BAAF. For twelve years our fair, having taken place every November in the elegant atmosphere of the indoor riding hall Wenkenhof in Riehen near Basel, has drawn many interested collectors, art aficionados and museum curators as attendees. Both, for our customers and the attending dealers, BAAF always represented a highlight of the year. With the discontinuation of BAAF we will also lose a wonderful cultural tradition in Basel.
The disappearance of the Basel Ancient Art Fair from the Swiss art market calendar is, among other things, connected to the changing world of international fairs. (Launching of the TEFAF New York and Biennale Paris, now annually.) We truly regret the discontinuation of BAAF, but we were forced to adjust to the recent changes.
The Brussels Ancient Art Fair, June 8-12, 2016
Knowing about the discontinuation of BAAF Basel, you might consider an important and attractive alternative: visit the beautiful sister fair BAAF Brussels.
The Brussels Ancient Art Fair, conceptualized as a “Gallery-Walk” rather than a traditional fair, will take place for the 14th time from June 8-12, 2016 in the middle of the vivid antiquities district around the magnificent ‘Place du Grand Sablon’.
Strictly speaking, there are in fact three fairs under the umbrella name CULTURES, taking place in about 100 local galleries. Next to BAAF, there is also the “Asian Art in Brussels” (AAB) and the established “BRUNEAF” (Brussels Non European Art Fair).
Art installations and savoir-vivre in the early summer metropolis! Between visiting galleries, one can drink coffee on one of the many terraces, enjoy Belgian chocolate specialties and experience lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants offering international cuisine.
Treat yourself to a few days in the heart of Brussels. It will also give you the opportunity to visit museums and attend interesting art lectures presented by ‘Art Connoisseurs’ during the fair.
Seven longstanding participants of BAAF Basel and longtime attendees of the Brussels fair, would be delighted to welcome you in the galleries around Sablon this June. See you soon in Brussels! www.baaf.be
Wednesday June 8th 3 pm – 9 pm
Thursday June 9th 11 am – 7 pm
Friday June 10th 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday June 11th 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday June 12th 11 am – 5 pm