Did you see the colossi?
Wine, Vedett and champagne everywhere, during that special gallery night for Art Brussels, yesterday. One highlight? I sure hope you didn’t miss out on the opportunity to go and visit Vanhaerents. The art collection of this Flemish collector wasn’t open to the public, but his ‘project room’ was. And just that big mirrored hall was worth the visit. On display (till March 2011) are Colossi, six enormous and dizzying mirror sculptures, by David Altmejd. The giants of this Canadian artist were first exhibited at the opening of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art and are designed as classically inspired colossi. Vanhaerents Art Collection is only accessible by appointment (twice a month), but you can gawk at the colossi each second and fourth Friday of the month (6-8 PM) for just 1 euro. It’s better (and cheaper) than that mirror palace at the fun fair. In the meanwhile, Xavier Hufkens is showing work by Altmejd as well. More on that later.