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What is BAD?

BELGIUM ART DESIGN is an art and design event that will take place from October 10th to 13th, 2019 at the Floraliënhal in Ghent.

BAD is committed to bringing art and design together under one roof. We believe that the boundaries between the two are becoming less and less relevant. Both art and design have the power to stir our emotions and make us see reality in a new way. That is their power and their added value.

BAD works with a team of curators who select the participants. This year, they are Daan Rau for art and Johan Valcke for design. Tatjana Pieters will also offer a platform for young or unknown artists.

In 2019, BAD will also have a theme: START TO COLLECT The aim is to encourage people to take the first step towards collecting art and design.

BAD is committed to bringing art and design together under one roof

A range of commitments

BAD fulfils a range of commitments, from selecting the participants to organising the communication and devoting attention to the staging and the different opportunities to experience the exhibition. The event is professionally curated, which enables us to present Belgian art and design objects of the highest quality and authenticity.

From young and lesser-known or unknown talents to established names, they all have place at BAD. We source Belgian creations locally as well as beyond the national borders.

Team & Curators

Daan Rau
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Tatjana Pieters
Tatjana Pieters runs the eponymous gallery in Ghent and is known for discovering unconventional and emerging talent. Pieters was the first gallerist to present the work of Belgian artists Helmut Stallaerts, Kasper Bosmans, Rein Dufait and Lisa Vlaemminck. She has been educated as a conservator-restorer of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and continued to study Art History at the University of Ghent. With Philippe Van Snick she has proven her ability to relaunch the careers of respected older artists within a broader international framework. She helped to include his work in the collection of the MoMA New York and supported him in the development of an impressive series of recent exhibitions outside of Belgium.
Since 2008 Pieters is part of several juries and commissions, amongst others the subsidy commission of the Flemish Community, and the jury for the Flemish Culture Prize and the Belgian Pavillion at the Venice Biennial. Since 2004 she has curated more than 100 exhibitions inside and outside of her gallery.
Her love for art is based on an interest in the progress of mankind & society and the belief that art can help people to become more aware about their own actions and those of the world in general. Since 2016 Pieters has therefore also been active as a licensed Avatar®Master delivering Avatar, an experiential consciousness training that learns people the skills to live deliberately.
For BAD she will present an exhibition of young Belgian artists that are not yet included or known enough within the art market despite of their contemporary and relevant practice.

Interview with Belgian Boutique
Interview with H ART Magazine

Johan Valcke

An Bogaerts

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