To cap off my month long art adventure in Europe, I went to Brussels primarily to interview art collector Alain Servais for PARNASS art journal. This was only my second trip to Brussels and really enjoyed it. The interview with Servais was a tremendous experience, it is so invigorating to be around someone who is so passionate about art and has an internal drive to keep pushing their own boundaries as a collector.
In particular I love the fact that he is very present in the public sphere and contributes by giving lots of talks and interviews, as well as writing articles, such as “Art in the Shadow of the Art Market Industrialization.”
In addition, Servais makes parts of his collection available at the Loft in the northern corner of Brussels. The current exhibition was curated by Dragos Olea from Apparatus 22.
Among many galleries like Clearing that I find impressive, my favorite experience was going to the Wiels Center for Contemporary Art.