Art Brussels partners with KickCancer to fight paediatric cancer
Art Brussels joined forces with the Belgian foundation KickCancer for the 39th edition of the art fair to raise funds for paediatric cancer research.
Visitors to the exhibition were greeted with The KickCancer Collection – an array of postcard-sized artworks. The initiative involved 84 art galleries and 213 artists and resulted in the sale of 269 works to raise funds for the association.
Event director Nele Verhaeren commented, “Our collection represents a perfect mix of accessible contemporary art. It embodies warmth, joy, and a hint of suspense. Art lovers at the fair got the opportunity to choose their favourite postcard, with the artist’s name revealed only after the sale – a delightful surprise as the signatures were on the back.”
Over the four-day event, 269 artworks were sold. Each artwork was priced at 400 euros, amassing a total of 107,000 euros going directly to the KickCancer association.
This collaboration not only brought the art community together but also underscored the power of art to make a meaningful difference in society, and in this case to the lives of children battling cancer.
“This partnership between Art Brussels and KickCancer sets a precedent for the art world, merging creativity with compassion, and stands as a testament to the power of collaborative efforts in driving significant societal change,” Nele Verhaeren said.