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“If you’re expecting Frieze or Art Basel, Independent Brussels will surprise you. The European edition of the New York fair touts a different philosophy: 
quality over quantity.”

–The Wall Street Journal

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Independent is a gain for the capital... The scenography of the fair is playful, the atmosphere is informal and stimulating. Established galleries are mixed with new ones.
–De Standaard

It’s no secret that Independent—the art fair with arms in both New York and Brussels—has hit on a winning formula. In a packed fair calendar which barely pauses to inhale, Independent offers a stellar line-up of regularly rotating galleries that bring with them a thoughtfully curated selection of projects. –Elephant Magazine

More an exhibition than a fair. –H ART

“Independent’s presence in Belgium reflects the strength of the country’s collector base... Eschewing the formality of aisles and booths, 70 international gallerists are presenting contemporary artworks through six floors of a stylish Art Deco former department store.” –The International New York Times

The strength of the fair: its emphasis on curatorial work and the interaction between artists and galleries. –L'Echo

Independent Brussels, indeed, oozes a very particular energy, being one of the few art fairs that can seamlessly juxtapose heavyweights with consistently exciting young galleries, creating a blend of the established and the emerging that feels both solid and refreshing. –artnet News

The art fair meets its high expectations at its first edition in Brussels. The visitor imagines himself to be at an exhibition instead of at an art fair. –De Tijd

“Thank you Independent for bringing some of your international appeal to town. Brussels needed it.” –The Word Magazine