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Art musts of the week: 24 - 30 March 2014

  • By Alexia Werrie
  • In Art news

What You must see:  Planning a family outing this Saturday? Let’s watch a non-conventional cartoon at WIELS!

The last Saturday of each month, WIELS Cine-Club offers to children between 5 and 12 the opportunity to come and discover a different type of cartoon. The movies are selected for their quality and the originality of their artistic approach. After the projection a bilingual workshop is organised to debate the subjects reached by the movie and children can initiate themselves to different artistic disciplines. Parents are welcome!

This month: Saturday 29th of March, from 10.30 am to 1pm.

What you must have:  A Muffin’s lamp designed by Dan Yeffet & Lucie Koldova

The Czech-born designer Lucie Koldova and the Israeli-born designer Dan Yeffet collaborated on the development of an outstanding series of lights for the Czech lightning company Brokis. The duo found its inspiration in French bakeries in Paris, city where they currently live, and, by placing a glass bulb on a wooden base; they wanted to reproduce the typical forms of French muffins.

You will find this lamp in exclusivity in Embellyum Wavre – Grand opening Friday 28th of March at 5pm. Adress: 48 Rue de Bruxelles - 1300 Wavre


What you must know:  the TEFAF’s optimistic report for the art market in 2014 

TEFAF report predicts a blooming year for the art market in 2014. It says that even if 2013 was an excellent year with a global turnover of 47,42 billions of dollars we can expect more for 2014. Contemporary art made the biggest move to the detriment of impressionist and modern art that struggle on the current market.


The US keeps their leadership on the market with 42% of the art buyers living there but China consolidated its second rank in spite of a less sustained activity in 2013. In Europe, Great Britain remains the most active performer on the market but France and Germany gain ground on the field.


The Report underlined the importance of online sales which may reach 10 billions of dollars within 5 or 6 years. Which means a global grow of 25% each year. However, it invites us to qualify the purely statistical analyses of the report because the art market remains dominated by few billionaires as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison, etc. Today more than 600 000 billionaires are art collectors and spend in average 17% of their fortune in artworks. Leaving normal collectors far behind.

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