A Performance Affair • re:production

B r u s s e l s • 2 0 1 9 A Performance Affair (APA) is a dynamic platform for performance art that stimulates discussions and discourse around the economies of performance.

APA • A Performance Affair • 2019 Coordination Manager

After last year’s groundbreaking inaugural edition, A Performance Affair, the first art fair in the world entirely dedicated to performance art, doubled its ambitions for this year and took place from 5 to 8 September 2019 in collaboration with Brussels Gallery Weekend in the iconic Vanderborght Building in the center of Brussels.

A Performance Affair ( APA) aims to provide a full spectrum of relevant content to a public audience while offering artists, gallerists, curators, and collectors an arena in which to discuss the unique challenges that surround this sector and play. A Performance Affair is not another art fair, but a flexible stage geared towards stimulating the acquisition of performance art while finding solutions for its development and sustainability.

APA 2019 © Jeroen Verrecht

“ What, exactly, is being sold? In an effort to standardize the answer to that question, the A.P.A. fair [...] has drafted a protocol that addresses issues such as a performance’s duration, how it can be recreated and what materials are left with the owner once it is over. ”

The New York Times It’s the Art Form of the Moment (but It’s a Hard Sell) , 2019

Evann Siebens presented by Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP © Jeroen Verrecht

János Szirtes presented by Kisterem ©Jeroen_Verrecht

Alexandra Davenport ©Jeroen Verrecht


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