A PLACE
TO DISCOVER

The CAB is a private contemporary art centre that opened in April 2012. It is dedicated to promote contemporary art through the organisation of projects and exhibitions in its impressive architectural space situated near the Etangs d’Ixelles in Brussels.
The exhibition space and office are located in a 1930s Art Deco-style warehouse, which was originally built for the coal mining industry. The 800m2 building has been renovated completely – in collaboration with the architect Olivier Dwek – into a clean open space dedicated to art, providing true flexibility and modularity to various projects amidst the building’s authentic architecture.
The CAB’s purpose is to actively participate in the promotion and exchange of Belgian and international contemporary art. Its mission consists in supporting artists by giving them more visibility, in a venue that is neither an institution nor a gallery. The CAB thus organises two exhibitions every year, from September to December and from April to June, by inviting a guest curator from a Belgian or international museum or gallery.
The two exhibitions can either feature Belgian and international works centred around a common theme, with a commentary provided by the curator; or provocative works by artists from diverse cultures, allowing artists to present a wide range of themes, influences and messages that have not been previously seen in Belgium. An important theme nonetheless remains the implantation of those works in the CAB’s architectural space. Therefore, in situ works are highly encouraged. With those two projects every year, the CAB aims to inspire dialogue, energise and inform the public about the emerging art scenes.


PRESS

FOCUS VIF

PERPETUAL CONSTRUCTION
OCTOBER 2017

LA LIBRE BELGIQUE

NOTES ON OUR EQUILIBRIUM
MAY 2017

HET NIEUWSBLAD

NOTES ON OUR EQUILIBRIUM
MAY 2017

COLLECT

NOTES ON OUR EQUILIBRIUM
MAY 2017

ELLE DECO

NOTES ON OUR EQUILIBRIUM
MAY 2017

LE VIF

NOTES ON OUR EQUILIBRIUM
MAY 2017

MARIE-CLAIRE

NOTES ON OUR EQUILIBRIUM
MAY 2017

ARTLEAD

INHABITED BY OBJECTS
MAY 2017

VICTOIRE

DIALOGUE INTÉRIEUR
NOV 2016

H ART

UNE AUTRE GÉOGRAPHIE
JUNE 2016

L’ÉCHO

CUBA ET LE RESTE DU MONDE
APRIL 2016

LA LIBRE BELGIQUE

MEMENTO MORI DE NOTRE TEMPS
MARCH 2016

L’ECHO

LA VIE RÊVÉE DES OBJETS
DEC 2016

BRUZZ

EEN BRANDEND ACTUEEL HUIS
SEPTEMBER 2016

BRUZZ

CUBAANSE KUNST: MEER DAN EEN HYPE
SEPTEMBER 2016

L’ÉCHO

LE NOUVEAU DÉSORDRE MONDIAL
MARCH 2016

MU CITY

DÉRIVES COMMUNAUTAIRES AU CAB
OCTOBER 2015

AGENDA

THE SWEAT OF THE BROW
MAY 2015

UTOPIA PARKWAY

HOW TO TURN A CAR INTO A WORK OF ART IN 15 MINUTES?
SEP 2014

EVENTAIL

JEAN PROUVÉ OU L’ARCHITECTURE MODULAIRE
NOV 2016

LA LIBRE BELGIQUE

RETOUR SUR DES ARTISTES CUBAINS
MAY 2016

LE VIF

RETOUR SUR DES ARTISTES CUBAINS
MAY 2016

FOCUS VIF

CHARYBDE ET SCYLLA
MARCH 2016

H ART

TOEN ER IN DE KUNST NOG GEPROTESTEERD WERD
DECEMBER 2015

LA LIBRE BELGIQUE 2

COUP D’OEIL SUR L’ART ACTUEL À CHICAGO
MAY 2015

LA LIBRE BELGIQUE

THIS CHICAGO IS NOT CHICAGO
MAY 2015

HET NIEUWSBLAD

IS DAT NU KUNST?
SEP 2014

LA LIBRE CULTURE

LE DRÔLE DE CAR WASH DE RICHARD JACKSON
SEPT 2014

LA LIBRE CULTURE

LE DRÔLE DE CAR WASH DE RICHARD JACKSON
SEPT 2014

THANKS TO OUR PATRONS
AND SPONSORS

As a private initiative of a Belgian collector of contemporary art, the CAB receives no government or institutional support. We invite our donors to participate in its development. If you want to join us and participate in this rewarding and enthusiastic collaboration with contemporary art and the CAB, then please contact Eleonore de Sadeleer via email: eleonore.desadeleer@cab.be
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RENT CAB

CAB is a private and not-for-profit contemporary art center housed in an impressive 1930’s Art Deco-style warehouse located near the Etangs d’Ixelles. The renovation of the 800m2 space, originally serving as a storage for the coal mining industry, has respectfully retained these industrial elements while converting the building to a fresh and contemporary atmosphere.

Since 2012, CAB’s focus is to inspire dialogue amongst artists and the audience through the promotion and sharing of art, with a specific attention to site-specific projects.

These unique settings – both during and in between exhibitions – can be de ideal context for organising your event. CAB can accommodate from a small group of people up to 500 people, lending its space towards both intimate and more large-scale events.
Please contact Eléonore de Sadeleer for further information at eleonore.desadeleer@cab.be

Download informations and floorplan of CAB.

TEAM

Staff
Director: Eléonore de Sadeleer
Project coordinator: Evelyn Simons

Founder
Hubert Bonnet