A Life Dedicated to Art and a More Humane World

Glean 1, Autumn 2023

Interview by Kathleen Weyts

In Conversation with Albert Baronian

With the exhibition ‘Quinquagesimum’ in Fondation CAB in Ixelles, Brussels, Albert Baronian looks back on 50 years as a gallerist: 50 years of his métier, of Brussels, a history, another world? Kathleen Weyts joined the gallerist in conversation.

Albert Baronian considers himself a citizen in the noblest sense of the word. He is good-humoured, passionate and societally engaged, and he rarely minces his words. In 1973, he organised his first exhibitions in his Brussels apartment on Boulevard Saint-Michel. He would go on to introduce the Belgian art world to the artists of the Arte Povera movement. He invited artists such as Lynda Benglis, Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone, Sarkis, Matt Mullican and Georg Baselitz — now internationally recogni (…)

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