Berlin Brussels Art Projects (BBAP) was founded more than ten years ago by Belgian photographer Eddie Bonesire and German lawyer, art collector and curator Marie-Therese Huppertz, with the idea of setting up a structure for their various art projects. While Eddie Bonesire has been concentrating mainly on his own work as a photographer and author (www.ebonesire.net), Marie-Therese Huppertz' curatorial work has been focusing on the promotion of contemporary art through the specially established Kunstsalon in der Göhrener Strasse (Berlin) and exhibitions in Ahrenshoop (on the Baltic Coast), and on promoting artists and curating exhibitions in private galleries or public institutions. She often brings together artists from Belgium and Germany, selecting their works according to a thematic focus and engaging them in a dialogue.
The new BBAP gallery in the Rivoli building in Brussels is a continuation of that work. The gallery presents contemporary art from Germany and Belgium in both solo and group exhibitions, across genres and techniques: painting, sculpture, photography or other forms of art.
Art knows no boundaries and indeed opens up new levels of perception. As the late Peter Weibel, former director of the Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (ZKM), put it: "The task of art is to open doors where no one sees them."