Brussels is gearing up to host an extraordinary exhibition of miniature art as “Small is Beautiful” prepares to open its doors at Grand Place, starting October 20th. The display of diminutive masterpieces has already enjoyed immense success in New York, London, and Paris, attracting over 200,000 visitors combined. Now, it’s Belgium’s turn to revel in the world of small-scale creativity at the first international museum entirely devoted to miniature art.
In a world where bigger often seems better, “Small is Beautiful” invites us to celebrate the intricate and the minuscule, reminding us that art can be a source of wonder no matter its size.
Miniature art allows us to apprehend and understand the world by reducing the natural scale of what surrounds us.Small is Beautiful
The exhibition promises to captivate viewers with over 100 intricate, pocket-sized artworks and more than 80 photographs, all crafted by 18 talented artists hailing from around the globe, including names like Slinkachu, Vincent Bal, Minimiam, and Samsofy.
The “Small is Beautiful” exhibition is more than just a showcase of miniature art, it’s a playful exploration that challenges the seriousness of the world we live in. These artists use their tiny canvases to play with scale and perspective, urging viewers to tap into their inner child and see the world from a fresh and unique angle.
Through their art, the creators delve into contemporary social issues, inviting visitors to question their own perspectives and contemplate the world from a miniature viewpoint.
The works on display span a wide range, from hyper-realistic figurines that rekindle the magic of everyday life to micro-art so minuscule it requires a magnifying glass or microscope to fully appreciate.
“Born from social media as an independent artistic movement connecting international artists from around the world, the #MiniatureArt phenomenon is more anchored in reality by offering real artistic installations”, reads the exhibition’s website.
“Small is Beautiful” will also have its immersive side, where visitors can partake in DIY workshops and explore a dedicated video area where the magic of miniature art comes to life. Children can embark on a treasure hunt to discover five hidden miniatures along the Slinkachu exhibition trail, adding an element of excitement for the younger audience.
For collectors and enthusiasts, there will also be a pop-up shop, offering the chance to take home a piece of this unique artistic event. Tickets for the exhibition start at €12.80 and visitors can expect to spend approximately 80 minutes at the museum.