ING Cultural Centre

For more than forty years, the ING bank has been holding exhibitions in its buildings in Brussels, whether at the head office on avenue Marnix or in the Coudenberg building on Place Royale (Espace culturel ING). Over the course of time, the choice of exhibition themes has evolved. The bank has gone from deliberately contemporary, avant-garde themes drawing a few thousand visitors to more classical exhibitions attracting tens of thousands of visitors. Thus, art for art’s sake has made way for a more realistic exhibitions policy, aimed at a wider public. The artistic policy is consistent with the support the bank has been giving, more recently, to events such as “Artbrussels”, a contemporary art fair in Brussels, and the “Young Belgian Art Prize”, which, every two years, is awarded to a group of talented young artists.