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Bruges Triennial 2024

During the Bruges Triennial 2024, the UNESCO-listed city centre of Bruges will become the setting for temporary architectural and contemporary art installations. This year, 12 artists and architects will be displaying their interpretation of this years theme. With their monumental installations, they will bring together different districts of the city, demonstrate new ways to use space and invite visitors to discover beauty in places that are often overlooked.

Theme:

For this fourth edition, the Bruges Triennial will explore the city’s hidden possibilities with the theme of ‘Spaces of Possibility’. How can a UNESCO-protected historic city, where non-building is central, cope with change? And how can contemporary art and architecture be a catalyst for this sustainable change?

Each of the works engages critically in dialogue with public places in the city: they address its history, its rich heritage and create new social, societal and ecological narratives that can initiate further sustainable transformation – not only for Bruges, but also for cities worldwide. ‘Spaces of Possibility’ is a warm invitation to leave the well-trodden path, get inspired and be amazed by other possibilities. An exercise in imagination, a look at what Bruges could be – today and in the future.

Artists and architects:

Curators Shendy Gardin and Sevie Tsampalla selected 12 artists and architects who – each in their own way – interpret the theme of ‘Spaces of Possibility’. The installations are scattered throughout the inner city of Bruges, with a special focus on the West Bruges district, and Zeebrugge. The artists and architects draw attention to parts of the city that have been hidden from view for decades or have recently undergone some hefty transformations.

  • Iván Argote (Colombia) – Speelmansrei near Beenhouwersstraat 2
  • Bangkok Project Studio (Thailand) – opposite King Albert I Park by St. Godelieve’s Abbey
  • Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico) – Sebrechts Park
  • Mona Hatoum (Lebanon / United Kingdom) – garden of the Onzelievevrouw psychiatric hospital, entrance via Stationslaan
  • Ivan Morison (United Kingdom) – Zeebrugge beach opposite Zeedijk 34
  • Norell/Rodhe (Sweden) – square in Sint-Obrechtsstraat
  • Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects (Japan) – St John’s Hospital park
  • SO–IL (United States) – garden of the Capuchin Monastery, Hauwerstraat 3c-5
  • Studio Ossidiana (Netherlands) – Bladelin Court, Naaldenstraat 19
  • Adrien Tirtiaux (Belgium) – gatehouse in Zonnekemeers and Professor Dokter J. Sebrechtsstraat
  • Traumnovelle (Belgium) – courtyard of the City Halls
  • Sumayya Vally (South Africa) – Minnewater (Lake of Love)
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