Bruges Triennial 2024 announces the Artists and Locations for Art Installations

Monday, January 29, 2024
Bruges Triennial 2024 announces the Artists and Locations for Art Installations

Twelve contemporary art and architecture installations will soon be appearing in the historic centre of Bruges, ready for the opening on 13 April 2024.

Bruges Triennial unveiled the locations in which the twelve participating artists will be showing their work. Together with the curators, they went in search of hidden or little-known sites in the city centre, West Bruges and Zeebrugge, with the aim of temporarily giving them a new interpretation.

Brussels-based Traumnovelle is siting an installation in the courtyard of the
13th-century City Halls. Lebanese-British artist Mona Hatoum is working in the garden of the Onze Lieve Vrouw Psychiatric Hospital, just outside the perimeter of the ramparts, while the Swedish architecture firm Norell/Rodhe is placing an installation between Oost- en Westmeers. The latter work will transform a little-used plot into a vibrant place for discovery and encounter.

Bruges Triennial 2024: Spaces of Possibility will also bring a temporary
change to Bruges’ skyline. From 13 April to 1 September, a fourth beacon will appear on the horizon alongside the three medieval towers. The architecture firm Bangkok Project Studio, from Thailand, is building a contemporary clock tower on the opposite side of the King Albert I Park: a wooden viewing platform that will draw attention to a neglected part of the garden. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this little-known green space, not to mention a different view of the city.

The American architecture practice SO-IL is working at the site of the former monastery of the Capuchin Friars Minor, which is near the above-mentioned park. The architects are collaborating with Dr Mariana Popescu (TU Delft) and Summum Engineering, from the Netherlands, on a high-tech fabric that will wind through the walled garden and guide visitors from one part of the city to another.

Two installations are being sited at the St. John’s Hospital site: Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects (JP) are tackling the concept of ‘space’ in the walled orchard, while Belgian artist Adrien Tirtiaux is visualising – through a very literal green marker – the forgotten connection between the 12th-century hospital and the nearby 19th-century guesthouse, Huize Minnewater. The traces of the former link road will once again become visble thanks to his installation.

The works will start appearing on the streets from February onwards. But the
key thing is to look forward to the opening because, from that point onwards, you can explore the entire event, see Bruges through different eyes and enjoy the ever-changing city.

The Full List :Iván Argote, Speelmansrei — Bangkok Project Studio, opposite Koning Albert I-park by St. Godelieve’s Abbey — Mariana Castillo Deball, Sebrechtspark — Mona Hatoum, garden of the Onze Lieve Vrouw psychiatric hospital, entrance via Stationslaan — Ivan Morison, Zeebrugge beach opposite — Norell/ Rodhe, square in Sint-Obrechtsstraat — Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects, St. John’s Hospital park — SO–IL, garden of the Capuchin Monastery — Studio Ossidiana — Adrien Tirtiaux, gatehouse, Zonnekemeers and Professor Dokter J. Sebrechtsstraat — Traumnovelle, courtyard of the City Halls — Sumayya Vally, Minnewater

Main Image :Bruges, © Jasper van het Groenewoud

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