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Bruges Triennial 2024 Explores Urban Transformation

Artists and Architects Reimagine Historic City Center with Temporary Installations

Triennale Brugge – Spaces of Possibility
April 13 – September 1, 2024

The Bruges Triennial 2024, themed “Space of Possibility,” will showcase contemporary art and architectural interventions in the historic center of Bruges. Curated by Shendy Gardin and Sevie Tsampalla, the event will run from April 13 to September 1, 2024.

Twelve selected artists and architects will challenge existing locations within the city’s quarters, seeking to reveal hidden potential and explore the coexistence of change and sustainability with preservation. The theme reflects the importance of well-designed public spaces as hubs of movement, creativity, flexibility, and freedom.

Among the invited artists are Belgian names and international invitees, including Boonserm Premthada’s Bangkok Project Studio, Mona Hatoum, and Sumayya Vally. Their temporary artistic interventions and large-scale installations will transform various sites in the city center, West Bruges, and Zeebrugge.

The artists have been tasked with uncovering hidden or little-known sites and temporarily reinventing them. For example, Belgian artist Adrien Tirtiaux will highlight a forgotten connection within the city via a green marker, while American architecture practice SO–IL will use high-tech fabric to guide visitors to discover walled gardens.

Since 2015, Bruges Triennial has brought contemporary art and architecture to the historical city, inviting artists and architects to create site-specific installations. Past editions have featured colorful water channels and coral-like pavilions, among other creative works.