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Triennial Bruges 2021

Every three years the Triennial Bruges brings contemporary art and architecture to the historic city centre of Bruges: a unique setting and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 2015 it has built further on the series of triennials that were put together in 1968, 1971, and 1974 and brought visual arts into the public domain. In each edition, the artistic team invites national and international artists and architects to submit new temporary installations. Some dozen of these works of art and meeting places engage in an active dialogue with their surroundings: alongside waterways, in cobbled streets, in peaceful places of worship, or on vacant lots. For visitors, it will be a summer-long exploration, following a unique and inviting trail with a social aspect.

The Triennial Bruges is a collaboration between Brugge Plus, Musea Brugge, Kenniscentrum vzw, and Cultuurcentrum Brugge, and is commissioned by the City of Bruges.
08/05/2021 to 24/10/2021.

  • TraumA as central theme

    The Triennial Bruges 2021 will be the third Bruges triennial. Belgian and international installations will transport you to places that hover somewhere between dream and reality, delusion and fact.

  • Installations

    Would you like to find out more about the artists and architects who will be taking part in the Triennial Bruges 2021? Here they are.

  • Exhibition ‘A Porous City’

    During Bruges Triennial 2021, the TraumA theme will also be explored in a group exhibition in the Poortersloge.

  • Even more contemporary art and architecture
    Bruges may be a proud World Heritage City, it is also firmly rooted in the present and is forging bold plans for the future.
  • Staying overnight in Bruges

    Stay overnight in Bruges and explore the art and architecture installations of the Triennial Bruges 2021 at your leisure. There are plenty of accommodation options!

  • Guided Tours

    Want to explore the Triennial Bruges 2021 trail with a guide? A Triennial Bruges guide will be happy to take you on a tour of Bruges' city centre!

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