Bruges Triennial 2021

Every three years the Bruges Triennial 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 Bruges Triennial 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 26/09/2021.

  • TraumA as central theme

    The Triënnale Brugge 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.

  • Artists and architects

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

  • Beeld van de Stad (Image of a City)

    The book ‘Beeld van de Stad’ leads you on a walk past a sophisticated selection of 70 contemporary gems, allowing you to discover the World Heritage City from a surprising new perspective.

  • 25/25 Contemporary art and architecture in Bruges

    A selection of contemporary monuments and restored architectural projects all on one map.

  • Staying overnight in Bruges

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

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