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. These include 't Zand Square (redesigned in 2018), the construction of the new Bruges Meeting and Convention Centre (2021) or the expansion of Zeebrugge harbour. The former polder village along the coast has now grown to become the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, one of Europe's largest seaports.
Twelve new, temporary art and architectural installations will work with those places. They show some new uses, connect city districts and bring people and nature back together.
Participating artists and architects:
- Iván Argote (Colombia)
- Bangkok Project Studio (Thailand)
- Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico)
- Mona Hatoum (Lebanon / United Kingdom)
- Ivan Morison (United Kingdom)
- Norell/Rodhe (Sweden)
- Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects (Japan)
- SO–IL (United States)
- Studio Ossidiana (Netherlands)
- Adrien Tirtiaux (Belgium)
- Traumnovelle (Belgium)
- Sumayya Vally (South Africa)
More information on the artists and architects selected, as well as their installations, will follow. Keep an eye on this page for updates.