Every three years Bruges forms the magnificent backdrop for Triennial Bruges. This unique event brings contemporary art and architecture to the historic city centre, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thirteen contemporary artists present their brand-new installations to the general public from the 8th of May until the 24th of October. The contemporary artworks of this third edition of Triennial Bruges reflect the theme TraumA, an exploration of the fine line between dreams and trauma, paradise and hell. The trail diverts attention from the public space to some hidden dimensions of the city of Bruges and its residents. Wandering into the labyrinth that Gijs Van Vaerenbergh creates in the Baron Ruzettepark, searching for the shiny, folklore-like along the water (Nadia Naveau), being amazed by the mechanism of time seemingly standing still in the Sint-Walburgachurch (Hans Op de Beeck). The artworks of the contemporary Flemish Masters dance together with some of the most interesting names of the international contemporary art scene. Triennial Bruges is a free festival, organized by Brugge Plus, Musea Brugge, Kenniscentrum vzw and Cultuurcentrum Brugge, commissioned by the City of Bruges. It is curated by a team comprising Till-Holger Borchert, Santiago De Waele, Michel Dewilde and Els Wuyts. Triennial Bruges aims to make both heritage and contemporary art accessible to everyone. Together with a local partner they make, in a very innovative way, walks possible for visitors with a visual or hearing impairment.
Triennial Bruges


8000 Bruges


From Saturday, May 8, 2021
To Sunday, October 24, 2021


+32 (0)50 44 80 00

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