What is Bruges Triennial?
Bruges Triennial brings contemporary art and architecture to the unique UNESCO World Heritage environment of the City of Bruges. Every three years, an artistic team invites (inter)national artists and architects to develop and present new site-specific installations for the city. For a period of five months, they take over the historic centre with their contemporary creations. They offer an artistic response to a theme, which is linked to the future challenges of Bruges and cities worldwide.
More information on Bruges Triennial can be found here.
When and where will the next edition take place?
Bruges Triennial 2024 takes place from Saturday 13 April to Sunday 1 September 2024. The art and architecture installations can be seen 24/7 in the historic city centre of Bruges and Zeebrugge.
What is the theme of TRIBRU24?
The theme for Bruges Triennial 2024 is Spaces of Possibility. Twelve (inter)national artists and architects have been invited to reflect on the future of the city. Through temporary art and architecture installations, new forms of use are initiated that encourage encounter and reflection. Bruges Triennial thereby continues its mission as a platform for experimentation in 2024 and hopes to continue to inspire, generate support and launch new ideas for the future. An exercise in imagination; a look at what Bruges, and cities in general, can be, both today and in the future.
Read here the full curatorial statement.
What’s on offer during TRIBRU24?
- twelve surprising contemporary art and architecture installations within walking or cycling distance
- guided walks with a TRIBRU guide for young and old
- a calendar of inspiring events
- a city-wide programme in collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Brugge, De Republiek, Het Entrepot and Musea Brugge.
Discover the full programme here.
How is the programme assembled?
The programme is compiled by an artistic team, in dialogue with the organisers and the City of Bruges. For each edition, a new curatorial team is appointed to shape the theme and, on this basis, to select (inter)national artists and architects.
The curators for Bruges Triennial 2024 are Shendy Gardin (b. 1987, Bruges, BE) and Sevie Tsampalla (b. 1977, Kos, GR). For Spaces of Possibility, they are bringing together 12 names from around the world, each of whom will respond to the theme and the city through their own practice. To create a multi-voiced and multifaceted perspective, the final selection criteria included: cultural background, diversity, age and quality of artistic contribution.
Discover the participating artists and architects here.
Who is this for?
Bruges Triennial aims to be accessible and to bring the widest possible audience into contact with contemporary art and architecture. A diverse programme engages young and old, connoisseurs and the curious, and invites everyone to discover Bruges from a new angle.
Are there guided tours for individuals?
Anyone can join one of the weekly public tours, organised by Visit Bruges, either individually or with family and friends. More information about the tours will be published on our website in March 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter here and be the first to know.
For groups too?
Would you like to organise a guided tour for your association, organisation or company? A group of enthusiastic TRIBRU guides is ready to take you into the story of Bruges Triennial 2024. Guided tours on foot or by bike can be booked via our website in springtime. Would you like to be the first to know about the groups programme? Sign up for our newsletter here.
And for schools?
Yes, Bruges Triennial offers an educational programme that supports teachers and group leaders during their visit. There is also the possibility for accompanied visits. Anyone wishing to book a guided tour with their class will in December be able to book one of the educational guides via our website.
Prefer to visit without a guide? An inspiration folder, which teachers or group leaders can use to get started with the art and architecture installations themselves, will be available free of charge via our website from April 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter here and be the first to know.
Who organises TRIBRU?
Bruges Triennial is organised by Brugge Plus vzw, commissioned by the City of Bruges.
I would like to participate. Who do I contact?
Bruges Triennial could not happen without its many enthusiastic volunteers. We are always delighted to welcome new people on board. Would you like to become a volunteer? Contact Ruth Wauters at firstname.lastname@example.org
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