Every three years the Bruges Triennial brings contemporary art and architecture to the World Heritage City of Bruges. During this event, a trail of temporary spatial interventions, by national and international artists and architects, leads us through the historic city centre and encourages us to look at it with different eyes. But that’s not all. Bruges also has lots of hidden (and not-so-hidden) works that are a permanent part of its urban heritage: exceptional contemporary monuments and innovative architectural projects that are visible from the public highway and stand out like beacons in the urban fabric.
Within the framework of the Bruges Pre-Triennial 2019, we have been drawing up an inventory of these works and have now compiled a selection into a first overview, a city map: 25/25 contemporary art and architecture in Bruges. With this map we invite you to explore our city’s public spaces and visit some unexpected locations. When you do, we are sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the many exciting permanent interventions Bruges has to offer. 25/25 is not a ‘best-of’ selection, nor is it a breakdown by typology, style or period. It is a palette of interventions – big and small, by famous and by not-so-famous names – that are well-worth (re)discovering and that keep the debate on contemporary art and architecture in our World Heritage City and its boroughs fresh and alive.
The city map 25/25 contemporary art and architecture in Bruges was officially launched on Sunday 14 July, 2019 during the discussion Encounter with… art in the city.
◆ request your city map from In&Uit Brugge (‘t Zand 34, 8000 Brugge)
◆ request your city map by email
◆ download the digital version here.