14.07.2019

Encounter with… art in the city

When we think about art in the public space, we usually mean statues or cityscapes: contemporary monuments and innovative architectural projects on squares or in the streets. They are works of art on private property, but visible from the public highway. They are the grand, impressive crowd-pullers that stand out like beacons in the urban fabric. They are accessible modern sculptures or buildings that have become part of that particular city heritage. In this Encounter with… we consider a variety of approaches and points of view and come up with plenty of inspiration for dialogue and discussion.

Sunday 14 July 2019

Discussion: 11.00h
Free entrance,
registration required

Guided tour: 15.00 > 17.00h
Free entrance,
registration required

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Discussion

When we think about art in the public space, we usually mean statues or cityscapes: contemporary monuments and innovative architectural projects on squares or in the streets. They are works of art on private property, but visible from the public highway. They are the grand, impressive crowd-pullers that stand out like beacons in the urban fabric. They are accessible modern sculptures or buildings that have become part of that particular city heritage. In this Encounter with…we consider a variety of approaches and points of view and start a conversation with Pieter Meuwissen, Lucas De Man and Wouter Hillaert.

  • Heidi Ballet

    °1979, Hasselt [BE]

    Heidi Ballet is an independent curator based in Brussels and Berlin. In 2018 she curated the Beaufort Triennial at the Belgian coast, which had the sea and the role of permanent monuments as its themes. She also co-curated the Lofoten International Art Festival in 2017 and curated an exhibition series on oceans at Jeu de Paume in 2016.

     

  • Anouk De Clercq

    °1971, Ghent [BE]

    Anouk De Clercq is a Belgian multimedia artist whose work can also be seen elsewhere in Bruges: her computer animation building (2003) can be seen in the Concertgebouw. She explores audiovisual language’s potential to create worlds that might exist between the visible and the imagined. With Monokino, she brings us sea-based projections and films.

  • Philip Van Isacker

    °1949, Mechelen [BE]

    Philip Van Isacker studied law and art history. He broke through as an artist after participating in Chambres d’Amis in Ghent. In 2016 he published the book De Sculptura, a collection of reflections on sculpture written in an open style that avoids the usual conventions and thus makes it more accessible.

Guided tour

On a tour through streets, squares and over bridges, a number of Bruges experts pause at a selection of permanent contemporary projects in the current urban fabric. Artists’ silent imaginings and intriguing interventions by architects are both discussed. During the tour, we meet inspiring figures and hear exciting stories: plenty of material to talk about after the tour, in the URB EGG-café.

 

Sunday 14 July 2019, 15.00 > 17.00h

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In the summer of 2019, fortnightly Sunday discussions of four key concepts will be held with artists, architects, writers, performers, organisers and policy makers from various sectors. Under the title Encounter with, each of these events will follow a fixed formula: in the morning the input of three guest speakers will spark a discussion and this will be followed in the afternoon by a structured organised activity.