A work by Jarosław Kozakiewicz at the Bruges TRiennale

Bruges town centre
05/05/18 - 16/09/18

2018 is the year of the new edition of the Bruges Triennale: as is the case every three years, the city centre will see tourists coming face to face with works of art. Fifteen pieces, installations and meeting places (one of them created by the artists Jarosław KOZAKIEWICZ) have been put together to make a route which leads visitors to unexpected places in the city. Beyond the desire to show the work of established and up-and-coming artists, there is also a wish to generate encounters and not remain passive when confronted with works of art, but rather to experience them and participate in their creative process.

The theme of the Bruges Triennale 2018 is Liquid City, based on the concept of liquid society developed by the Polish-British sociologist Zygmunt BAUMAN. In 2015, the last editon of the Triennale had imagined the city as a megalopolis. This time, it is going one step further by asking itself to what extent an historic city such as Bruges can be flexible, liquid, resiliant, at a time when nothing seems certain.

It is on the basis of this topic that artists conducted research, hoping to find inspiration for their works whilst considering the role of the liquid element which literally crosses and surrounds the city. This water, which is what lends Bruges its world renown, is the metaphor behind Liquid City.


>>> various places in Bruges's historic centre - you can find a map of the city put together for the Triennale HERE
>>> Saturday 5 May > Sunday 16 September 2018 - the installations and exhibitions can be accessed every day from 12h until 18h

+++ find all practical information on the triennale site
+++ take a regular look at the triennale timetable to make sure you don't miss a single event during the festival!

Jarosław Kozakiewicz
Kozakiewicz graduated in Sculpture from the Warsaw Aacdemy of Art in 1989 and currently teaches there. He combined his studies with a scholarship at Cooper Union for the advancement of science and art in New York. In 1997, he received his doctorate in art. In 2004, his work received the prize from the Pokaz Critics’ Association. Six years later, he represented Poland in the tenth International Architecture Biennale in Venice.

In Bruges, visitors can cross the water on his installation entitled BRUG (The Bridge). Even though there is no shortage of bridges in this city, this is no ordinary bridge: its metallic profile and wings which resemble veils, make this piece a meeting place, an alternative spot to encounter someone, perhaps even to start a conversation. The form of the structure is based on a proportional system in which each intersection refers to a point on a human face. Each angle, each link is an instant of movement between two faces which join together and touch in a kiss. In short, it’s a geometrical presentation of a romantic moment.

Watch the video below to find out more about Jarosław Kozakiewicz and his work!

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