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7. Vibeke Jensen
8., 9. Nathan Coley
10. Rainer Ganahl
11. Stadhuis
12. Studio Mumbai
13. Vermeir & Heiremans
14. Poortersloge
15. O+A

The second part of our visual tour through the Triennale Bruges 2015 starts on the Markt with a view on the Belfry, the iconic landmark, visiting also the courtyard of the market halls, the huge building complex at the foot of the bell tower. From there, we walk to the nearby Burg square, and the City Hall, that houses the exhibition Imaginary Cities. We continue to the Groenerei canal, and further to the Jan Van Eyck Square with the historic building of the Poortersloge (Burghers' Lodge). The distance of this part of the walk is aprox. 1,3 km.

Art projects and exhibitions in this tour:

7. Market Square and Belfry: Vibeke Jensen
The DiamondScope is an architectural installation in form of a viewing device with a multifaceted mirror-walled exterior. To step inside, visitors have to be invited by residents, who are able to unlock the door, by entering the postcode numbers of their district. Visitors and residents meet in an intimate space, can observe the Belfry tower, as well as the people outside, without being visible themselves.

8., 9. Belfry inner courtyard & Burg square: Nathan Coley
The five illuminated words: BELIEF, MIND, LAND, WEALTH, LIFE, in the inner courtyard of the Belfry could be read as the city’s motto. However, according to the artist, they are the five rights that every man is granted under Islam. Created in New York after 9/11 and now installed on the Burg square in front of the City Hall, A Place Beyond Belief, conveys new meanings and raises questions.

10. Burg Square: Rainer Ganahl
The chocolate sculpture at the Burg square, is a replica of the Huis ter Beurze (house of the family Van der Beurse, built in 1246), from which the term bourse is derived, and which was the first ever stock exchange in the 13th century. Above the sculpture rotates the sign "Uber Capitalism".

11. Stadhuis: Imaginary Cities
A reflection on real and imaginary urban spaces, the exhibition also engages with Bruges itself: Perhaps a protected, historical city like Bruges is only real to the extent that it preserves a kind of imaginary past. The show features works by: Liu Wei, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Luc Schuiten, Tracey Snelling.

12. Groenerei: Studio Mumbai
The Bridge by the Canal which does not lead anywhere, is an intermediate space, a halfway house, a place for reflection and contemplation. A statement about the shortage of housing in today's megacities, a reference to famous bridges in the world, it is also an example of Studio Mumbai’s unique craftsmanship.

13. Poortersloge: Vermeir & Heiremans
Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans focus on the dynamics between art, architecture and economy. Their ART HOUSE INDEX is a project that transforms their home-as-an-artwork into a financial tool. The video installation Masquerade, displayed in the Poortersloge (Burgher's Lodge), functions as an AHI publicity film.

14. Poortersloge: Antecedents to the Triennale Brugge & Jong Archief
Exhibition of photographs and documents about the art triennials that took place in Bruges in 1968, 1971, and in 1974. In the basement of the Poortersloge, there is an exhibition with contributions from Bruges schools inspired by the Triennial.

15. O + A - Quiet is the New Loud
The artistic duo Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger have marked out three Songlines through Bruges. At certain locations, hovering speakers controlled by a GPS network transform the architectural space of Bruges into an audible, acoustic space. Visitors can borrow the hovering speakers at the Poortersloge. O + A have also placed a number of Earmarks throughout the city: white benches to lie down, relax and just listen.

Visual Tour

Visual tour, visiting the the art projects in the public space and exhibitions of the Triennale Brugge 2015 within the context of the historical city. 20 May - 18 October 2015.

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