The 2018 Bruges Triennale has turned the medieval heart of the Belgian town into an outdoor art gallery.
This summer, the 2018 Bruges Triennale has turned the medieval heart of the Belgian town into an outdoor art gallery, with 15 large-scale installations on or beside Bruges’ storybook waterways to see until September 16.
Spanish architecture studio SelgasCano created an organically shaped floating pavilion on the Coupure Canal, clad in fluorescent pink-orange vinyl and affixed with a wooden platform to allow for a weekend swim.
Elsewhere in town, New York–based artist John Powers drew inspiration from Bruges folklore to build a 15-meter-tall sculpture shaped like a swan’s neck, while American firm StudioKCA used five tons of plastic waste washed up on the beaches of Hawai‘i to create a four-story whale rearing up from the bottom of another canal.
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This article originally appeared in the June/July 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Water Works”).