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A Temporary Monument for Brussels


A Temporary Monument for Brussels is a contemporary reflection on the historical concept of a monument. It functions as present-day answer to Jacques Moeschal's beautiful, monumental sculpture Signal from Zellik, which embodies the blind optimism proper to the post-war climate - in which cars and concrete were the determining factors for what everybody agreed was to be a brighter future. Signal from Zellik eminently symbolises a specific worldview of urban development from the sixties and seventies of the past century. Today however, we agree that a city is not defined by concrete and cars, but by the people who live there, who temporarily come together and from their combined characteristics form the heart and soul of a city. From this perspective, it seems only logical that a contemporary monument for the city also has a temporary character. Just like the changing dynamics of its city, A Temporary Monument for Brussels changes throughout its existence – as the large-scale banners are re-imaged by a different artist based in Brussels.


(click on the different series of banners to see and read more about each project)



Jacqueline Mesmaeker (BE)

J'ai vu que tu n'as pas vu (Gravures)

21/10/2019 — ...






Gijs Milius (NL)


18/05/2019 — ...







Philippe Van Snick (BE)

Brussel Pastel Bruxelles

13/01 — 05/05/2019







Sarah Margnetti (CH)

Autonomous Devices

12/10/2018 — 12/01/2019







Valérie Mannaerts (BE)

A Winged Thing

15/07 — 12/10/2018








Aline Bouvy (BE)

Slenders Thrills

19/04 — 15/07/2018




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