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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)

 


 

Peter Downsbrough (US)

OTHER / THE

18/07/2020 — ...

 

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Jacqueline Mesmaeker (BE)

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

21/10/2019 — 18/07/2020

 

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Gijs Milius (NL)

WIND

18/05/2019 — 21/10/2019

 

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Philippe Van Snick (BE)

Brussel Pastel Bruxelles

13/01 — 05/05/2019

 

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Sarah Margnetti (CH)

Autonomous Devices

12/10/2018 — 12/01/2019

 

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Valérie Mannaerts (BE)

A Winged Thing

15/07 — 12/10/2018

 

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Aline Bouvy (BE)

Slenders Thrills

19/04 — 15/07/2018

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