From 8 May to 26 September 2021, Bruges will again be the setting for Bruges Triennial, a unique art event where thirteen national and international artists and architects will present their installations to the general public. For this edition, Triennial Bruges has chosen a surprising theme: TraumA. During this edition, we will be looking for the hidden and balancing between dream and reality, private and public. Together, we will go in search of the less visible side of picture perfect Bruges.
Joanna Malinowska (° 1972, Gdynia – Poland, lives and works in New York, US) Joanna Malinowska’s sculptures, installations and films function at the intersection of anthropology and art history. By highlighting the similarities between ostensibly different cultures, she seeks to build a bridge between them rather than regard them as separate entities. Her work also explores the idea of collective consciousness—when similar ideas arise in different parts of the world without any direct interaction or influence. In many of her works there is a recognisable cultural heritage motif, seasoned with a pinch of politics. For the Bruges Triennial, Joanna Malinowska proposes to focus attention on a forgotten monument from her birthplace, Gdynia. She intends to let her imagination run free regarding both this monument and the person it represents.
Find more about the event: https://www.triennalebrugge.be/en