Official opening new work pit - at the Cloister of Colen
The last public event has just come to an end and Z33 already presents two new artworks in the context of pit in Borgloon.
On Friday, May 4, everyone is welcome at the Cloister of Colen for the festive inauguration of the new artworks of Aeneas Wilder and Wesley Meuris. The project pit - art in the public space of Borgloon has attracted such great deal of interest that Joke Schauvliege - Flemish Minister of Culture - will attend the official opening.
Aeneas Wilder – Untitled #158
Aeneas Wilder (UK) builds an architectural structure in the landscape near the Cloister of Colen in Kerniel. The round construction with a magnificent 360º view is aligned with uniform vertical wooden slats. To enter the artwork is a special experience that refers to religion and reminds you of walking around a cloister. According to Aeneas Wilder, his work functions as a lens where the visitor can focus his thoughts and emotions with the landscape of Kerniel as a background.
more information and photos about Aeneas Wilder – Untitled #158
Wesley Meuris – Memento
Memento is a sculpture at the Central Burial of Borgloon. The artwork of Wesley Meuris (BE) is an anchor point in the sloping landscape and invites visitors to step in. The architectural structure of the work provides a special experience of looking and dwelling. The steel built space can be interpreted in many ways by the visitor and challenges the imagination. Whoever is in the room, experiences the intimacy. This reflects the memory of its surroundings.
more information about Wesley Meuris - Memento
Cloister of Colen, Colenstraat 1, Kerniel (Borgloon, Province of Limburg)
. welcome by Joke Schauvliege (Flemish Minister for Environment, Nature and Culture), Jan Boelen (artistic director Z33), Gilbert Van Baelen (deputy of the Province of Limburg), Eric Awouters (mayor of Borgloon)
. interview with Wesley Meuris and Aeneas Wilder
. visit to Aeneas Wilder – Untitled #158
. presentation educational offer pit
. prize-giving drawing competition primary schools: “How does your artwork for Borgloon look?”
. including tasteful sandwiches!
. guided bike ride to Wesley Meuris – Memento (bikes are provided)
more about pit
pit – art in the public space of Borgloon-Heers is a project of Z33.
Z33 is an initiative of the Province of Limburg.
Z33 – art in public space is sponsored by the fund for cultural infrastructure of the Flemish region.