Beaufort04 is the fourth edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea in 2012.
The Triennial has become an indispensable cultural event which is not to be missed. The Belgian coast and contemporary art have found one another again through monumental installations and intriguing works of art embedded in the unique biotope of the dynamic coastal municipalities.
An artistic commission headed by Phillip Van den Bossche, curator for Beaufort04, and intendant Jan Moeyaert made a studied selection of European contemporary artists. The selected works of art are a reflection of what is happening in the contemporary European art scene. With new or existing works, the artists respond to the environment outside the museum and share an imaginative and imaginary world with the visitors of the coast.
Again, the fourth edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Art will undoubtedly cause a summery sensation and give rise to artistic reflections along the Belgian coast.
Beaufort04 is an initiative from vzw Ku(n)st and her partners under high patronage of Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council.
Magdalena Abakanowicz (Poland), Norbert Francis Attard (Malta), Marco Casagrande (Finland), Gregory & Cyril Chapuisat (Switzerland), Melita Couta (Cyprus), Folkert De Jong (The Netherlands), Ivars Drulle (Latvia), Nick Ervinck (Belgium), Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil (Luxemburg/France), Collectie FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais (France), Michal Gabriel (Czechoslovakia), Adrian Ghenie (Romania), Dalila Goncalves (Portugal), Paolo Grassino (Italy), Jeppe Hein (Denmark), Michael Johansson (Sweden), Flo Kasearu (Estonia), Zilvinas Kempinas (Lithuania), Jannis Kounellis (Greece), Lucy McKenzie & kunstenaarscollectief (Great Britain), Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth (Germany), Hans Op de Beeck (Belgium), Jaume Plensa (Spain), Arne Quinze (Belgium), Nedko Solakov (Bulgaria), Stefan Sous (Germany), Erwin Wurm (Austria).