In The World of Bruegel (2019-2020), visitors experience how Bokrijk, as a museum of the heritage of daily life, is intertwined with the oeuvre of the painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca 1526/28 - 1559). They discover Bruegel as an important painter of ingenious composed landscapes and how and why also Bokrijk’s landscape is a composed, but obvious landscape.
Additionally we introduce Bruegel as subtle observer and commentator of the daily life of 'ordinary people' and how he holds up a mirror to us still. Even today Bokrijk uses its heritage in a critical and forward-looking manner.
Image series trail
The route consists of 11 Bruegel stops, each stop consists an installation dealing with a standalone theme.
The challenge of the project is to create an impactful and traceable trail in a museum park of over 95 ha, where visitors relax in the park-like , enchanting environment so that they tend to wander. In addition, Bokrijk is a museum for a wide and large audience: the museum welcomes in a period of its opening between April and November (seven months)around 300,000 visitors.
Photos Luc Dealemans, ruimtevaarders, Terenja van Dijk
In addition to the trail, there are two publications that were published in parallel to the project: