Bright Brussels 2022, the belgian light show
Discover the new edition of the Bright Brussels festival: Follow the light. The Belgian capital is lit up with a thousand lights over four evenings and through three routes in different districts of Brussels.
The Bright Brussels light festival is back for a sixth edition from 10 to 13 February 2022. Every evening from 7pm to 11pm, you will have the opportunity to discover, free of charge, some twenty light installations, created by national and international artists, in three districts of Brussels:
- the royal district,
- the European quarter,
- the Flagey district.
In addition, the festival offers a Bright Off programme with night-time events in the museums. To find your way around, don't hesitate to use the event map.
The Royal Quarter
Located between the Brussels Park, Place Royale, Mont des Arts and the Sablon, the Royal Quarter is a historic part of Brussels.
During the festival, the Brussels Park will host the Sibelga Light Market. This new space is dedicated to the repair of damaged lighting and the sale of second-hand lighting. You can also discover a work of art with optical illusions that play with the visitor's perspective. Take the opportunity to visit the nearby Manneken Pis.
The neo-classical Place Royale is home to the statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, the first equestrian statue in Brussels. You can contemplate luminous sculptures by French artists.
Continuing your walk, dive into the dreamlike world of German artist Daniel Margraf on the Place du Musée.
At the Palais des Académies, discover a monumental sculpture woven by hundreds of lasers created by Belgian artists.
In addition, the Mont des Arts complex will pay tribute to Belgian cinema by hosting the 11th Magritte du Cinéma ceremony on 12 February.
Finally, you can see the prototypes of illuminated signage created by the students of ENSAV La Cambre in the stables of the Palais des Académies.
The European Quarter
The European quarter of Brussels offers an interesting mix of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Passers-by mingle in lively squares, in large green spaces such as the Cinquantenaire Park or the Leopold Park, in internationally renowned museums or at the foot of the European institutions.
For Bright Brussels, the Cinquantenaire Park will host a steel installation by a Dutch artist, a space exploration scene by a Parisian design studio and a sea of sunflowers in homage to Vincent Van Gogh by a Portuguese artist.
The SMing installation at the Art and History Museum invites you to play conductor for an evening in front of an interactive choir.
Finally, the Leopold Park offers you an escape into a fantastic world. Discover the Arboretum proposed by a design studio from Liège where poetry is invited on a glass roof. Marvel at an aerial nuptial dance and gather in front of the Circle Totem.
The Flagey quarter
This neighbourhood, which is new to the Bright Brussels festival, is the cosmopolitan, festive and cultural district of Brussels.
The Abbaye de la Cambre will host an installation by a Japanese artist: the illusion of a lighted suite in the dark. Thanks to the French artist Joanie Lemercier, you can admire a planet as if you were on the moon.
In the Notre-Dame de la Cambre church, discover Halo, a minimal and poetic work.
Take a walk in the Rue du Levant under hundreds of poppies floating above our heads.
The Jardin du Roi will host a light installation that takes up the symbolism of the snake.
On the Place Sainte-Croix, discover a five-minute video mapping on the façade of the Maison de la Radio.
Finally, climb into a space-time capsule created by French artist Guillaume Marmin, placed on Avenue du Général de Gaulle.
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