Cities Like Open Air Museum, Ostend - ARNE QUINZE
Arne Quinze’s latest work of art ‘Rock Strangers’ will be on permanent display at the recently refurbished Heroes of the Sea Square in Ostend, on the Belgium coast. The works will be exhibited as part of the Beaufort04, the Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, which selects works of art that reflect what is happening in the contemporary European art scene. The installation of Quinze’s work consists of 11 elements, and coincides with his exhibition ‘Cities like open-air museums’ at theVenetian Galleries as well as Kunsthal Rotterdam Art Gallery in the Netherlands.
Quinze’s works demonstrates the necessity of integrating public works of art in cities. This is highlighted even further by the specially developed documentary in which Quinze explains his general vision on cities as well as the way in which his vision could become reality. This work is part of his belief to transform cities all over the world into open-air museums, where works of art are located amongst the cities’ inhabitants. The work also shows Quinze collaborating with musician Piet Goddaer and the author Saskia de Coster.