Art City

Artworks. Art views.

This is an overview of the art that is exhibited in public spaces in Knokke-Heist. Visual artworks made of traditional materials such as granite and bronze as well as more recently developed materials such as synthetic resin or reflective stainless steel. These are statues as well as cityscapes. Knokke-Heist's heritage includes public squares which have been designed by architects in a collaboration with visual artists.Visual art owned by the town or loaned by the owner, or art works on private property, which can be seen from the roadside.Discovering each of these unique artworks is a pleasant way of exploring the art city of Knokke-Heist.

Charette determines masterpieces.

From 19 to 21 September 2022, five international experts spoke with political leaders and employees of the municipality in a so-called ‘charette’, a method that is often used to think about urban renewal projects. The central question was how art in the public space of Knokke-Heist can be further developed in the long term. Of our monumental works of art, the experts qualified two as world-class works: 'The Enchanted Empire' by René Magritte in the Casino and 'Le Dragon' by Niki de Saint Phalle in the Avenue des Salines. They also designated 15 works with the label 'top quality'. Read more about the charette at the following link.

Contact: hey [at] knokke-heist.be - Dienst Erfgoed: 050 530 730

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