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Picture Bruges 2018
Triennial Bruges 2018: Liquid City
5/5/2018 to 16/9/2018 -

John Powers

New York based artist John Powers (1970, Chicago, USA) studied with Tom Jay, Pacific Northwest, the Pratt Institute and Hunter College. He usually constructs his images from modules that he repeats endlessly. Powers' constructions have already been exhibited at the MoMA Museum of Modern Art, The Kohler Arts Center, The Black & White Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum. In addition, he writes contributions for various online art sites such as Star Wars Modern, Hyperallergic and Triple Canopy.


For Lanchals John Powers has been inspired by the rich history and folklore of Bruges. He acquired the legend of Pieter Lanchals, a councillor of Archduke Maximilian of Austria who was killed in the 15th century during a civic revolt around city privileges. The Bruggelingen had tortured and beheaded several prominent figures from Maximilian entourage, including Pieter Lanchals. The archduke sun on revenge and surrounded himself with an army of soldiers to plunder the city. Bruges eventually regained a number of privileges, but - as the legend wishes - as a reminder of what happened, the city had to live 52 long necks on the canals. White swans still determine the cityscape today. For Triënnale Brugge, Powers is building a square sculpture in the shape of a gooseneck on a small square at the edge of the water, although it can also be reminiscent of a spine or a tornado. Each black building block of the installation is the same module, an equivalent piece of the whole, with one resting on the other and reaching towards the sky.

I hope you can enjoy.

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