Each edition revolves around a theme and in 2023 that theme is “Faith”.
Faith as a concept not only covers world religions but also spirituality and personal forms of belief and conviction. Superstitions and rituals are embedded in our daily lives. Faith is also about truth and the borderland that lies between truth and fantasy. It is about the moment when you believe that something is true.
The theme invites reflection on the role of faith in all its guises and throughout all the ages.
The Bruges heritage organisations offered the artists inspiration in the form of materials and information, from ex votos to tales of witches. Find out about the connections between these inspirations and the shows.
Interested in learning more about the many facets of faith? You can find out some interesting—often surprising—facts about superstition, conviction, rituals, spirituality and truth on this page.