Flanders: Reading Between the Lines

Belgium gathers some of the greatest artists that create the most impressive public art. From giant murals to interesting structures, Belgian public is actively engaged in an active dialogue in public spaces where public art is located.

This ten meter-high church – Doorkijkkerk, or Reading Between the Lines – made of 100 layers of steel palettes is located in Belgian province of Limburg. It represents a church when looked at from the right angle. This see-through chapel merges landscape, heritage, and religion in an art installation that is 90 percent air.

Reading Between the Lines was part of the Z-OUT project by Z33, which aimed to bring art into public spaces. Creators are young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh.