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ADRIÁN VILLAR ROJAS

The bird nests of Villar Rojas belong to the series From the Brick Farm. The title refers to the moment when his team, in a brick factory in Rosario, found nests of the red ovenbird. The animal makes beautiful structures that look similar to ancient mud ovens designed by the early-agrarian peoples of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. A striking fact here is that the birds always build their nests on human structures and restore them permanently. No matter where you find these nests, you will not be able to tell the authentic or artificial nests apart. In this way, de Villar Rojas invites us to reflect on how closely natural and human artefacts are intertwined.   In collaboration with Beaufort. The Argentinian artist Adrian Villar Rojas restored about 80 bird's nests of the red oven bird and installed them in different locations in Bruges and Zeebrugge. Go in search of the hidden nests during your visit to Triennial Bruges or Beaufort and share your finds on social media with the hashtag #TRIBRU21XAVR

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Bruges city centre and Zeebruges

collaboration with Beaufort

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