© Matthias Desmet
Inner Circle, a bench covered in shiny pins, makes it impossible to meet. The installation is based on a study of plaques or marks on façades that refer to exclusive clubs or associations, which often use the circle as their basic shape. This is no different here in Bruges. With Inner Circle, Kaabi-Linke seeks to put these elite groups, but also other social circles, where the line between hospitality and exclusion is often fragile, into the spotlight. Her shiny sculpture draws attention to what is usually kept inside and accentuates the emptiness that remains at its centre. Special thanks to Vrije School Haverloo for their help in assembling the benches.