Origami for Life by Charles Kaisin



Origami for Life by Charles Kaisin

Belgian designer Charles Kaisin sets more than 20.000 paper birds free in the great hall of the RMFAB with his « Origami for life » installation.

This monumental installation – 5 meters high by 16 meters long – is an artwork that was built within a co-creation process back in March 2020. During the first lockdown, Charles Kaisin invited the public to make origamis and send them over to him. For each collected origami, patrons would financially chip in to support the scientific research against Covid-19.

This collaborative project is still relevant today, a year after it was first launched: it underlines the importance of solidarity and mutual support, while opening a window to a much needed path towards escapism and poetry.

The origamis have traveled around Brussels, and more recently even to Paris in the Palais de Tokyo, and have now settled down until the end the of year within the walls of the greatest art museum of Belgium.


With the support of ENGIE Foundation, Mr. Jean Pierre Buyle, Mr. & Mrs. Michel Chalude, M. & Mrs. Erol Kandiyoti, CHEMITEX

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