"Origami for Life"-installation by Charles Kaisin at the RMFAB

Published on 03.05.2021

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. The visitors can admire the fascinating work from 28 April to 31st December 2021.

This monumental installation – 5 meters high by 16 meters long – is a participative artwork created by Charles Kaisin back in March 2020. During the first lockdown, 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.

Charles Kaisin will personally hold eight creative workshops in the museum in May and June 2021. These workshops are organised especially for the children of the medical staff of the Saint-Pierre Hospital (Brussels).
In the summer, discovery tours of the installation will also be offered to children from the City of Brussels' summer camps. [In partnership with Faouzia Hariche, deputy mayor for French-speaking public education, youth and human resources].

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


Presentation of the installation "Origami for Life", in the presence of the artist, Charles Kaisin.
> Tuesday 11 May 2021, at 11 am
> At the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
3 rue de la Régence | 1000 Brussels

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