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Wesley Meuris – Memento

Memento - Wesley Meuris — Borgloon (BE), 2015
Patrons - The undertaker and social assistants, inhabitants of Borgloon
Curator - Thérèse Legierse
Partners - Project "PIT" by Z33 (Hasselt) integrating artworks in the landscape of Borgloon-Heers
Borgloon, Belgium, 2013

The context

Social assistants, helping people reaching the end of their lives and their families, as well as a funeral director joined as sponsors. They expressed their desire for a work framing the deceased and their relatives at the funeral.

The commission

The artist Wesley Meuris responded to this request by providing a place of contemplation which incorporates the cemetery area in the valley. The work was introduced as part of the opening of the new cemetery of the village of Borgloon.