Arne Quinze - My secret garden
At the BAM, from 29 May to 29 August 2021

While we bid farewell to the monumental sculpture The Passenger that stood in the heart of the City of Mons, the BAM is dedicating an exhibition to its creator, Arne Quinze, by tracing the path of his artistic career since his beginnings, 25 years ago. It’s the gloominess of the cities here and elsewhere that prompted Arne Quinze to act early on. Beginning as a teenage graffiti artist, then very quickly creating sculptures in the public space. His works are both strange and voluminous objects coming to break the urban quietude, arouse curiosity and provoke debate. The plant world, his main source of inspiration, is present throughout the exhibition, from his early studies to his current paintings, capturing both the fragility and the force of nature. In fact, it is a real garden, his favourite subject, that Arne Quinze has created around the museum by planting some 5,000 flowers, thus offering the viewer a continually renewed scene. The workshop housed in the exhibition is a laboratory of experimentation where models of all sizes and inspiring objects accumulate, giving life to various works, such as the coloured aluminium sculptures that you will discover as you continue your visit to the Grand Place.

Useful information

At the BAM
From 29 May to 29 August 2021
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
A face mask is mandatory during the entire visit.


Port du masque obligatoire durant toute la visite.