Brussels attacks: artwork by Olivier Strebelle to be placed on airport access road
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    Brussels attacks: artwork by Olivier Strebelle to be placed on airport access road

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    The “Flight in Mind” artwork is to get a new home, following its restoration.
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    The bronze artwork “Flight in mind” by Olivier Strebelle that used to be in the departure hall at Brussels Airport, until the March 22nd attacks, will be now be relocated.
    Its new home will be a small park situated on the access way leading to the airport.

    The statue will be inaugurated in two weeks, during the commemoration of the attacks.

    Since 1995, “Flight in mind” had been a regular meeting point in the departure hall at Brussels Airport.

    Damaged in the March 22nd attacks, it had to be removed. The Airport decided, with the artist’s permission, not to repair it but in fact to restore it.

    After the attacks, the work was found to contain traces of debris from the explosion, and in memory of the victims it will retain these.

    The artwork will be placed at the entrance to the access road of Brussels Airport, close to the roundabout located under the A201 viaduct.

    As alluded to earlier, it will be unveiled as part the commemoration of the attacks, which took place in Brussels Airport and the Brussels metro station in Maelbeek. These two attacks left a combined total of 32 dead and 324 injured.

    Lars Andersen
    The Brussels Times