Located in in a vast glass-roofed exhibition hall created for the 1911 Charleroi industrial expo, BPS22 displays the contemporary art collection of Hainaut province.
The massive Neoclassical building is located on a rather desolate square in Charleroi’s upper town. The overbearing School of Labour on the other side has seen better days. But BPS22 has injected creative energy to this area of Charleroi since it opened.
The museum describes itself as a ‘hybrid space’ with a warren of rooms on different levels. It organises provocative and inspiring exhibitions in its stunning industrial spaces.
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