Cultuur Gent

The cultural service of the city of Ghent
Ai Nati Oggi ©Michiel Devijver

Ai Nati Oggi

On the Sint-Veerleplein square there is a work of art hidden in two streetlamps. The work is titled ‘Ai Nati Oggi’ (To those who are born today) and was conceived by Italian artist Alberto Garutti. In this work Garutti proves he profoundly understands public space and attaches great importance to public support.

A button installed in the delivery rooms of the Sint-Lucas, Jan Palfijn, Maria Middelares and UZ hospitals is connected to the streetlamps on Sint-Veerleplein square.  The lights slowly flash on and off every time a baby is born.