'IN VETRO' - C.C.P. at 57th Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair - BRAFA12
January 21-January 29
For this last edition of BRAFA the artist Koen Vanmechelen will put on display one of his latest works - 'IN VETRO' - C.C.P' (mini - museum), magical miniature, part of the Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (CCP), a worldwide cross-breeding program involving national and regional chicken breeds started by the artist in 1998.
The art work will be presented by the Antwerpen Gallery of Ronny Van de Velde, who has been active in the field of exhibition organisation and catalogue publication for about thirty years. This year he will present a museum on the scale of 1:7, made up of thirty rooms of original work, each 100 x 60 x 65 cm. Such an installation is a first at the BRAFA. The circuit begins with Grandville’s drawings for Gulliver’s Travels, the famous book in which scale plays such a major role. Subsequent exhibition rooms are devoted to symbolism, surrealism, photography, the Cobra group, abstract and minimal art, and some will feature works by contemporary Belgian artists including Peter De Cupere, Fred Eerdekens, Jan Fabre, Kris Martin, Wesley Meuris, Boy Stappaerts, Stefan Vanfleteren, Koen Vanmechelen, Wout Vercammen and Cindy Wright. A collection catalogue will be published in conjunction with the opening of the miniature museum.