News archive for Open university of diversity
Supporting 'De Box'!
OpUnDi, the Open University of Diverity, is as always thinking out side of the box.
That's why we are fully supporting the project De Box - Inside Out!
More information about the project:
Check out the press coverage of Hotel de Inmigrantes - Cosmopolitan Stranger
Hotel de Inmigrantes - Cosmopolitan Stranger, a project with 40 international artists working in Koen Vanmechelens studio and living like real immigrantes. Parallel event Manifesta9. Read here what the press wrote about it.
Photo's of Hotel de Inmigrantes - Cosmopolitan Stranger
Since the 31th of May, 40 artists are working and living in Koen Vanmechelen's studio as real immigrantes under the title Hotel De Inmigrantes - Cosmopolitan Stranger; check out our gallery space for some pictures of the project.
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Parallel event Manifesta9
Hotel De Inmigrantes - Cosmopolitan Stranger selected for Manifesta9
Yesterday Manifesta9 announced the selection of participants and projects for this year’s edition of the European biennale for Contemporary Art. We are proud to announce that the project of Koen Vanmechelen has been chosen as an official Parallel Event.
Private view - Open University of Diversity - 29.01
On the 29th of January artist Koen Vanmechelen presented his latest project; the Open University of Diversity to a select audience during a private view. There was a great crowd; as you can see in the gallery space. We wish to thank everyone who participated and made this day a day to remember. For this occasion; the artist also asked people from different domains to express their opinion on diversity; you can find the result on our you tube channel. Finally, have a look at the press section for some interviews with the artist himself.
Art curated by Peter Noever
Art curated by Peter Noever is a video made by this international curator for the Private view of the Open University of Diversity on the 29th of January. For this occasion, artist Koen Vanmechelen asked different people to share their vision on diversity. What does the core theme of Vanmechelen's work mean to them? Find out Peter Noever's response on his website; and look out for the other video's.
'Nato a Venezia - OpUnDi' - Creativity World Forum
For the Creativity World Forum 2011, Koen Vanmechelen presents ‘Nato a Venezia’, an installation based on his expo at the 54th Biennial of Venice.
This ‘laboratory’, under the patronage of the ‘Open University of Diversity’, continues Vanmechelen’s research on the borderline between art and science. In collaboration with scientists from different fields (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science of Hasselt University) he launches an ‘open study’ on biocultural diversity.
While the visitors participate in three different studies, they are confronted with a 8-m high projection of the latest ‘Cosmopolitan chicken’. A crossbreed born during the Biennial, named the ‘Mechelse Fayoumi’ (CCP15). As a modern dinosaur, this hybrid powerfully stares into the distance. Born in Venice, ready for the world. And the future.
Already over 5000 participants to the 'Nato a Venezia' study on biocultural diversity
Since June, Koen Vanmechelen has been presenting a 'laboratory' on the borderline of art and science at the 54rd biennial of Venice. Inside the walls of one of the main centers of Venetian culture and knowledge, visitors are invited to join in on an open study on biological and cultural diversity. Now, almost four months later, already more than 5000 visitors have participated in these research projects.
You can still visit the expo at the biennial, just until the 27th of November.
'Nato a Venezia'
The Open University of Diversity
54rd biennial of Venice, Italy
For practical details, visit the website of the expo.
Come and see Koen Vanmechelen's studio during the Open Heritage Days
During the Open Heritage Days (Open Monumentendagen) on 9, 10 and 11 September, the site of the former Gelatine Factory in Hasselt willl host a free new art event: Alternate Current. For three days professional art organizations, studios, workshops, and independent artists form the European region of Maastricht, Aachen and Hasselt will be plugged into the same electrical current. More than 40 artists and musicians from Belgium, germany and the Netherlands will be putting the rusty fuseboxes of the Gelatinefabriek to the test.
During these three days, visitors also have a chance to visit 'the Open University of Diversity', Koen Vanmechelen's studio at the gelatine.
The Open University of Diversity on PUKKELPOP (Hasselt,Be)
In collaboration with the University of Hasselt, visitors of the Pukkelpop-festival will be invited to take part in one of the studies that is currently running in Venice during the solo expo 'Nato a Venezia' in the 54th biennial. This study aims to link phenotypical diversity with genetic diversity. Come and let your picture taken at the UHasselt stand and learn more about the study and OpUnDi.
Installation of 5m high cage at the 'Open University of Diversity'
Busy times at the 'Open University of Diversity', Koen Vanmechelen's studio at Hasselt (BE) where a new cage of 5m high is being build...
New generation of 'Mechelse Fayoumi's' are hatching in Venice
In Venice, during 'Nato a Venezia' the solo exhibition of Koen Vanmechelen in the 54th biennial of Venice, a new generation of Mechelse Fayoumi's are being born at the library of Palazzo Loredan. These chicks are the result of the crossing between the Mechelse Silky and the Egyptian Fayoumi. The parent couple can be seen live at the cages in Murano or in the expo via a livestrea...
Press conference at Hasselt University - Nato a Venezia / Open University of Diversity
PERSUITNODIGING Nato a Venezia Voorstelling van ‘Open University of Diversity’ Kunstinstallatie Koen Vanmechelen Agora – Campus Diepenbeek – Universiteit Hasselt Vrijdag 24 juni 2011 om 12 uur Op de 54ste Biënnale van Venetië verrast kunstenaar en UHassel...
Visit from Minister of Culture; Fadila Lanaan and queen Paola to the 54th biennial in Venice
Accompanied by Jan Hoet, Queen Paola and Ministre Fadila Lanaan will visit the biennial today. The Minister will also visit Koen Vanmechelen's solo expo; Nato a Venezia at Campo St. Stefano. http://www.monarchie.be/nl/actueel/agenda/archief/internationale-kunstbiennale-van-venetie
Solo exhibition at 54th biennial of Venice, Nato A Venezia
One of the most striking collateral events of the 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia will be Koen Vanmechelen’s personal exhibition entitled ‘Nato a Venezia’. It is produced by Venice Projects, curated by Peter Noever and supported by the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna, which is preparing to add a new element to the decades-long artistic and...