Art history began with animals when over 30,000 years ago human beings painted them on the walls of caves. In the centuries that followed animal imagery was mainly symbolic in function and in the Middle Ages animals appeared in all sorts of pictures but since the 17th century they have taken on a really major rôle. Animals, both real and fantastic, occupy an important place in art. The exhibition The Beauty of the Beast confronts artworks from the Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fi
As in previous years, the Denmark Biennale is a tribute to the Italian artist Piero Manzoni (1933-63), the provocateur whose epoch-making work Socle du Monde (Base of the World) from 1961 lends its name to the Biennale. HEART owns the largest public collection of Manzoni works in the world.
The 2017 version of Socle du Monde Biennale is subtitled: To challenge the Earth, the Moon, the Sun & the Stars. Not only a tribute to Manzoni, it pays homage to all great artists, befor
The Boca Raton Museum of Art presents 42 works by 33 artists living or working in 23 countries, all working with glass.
Artist includes Song Dong, Luke Jerram, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Lucy & Jorge Orta
Koen Vanmechelen’s Black Medusa is on show, together with Protected Paradise.
More information; https://www.bocamuseum.org/exhibitions/glasstress-boca-raton
An exhibition of works by international contemporary artists inspired by nature.
Curated by James Putnam From the beginning of human history, and in every culture, nature has played a vital role in creative expression. Force of Nature, curated by James Putnam, Research Fellow at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, will include work by 28 established and emerging international contemporary artists, surveying the influence of nature and its processes on t
Koen Vanmechelen was invited to talk about The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, the Planetary Community Chicken and his Open University of Diversity at the TEDx conference at the University of Michigan. You can watch the livestream of the conference online; http://tedxuofm.com/livestream Forward to 36min30 to hear what Koen had to say about diversity, breaking boundaries and the importance of finding the right balance between global and local, nature and culture.
Ethiopia presents the story of an evolution, an enquiry into how societies co-exist and evolve. The exhibition marks the launch of an art-science collaboration between Koen Vanmechelen, MOUTH and the International Livestock Research Institute in Ethiopia. The project 'Incubated Worlds' explores ways that biocultural diversity can shape our lives and contribute to the development of small-scale sustainable food systems in sub-Saharan Africa. In partnership with the Internation