It is with great pleasure that we announce that 'Cosmopolitan Chicken Project' is now part of the collection of one of the most innovative and exciting museums; Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) In 2015; photographs of the different generations of Cosmopolitan Chickens were showcased on the wall during Koen Vanmechelen's LABIOMISTA exhibition for the GLOBALE exhibition. Three years later, curator Peter Weibel acquired the work for their collection.
IT’S ABOUT TIME brings internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Koen Vanmechelen’s art to Serlachius Museum Gösta and its surrounding park. His first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries gathers a selection of iconic and new works, including painting, photography, video, bio-installations and sculptures. It will offer an in-depth retrospective overview into the unique territory Vanmechelen’s art occupies on the edges of art and nature; presenting striking and monumental
Visit Koen Vanmechelen's landart installation for ComingWorldRememberMeat the Palingbeek in Ypres. Remembering, helping, reflecting and connecting. That is the aim of ComingWorldRememberMe (CWRM), a project commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War. The ultimate goal of CWRM is the production of 600,000 small clay statues, one for every person killed on Belgian soil during WW1, by the end of 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World Wa
Group exhibition curated by Didi Bozzini at PALAZZO DEL GOVERNATORE, Parma (IT) For more information; http://www.ilterzogiorno.it/ Nature and culture are two parts of a multidimensional entity. They are in perpetual conflict. Culture is an attempt to understand nature by the superorganism it has created itself. The balance between nature and culture, always aimed for and never achieved, is what fascinates me as an artist. - Koen Vanmechelen
During the school year 2017-2018, the children from Diepenbeek are building a cosmogolem. The project is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN and is an initiative of Kiwanis Vrijheerlijckheid Diepenbeek.
Discover more on their website; https://cosmogolem4diepenbeek.be
600.000 statues are currently being put in place at the Palingbeek Provincial Estate in the West Flemish village of Zillebeke as part of Koen Vanmechelen's massive land art installation. The statues are part of the Coming World Remember Me project and have been made by 1,000 volunteers over the past 4 years. Each statue represents a victim of the First world War, fallen on Flemish grounds. The installation will be ready on the 30th of March More information; https://www.vrt.b
In April 2018 a unique poultry facility opens in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Incubated Worlds is an artwork and research center at once, a combined effort of internationally acclaimed Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen and two ILRI livestock geneticists; Tadelle Dessie and Olivier Hanotte. More than a scientific facility, Incubated Worlds is about harnessing diversity to promote new types of unity and harmony. It reveals art and science as valuable partners in addressing gl