On the 23rd of May; Koen Vanmechelen's public art installation De Kus (the kiss) was officially inaugurated in Vanmechelen's home town; Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Two steel swords cross, creating an X; universal symbol of a kiss. On top; a golden hen and bronze rooster; red junglefowls. A reference to the origin of all other chicken breeds. Chicken and man come together in a sculpture on what happens when swords are put down
Since the middle of the twentieth century, artists have been trying to expand the boundaries of visual arts. In search for new forms of expression, they are increasingly seeking dialogue with other disciplines using their methods and means of production. In this context, the natural sciences in particular have developed into important driving forces for artistic practices. Laboratories, as settings for innovative developments and (sometimes) utopian ideas, have become not onl
Interior Club is an experience event for interior architects full of inspiration and information fit for the future. The participating brands will join forces to showcase the latest designs in original settings in a 1000m2 space.
There 'll be trend presentations about materials and colours and demonstrations about the evolutions for the coming season. A lecture programme with renowned national and international designers and architects will bring inside information. Koen
It is with great proud that we present the latest publication on Koens work. It's About Time is published on the occasion of the solo exhibition at Serlachius Museums. The book is published by Parvs, edited by Timo Valjakka and contains texts by Rod Mengham, Hanna Johansson and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts as well as numerous images. The book is available via Parvs and Amazon.
Koen Vanmechelen is one of the participating artists in the Biennial art fair at the Faculty Club Leuven, to support 'Leuvens Stamcelinsituut' and the 'Stamcelbank'. The art fair opens for one weekend only; Saturday 23 June, 2018 from 11 - 23h and sunday 24 June 2018 from 11 - 17h. more information on the website; kunstbeurs-leuven.be
Koen Vanmechelen is one of the six artist who designed a Museumpas. The museumpas is launched today, and gives unlimited acces to over a hundred of Belgian museums, during one year for the price of 50 euros. The pas is now available on; https://nl.shop.museumpassmusees.be/collections/frontpage/products/koen-vanmechelen
Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen and the International Livestock Research Institute presented ’The Book of Genome’, to the National Museum of Ethiopia, also known as the LUCY musuem. Vanmechelen’s artwork is part of the larger art-science installation “Incubated Worlds” that was inaugurated at the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research Institute on the 26th of April. Vanmechelen: ‘We are honored to present these artworks to the National Museum of Ethiopia.