The world as we know it is in transition and more than ever art is needed to make a bridge to new perspectives and solutions for co-existence with other communities, societies, cultures, and with other species. The world of yesterday is history. In 2018, the topics that have been surfacing in my oeuvre for almost two decades, dominated the global and local perspective. Diversity, transformation, domestication, the rights of humans and children, and also the creation of meetin
Wallpaper*, a leading magazine on art, lifestyle and design, published a 6 page article on LABIOMISTA. There’s something afoot in the small town of Genk in eastern Belgium. On the site of a former coal mine, a long, dark brick building with a cage at its centre and a large greenhouse at its western end has appeared. It is elegant and unexpected, an enigmatic, provocative presence, calmly nestled among the lush greenery and sighing trees. Inside, one of Belgium’s most renowned
On the evening of the 3rd of December, Cosmocafe was awarded best bar concept by Venuez. Cosmocafe opened its doors on 11th of December, 2017 as a permanent evolving artwork created by artist Koen Vanmechelen in collaboration with Pascal Vossius and Ben Elen. The bar is now awarded for its innovative character.
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The Gösta Serlachius art foundation and city of Mänttä-Vilppula have made a joint acquisition for their permanent art collection. The bronze artwork T-Rex; part of Vanmechelen's summer solo exhibition It's About Time in the museum will be installed on to Seppälä’s park road, close to the town hall. Photo: installation view, It's About Time T-REX, 2018
Bronze, 400 x 160 x 160 cm
The bronze claw of a dinosaur or a giant enlargement of a chicken leg,
T-Rex refers to lurking an