Koen Vanmechelen, author of the book ‘This is not a chicken’ , and Johan Braeckman, author of the book ‘Fascinerend leven’, try to solve the enigma of evolution at the intersection of art, science and philosophy. During ‘Druk in Leuven’ they are invited for a conversation on how we think about biology and science and on the beauty of limitation. Together they pay tribute to the interplay of species and to the forever evolving and fascinating life. Koen Vanmechelen is an inter
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LABIOMISTA/Studio Koen Vanmechelen is looking for one or more enthusiastic interns for The Unthinkable Experiment in the summer of 2022. The Unthinkable Experiment is a groundbreaking project that wants to give a voice to the new generation. Launched after a series of series of global lockdowns, we are looking for the diversity and freshness of new knowledge. Based on generosity and curiosity, critical thinking, solidarity and responsibility. Inspired by the LABIOMISTA's envi
After their remarkable success at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the thirty sculptures created by artist Koen Vanmechelen are presented in Venice during the solo exhibition Burning Falls. The Michelangelo Foundation invited the artist for the second edition of Homo Faber. In addition, the Belgian artist is organising his first post-pandemic Cosmocafe at the Global Campus of Human Rights during the opening of the 59th Biennial of Venice.Burning Falls In the old glass
Prof Karine Van Doninck invites artist Koen Vanmechelen for a talk during Manned Flight - Rotifers in Action What if the laboratory beckons to the studio, and what if science and art intersect? What happens when pencil and petri dish reach out, or when projector and pipette closely embrace each other? Manned Flight - Rotifers in Action combines science and art in a seldom explored and unprecedented way. Years ago, the long-term research in the evolutionary biology laborat
LABIOMISTA, Genk – After two years of corona, LABIOMISTA, artist Koen Vanmechelen’s evolving work of art, opens for its fourth annual season, once again with a burning topic. At the crossroads of art, society and ecology the park in Genk (Belgium) issues an open invitation to reflect on the meaning of freedom. Does the current context require us to redefine it? The word ‘freedom’ is written in large letters on a man’s naked back, flanked by two wings. When he created this cam