For their podcast 'Wildernissen' Laure and Linde Devroey invited Koen Vanmechelen for a conversation about cross-pollination and the wild gene of chickens and artists. Philosopher Norbert Peeters and writer Mariken Heitman join the conversation about domestication and "rewilding". Together they investigate the big and small wildernesses in the world. On the border between nature and culture, they bring reflections on the place of wildness in modern life.
Koen Vanmechelen is featured in the prestigious ARTE programme “Twist”. The central question of “Das Tier und wir” is what happens when the animal, with its characteristics and abilities, is at the center of art? To find answers, ARTE traveled to LABIOMISTA, the studio and animal park of artist Koen Vanmechelen in Genk (BE).
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.
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 exhibition 'Seduzione’ (Seduction) opens the 2022 season, starting January 18, 2022: 30 artworks by Koen Vanmechelen dedicated to the themes of evolution and hybridization are installed among the museum's classic masterpieces.