In this lockdown year 2020, and in honor of the 20th anniversary of the artist’s Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (CCP), we invite 1000 people from around the world to become a co-writer in a handwritten edition of the Book of Genomes.
Sunday, 9 August, moth catchers counted around 6000 moths at various locations in Genk, belonging to over 300 different species. The count is part of a remarkable art project by artist Koen Vanmechelen, in collaboration with Bart Van Camp and the city of Genk.
On July 14, Vive La Vie, a talkshow on national television, landed at LABIOMISTA. Guests Tom Van Dyck and Koen Vanmechelen were invited by Karl Vannieuwkerke to talk about art, nature and culture. And about the diversity of life.
LABIOMISTA, the evolving work of art by Koen Vanmechelen in collaboration with the city of Genk, will reopen to the public on June 9th. "The lockdown has given the Cosmopolitan Culture Park yet another dimension," says the artist. “Our second season is all about connectivity, energy & healing. Our new campaign image perfectly symbolises this.”