Koen Vanmechelen

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The story of the final land art installation, which will be created in Ypres in 2018, originates in the crossing of a basic idea of curator Jan Moeyaert with the very heart and soul of the oeuvre of artist Koen Vanmechelen. This crossbreed gave rise to the story of the plastic art installation ‘ComingWorldRememberMe’ for ‘GoneWest’, the remembrance and commemoration period for the WWI centenary.

Nieuwe alinea The oeuvre of artist Koen Vanmechelen is a constant search for the universal truth of our existence. With projects like ‘The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project’, ‘The Open University of Diversity’ and ‘The Accident’, Koen Vanmechelen explores the fields of diversity and identity. His contents and imagination have already been respected internationally for many years. Vanmechelen’s oeuvre is a tribute to life and aims at a new cosmopolitan man. He cherishes cultural differences. Is open-minded. Strives to understand the others. Lives of constructive confrontations. Shifts boundaries. Is looking for symbiosis. Tries to redefine the emotionally charged concepts of ‘identity’ and ‘diversity’ in a world which used to be without borders and which will become borderless again. A filosofy that matches perfectly with the story ComingWorldRememberMe wants to tell.