Follow in the footsteps of Archimedes and Euclides, and help build our library for the new world, a cabinet of curiosities, a wunderkammer, the library of the future. Of your future. LABIOMISTA, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Universit Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) are looking for 30 young inquisitive people, ages 17 to 27, who are keen to explore the meaning of freedom. Come propelled by your dreams and together with others think about the future of the now in which we live. Come think the Unthinkable.
Our Cosmogolem, worldwide symbol of children rights, is now a delicious biscuits! Philip's Biscuits, an artisan bakery based in Antwerp (BE) made Cosmogolem cookies inspired by our Giant of Hope. The sales support the construction of a new Cosmogolem at the Academy of Merskem; the first Belgian Academy for children’s rights.
With the inauguration of LaMouseion, LABIOMISTA – the evolving work of art by artist Koen Vanmechelen in collaboration with the city of Genk – enters its third season. The installation once again proves that Koen Vanmechelen is one of the most socially relevant artists in Flanders. Three knowledge containers invite young people in particular to reflect on the future, in the same free spirit that typifies Vanmechelen’s ‘wild gene’.
The Belgian composer and sound designer Poltrock releases his soundtrack for Wild Gene – The Art of Koen Vanmechelen, Joris Gijsen’s biopic of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen. Both, soundtrack and documentary, are now available for streaming worldwide.
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.