It’s About Time

It’s About Time is an exhibition publication created in connection to an exhibition by the same name showcased at Serlachius Museums.

Koen Vanmechelen is an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, whose practice ranges all media from paintings, sculpture and video to large bio-installations, social events and public engagement projects. The book contains extensive articles and voluptuous illustrations. They offer an in-depth overview of the unique vision of the Belgian artist, including his famous chicken-breeding program, the Cosmopolitan Chicken Project.

Vanmechelen works at the intersection of art, nature and science. Key concepts of his art include diversity, domestication and cross-breeding. A profoundly ethical artist, he is concerned about the state of the Earth and a sustainable future for all species. In his work he seeks both symbolically and concretely to open perspectives into a future where people and other species live in a state of balance.

Authors: Rod Mengham, Hanna Johansson and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts
Graphic design: Maria Appelberg
Publisher: Parvs Publishing Ltd
Print house: Bookwell Oy, Porvoo 2018
137 pages
Serlachius Museums’ Publications 49
ISBN 978-952-7226-13-1

Its About Time. Serlachius Museums publications.