From January 24 till March 22, 2020
PANAMARENKO – AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 YEARS
Campo & Campo, Antwerp
From floating constructions and flying backpacks to pedal-powered helicopters, zeppelins, airplanes, junebugs, submarines, and chickens wandering around. To describe Panamarenko, or Henri Van Herwegen with the single term ‘artist’, detracts from his abilities. He should be called an inventor as well, an engineer, a technician, a mathematician, a philosopher and a visionary. His body of works is so unique and innovative, that it is impossible to frame it within a certain style or movement. His miraculous world is centered between pure science, technical genius and childish enthusiasm. Panamarenko will be eighty years old next year. So 2020 will be a real festive year. With a pop-up exhibition at Campo & Campo starting in January, continued in the summer months at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp and a walk through downtown Antwerp. Tickets for the exhibition at Campo & Campo can be booked as from October 25 at www.panamarenko.be
Starting in January 2020, there is a unique anniversary exhibition at Campo & Campo in Antwerp. His most beloved works will be brought together, supplemented with models, rarely seen drawings, historical videos and other objects from his imaginary works.
The second part of the birthday tribute follows from May to August. During the festive city walk ‘The Pana Parcours’, you will stop at the places where the grandmaster left his mark. At the same time, you can visit the M HKA for a virtual reality exhibition and an overview of Panamarenko’s life. His house in the Biekorfstraat in Antwerp – which was, thanks to a cooperation with M HKA- restored and opened to the public. Outside of Antwerp, other famous and lesser-known Flemish museums will present works on the occasion of his 80th anniversary
Around the world in 80 years
Pop-up exhibiton Campo & Campo, Grote Steenweg 19-21, Antwerp
January 24 to March 22, 2020
Campo & Campo clients can contact us for tickets.
Organization events (breakfast events, nocturne events): firstname.lastname@example.org