Only 20 minutes from Maasmechelen Village, on the foundations of the mining past and the old zoo of Zwartberg, you will discover LABIOMISTA, an evolving work of art that takes you into the unique vision of artist Koen Vanmechelen.

By Maasmechelen Village

As you find your way in the 24-hectare park through an open-air exhibition with many of his (living) artworks and installations, universal societal topics such as diversity and human rights are made concrete and turned into conversation pieces.

In this unique collaboration between artist Koen Vanmechelen and the city of Genk, a shared vision about the potential of identity & diversity takes shape in different ways. LABIOMISTA is a permanent and evolving work of art that invites, challenges and inspires you. It’s a hotbed for a wealth of new ideas, creations, projects and collaborations. And it’s a meeting place for all the species of this world.

LABIOMISTA also creates new life. In so doing, it inspires and fertilises its environment with energy and initiatives in various cultural, social and economic areas. This creates a profound and unique cross-fertilisation between artist and city, people and society.



More info

Marcel Habetslaan 50, 3600 Genk, Belgium

Tel: +32 89 65 55 90

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Photos © Labiomista
Photos by Kris Vervaeke, Philippe Van Gelooven, Studio Tropics, Jeroen Verrecht, Tony van Galen, Enrico Cano