| Dear Sir / Madam,|
We cordially invite you for the symbolic launch of La Biomista – Studio Vanmechelen in Genk (BE) on the 9th of December. The exchange of chicken DNA between the city of Genk and Detroit signifies the start of the development of this unique site on the former mining site of Zwartberg.
At any time, you can join one of the components of the full-day program, including the evening.
8h30 – 9h30:
In the presence of Genk Mayor Wim Dries, artist Koen Vanmechelen, architect Mario Botta, Dan Carmody (President Eastern Market Corporation), Gary Wasserman (Founder Wasserman Projects), Kathryn Underwood (City Planning Detroit)
Tour on the construction site of La Biomista – by Thys Bouwprojecten, Mario Botta, and Buro B
B & B Bloemenweelde
Marcel Habetslaan 19
3600 Genk (Zwartberg)
BUS TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
10h00 – 18h00:
Guided tour of the press and invitees at the current studio in Hasselt, the breeding Center in Meeuwen-Gruitrode and a visit of different locations in the city of Genk; C-Mine, Thor Park, and the Cosmopolitan Gallery, with lunch.
Departure and end
Marcel Habetslaan 19, 3600 Genk (Zwartberg)
EVENING PROGRAM – OFFICIAL LAUNCH
18h30 – 19h30:
Speeches by Flemish Minister of Culture Sven Gatz, Igor Philtjens (Deputy Province of Limburg Tourism and Culture), Kathryn Underwood (City of Detroit City Planning Commission), Mario Botta (architect), Wim Dries (Mayor City of Genk) and Koen Vanmechelen (artist).
Official launch by exchaning the Book of Genomes and the DNA of the Cosmopolitan Chicken
Food, drinks & music (by Don Luca, The MoodSquad and B-Classic)
This event will take place in a heated tent at the construction site of La Biomista (Marcel Habetslaan 58, Genk).
Please confirm your presence via Goele Schoofs; Goele@koenvanmechelen.be,
0032 495 666 771