gallery Campo & Campo
24/01/2020 – 22/03/2020
Panamarenko was one of the best-known Antwerp artists. He was fascinated by flying and you can see that in his works. Years ago I visited a retrospective exhibition of him in 2005 in Brussels. It is thanks to a colleague guide that I went to see the exhibition and I am glad that she remembered me of this exhibition (and went along).
Panamarenko would have turned 80 in 2020. Unfortunately, he died a few months ago, on December 14, 2019. To highlight this festive year, his wife Eveline Hoorens and a few close friends worked out a surprise exhibition in two parts: a pop-up exhibition at Campo & Campo and a continuation in the summer months in the MuHKA and in the Antwerp city center.
Campo & Campo
The Campo & Campo gallery is located in a former cinema that the Campo family renovated in 1992. On a surface of 1700m² twenty works, that are dear to Panamarenko, are exhibited. The large works are supplemented with rarely seen drawings.
Panamarenko is sometimes compared to Leonardo Da Vinci. While the Renaissance man tries to fathom the sciences, Panamarenko is mainly concerned with free movement: detachment from gravity.
Although he is fascinated by science and technology, it can be deduced from his ironic approach that he will not be bound by it either.
Be seduced by the world of Panamarenko. Maybe you buy something? Because it’s possible. Unfortunately, the little birds (official name: Archeopterix) were not for sale. You can buy tickets in advance, it is more expensive in the weekend than on weekdays.