“Coming World Remember Me” becomes permanent display
The art installation by Koen Vanmechelen attracted 200,000 visitors last year. Many people went home with one of the 600,000 hand-sculpted heads that made up this tribute to the fallen of the Great War, but the central sculpture, an egg, as well as 200,000 heads are getting a permanent resting place at the Zillebeke provincial estate in West Flanders.
The 600,000 sculptures represented the 600,000 victims of the Great War in our region. The head sculptures were made by hand and everybody could join in their manufacture.
The egg and the 200,000 remaining sculptures have been laid out to form a map of the world showing the interconnectivity between the continents.