'Flower Power' by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven on the Grote Markt in Antwerp 4–13 July 2015

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven © Artur Eranosian / AMVK

On the occasion on of the 450th anniversary of the Antwerp City Hall, artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has designed a flower carpet titled 'Flower Power' that will be on display on the Grote Markt (main square) from 4 till 13 June 2015. Also part of the work is a series of unique flags decorating the City Hall's facade.

Flower Power is an a-typical flower carpet because it consists of plants and herbs in pots instead of the usual (begonia) flower buds. For this reason it will remain fresh for a longer period, with the added bonus that visitors can take the the plants home at the end of the exhibition.

The colourful work draws inspiration from motives found in the floor carpets that were in fashion at the time the City Hall was built. Using bright colours, AMVK infuses the ancient patterns with an optimistic mood, hence the title 'Flower Power'.

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