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On June, 28th at 20 o’clock, the Glober-project of the Antwerp artist Koen Huysmans will be presented in the International Press Centre Flanders at the Grote Markt 40 in Antwerp. The Glober-project forms a part of the two-monthly exhibition cycle of the online art platform (Antwerp Internet Art). Glober is the subject of the fifth edition of Anina.

For his project, artist Koen Huysmans created a Glober-figure, a plastic puppet which his creator hopes during the next months will be wandering through the whole world. Glober is a figure in synthetic material, of which different copies in several colours were produced. The intention is tourists will take a copy along on their holiday and take a picture of Glober on the road or at the holiday destination.

The pictures will forwarded and placed on the internet by the artist. In this way the next months an online exposition will be created. The exhibition runs simultaneously at the internet sites and At the opening of the exhibition in the International Press Centre Flanders, the Glober-family will be presented to the

Each Glober-figure get also his own passport, as a result of which each copy becomes unique, with also its own colour and its own christian name. On a forum the artist collects also travel tales and funny hints. In the past, Koen Huysmans was especially active as an
art painter and started with Bart Bourdiaudhy the collective Antwerp artstudio Coat03. Koen Huysmans is an autodidact, but starts in the near feature a training at the Antwerp academy.

The music on the website was provided by the Antwerp band Nudex. At the official presentation of the Glober-family, one of the bandmembers will perfom an acoustic version of this music. A Glober-figure, especially created for the band, will accompany Nudex also on his next tour. (Antwerp Internet Art) is an online art platform that every two months offers an artist the possibility to develop a digital art project. In the past, Anina worked with different artistic expressions such as computergraphics, photography, video, sound art and
interactive media. The projects must, however, created especially for the internet. Anina collaborates with Belgian and foreign artists.