Nr. 101 - PANAMA (the Aeromodeller) 2003 - Panamarenko (and Ronny Van de Velde)

50 x 60 cm: offset on glossy paper

Just like Leonardo Da Vinci, the Belgian artist Panamarenko (1940- 2019) imagined all kind of flying machines, with a seriousness of a an inventor of things that should eventually work. In Panamarenko's case, they never did. Talking about his "Aeromodeller", of which the Museum shows a copy of a drawing from the 1960ie, and which was actually built, he once said:  "..it’s a miracle if the object works, but it would be even more perfect if it didn’t. The objective is then completed within the strict confines of the dream."