Nr. 74 - CWRM 2014-2018, Koen Van Mechelen

10 x 10 x 10 cm, baked clay

Coming World Remember Me (CWRM), was a project commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the Great War (1914-1918). The ultimate goal of CWRM was the production of 600,000 small clay statues, one for every person killed on Belgian soil during the war.  

200.000 statues were found at a site near the Palingbeek in Ypres (B). They belonged to a land art installation wanted by the Belgian artist Koen Van Mechelen, to remember, to help, to reflect and connect.

The remaining 400.000 statues got dispersed throughout the world.