Hans Theys is a twentieth-century philosopher and art historian. He has written and designed dozens of books on the works of contemporary artists and published hundreds of essays, interviews and reviews in books, catalogues and magazines. All his publications are based on actual collaborations and conversations with artists.

This platform was developed by Evi Bert (Centrum Kunstarchieven Vlaanderen) in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (Research group Archivolt), M HKA, Antwerp and Koen Van der Auwera. We also thank Idris Sevenans (HOR) and Marc Ruyters (Hart Magazine).


Art & Flatnixing #30 - Panamarenko [video], 2020
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Exactly thirty years after having tested Panamarenko's diving gear 'Portuguese Man of War' on a coral island in the Indian Ocean, Hans Theys visits Panamarenko's home in Antwerp and comments on certain objects. With all our gratitude to Bart De Baere and Bedrich La Framboise. With rare footage and numerous unpublished photographs. Featuring Oona Van San, Idris Sevenans, Fran Van Coppenolle, Simon Masschelein, Vincent Van Meenen and Anna Godzina. Dedicated to Idris Sevenans and Tone Pauwels.