President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy visited Manifesta 9.

President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy visited Manifesta 9.

The service club Rotary of Genk-Noord, in collaboration with the city of Genk and with Manifesta 9, had the honor to invite President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy to Manifesta 9.

He was welcomed by the service club's Chairman, by Mayor of Genk Wim Dries and by Director of Manifesta Hedwig Fijen. Herman Van Rompuy himself gave a speech on the future and perspective of the European Council. Accompanied by an art mediator and the members of the club, he then visited all three sections in the exhibition and was very impressed by the curatorial concept and presentation.

Manifesta 9 and the initiators of this event are all very happy that, in spite of his very busy schedule, Herman Van Rompuy could find the time to come to Manifesta 9, a splendid example of cultural European collaborations and exchange.