Open Universe of Diversity

March 2012

Koen Vanmechelen’s chicken run

Koen Vanmechelen’s chicken run, photo: Minne Dalemans

The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project is Koen Vanmechelen's rather extravagant exercise in the crossbreeding of chickens to create new species. Twenty years on, this Belgian artist's work addresses issues of multiculturalism, globalisation and genetic engineering. He dares to approach scientific subjects from an artist’s point of view, initiating collaborations with scientists that lend inspiration and insights on both sides.

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