Koen Vanmechelen | Inception

Koen Vanmechelen | Inception

passport photos by koen vanmechelen

Koen Vanmechelen

Passport Photos, 2013

generic chicken by koen vanmechelen

Koen Vanmechelen

Generic Chicken, 2013

mechelse orloff x silky - ccp14 by koen vanmechelen

Koen Vanmechelen

Mechelse Orloff x Silky - CCP14

mechelse redcap x jersey giant - ccp4 by koen vanmechelen

Koen Vanmechelen

Mechelse Redcap x Jersey Giant - CCP4, 2012

breaking the page by koen vanmechelen

Koen Vanmechelen

Breaking the Page, 2012

the chicken's appeal by koen vanmechelen

Koen Vanmechelen

The Chicken's Appeal, 2003

Freitag, 1. Februar 2013Samstag, 9. März 2013


Birmingham, MI USA

The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project is an artistic-scientific, bicultural hybridization through which Koen Vanmechelen tackles some of life's most existential questions: questions about our identity as individuals and as a species, but also questions about diversity and beauty as vital forces behind the evolution of life. The chicken, this seemingly banal animal, having co-evolved with homo sapiens for 7,000 years, serves as a perfect metaphor for la condition humaine.

Conversations with the Artist
Sunday, 3 February 1 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
Wednesday, 6 February 6 pm
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills