Italy - 54th Venice Biennial - Official Collateral Project - Koen Vanmechelen10/05/2011
Nato a Venezia
4 June - 27 November 2011
The MAK Museum of Applied arts and Contemporary art presents the personal exhibition of Koen Vanmechelen Nato a Venezia (Born in Venice) at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan, Campo Santo.
Inside the walls of one of the main centres of Venetian culture and knowledge, Koen Vanmechelen presents a 'laboratory' on the borderline of art and science. In an open study, the visitors are actively invited to take part in different research projects on biological and cultural diversity that are conducted by the researchers on site. Further, the artist underlines the continuation of his decade-long artistic cross-breeding project by giving birth to a new generation in the 'Cosmopolitan Chicken Project'. Intellectual and natural breeding come together in one installation in an attempt to stimulate the discussion on cultural and biological diversity, cosmopolitanism, mingling and mixing as the keys to development and progress.
Image: © Koen Vanmechelen, 2011
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