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Chickens in the City

November 23, 2009

Chickens in the City Photo by Lisa Helfert

Koen Vanmechelen:  The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (DC)

Chickens in the City?   Chickens as high art?  I am not sure, but the artist knows how to make people think, which is an art itself.  From his statement :   “His initiative poses ethical questions regarding genetic engineering, globalization, and individuality, while advocating the role of artists in promoting communication and interaction across many types of boundaries, between geographical areas, races, cultures, ideologies, and professional disciplines, such as art and science.”   Vanmechelen creates art and  breeds chickens. (he eats them too)  I admire his contemporary holistic approach to making art.  It makes you think.  The presentation is playful, but serious and complex.

You wonder why I would put this in a photo blog?  I think we could learn something from this artist.  I really wish people looked at my art as seriously as those two guys in the photo are looking at that chicken.  Isn’t that what all artists would want?

See it for yourself at the Conner Contemporary Art Gallery.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 23, 2009 5:40 pm

    Judging from this photo, I fully support the chickens as art movement.

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