The Crypt St. Pancras Church, London

In 2014, Koen Vanmechelen presented Darwin’s Dream an exhibition of photos, videos and sculptures in glass in St Pancreas Crypt, a 200 year old labyrinth of tunnels under this famous church.

The exhibition was based on Vanmechlen’s Cosmopolitan Chicken Project, a study of the genetics of 18 generations of chickens which the artist bred and studied over a 15 year period.

The exhibit was a demonstration in art of the differences and changes wrought by evolution. The exhibition was curated by James Putnam and Jill Silverman.