Remember to pick up your poster

Sunday November 23, 13:00 - 20:00

Dear Haeckel's Fans,

On Sunday November 23rd we open up the Kunstformen Der Natur exhibition for one final day. We would like to remind you to come and pick up your poster during the Finissage which is your last chance to enjoy the extraordinary exhibition and buy one of the remaining posters or t-shirts. The event starts with a talk by Constance Sommerey and Koen Beumer who will give a lecture on evolution and human-animal hybrids. (Did you know that in 1920 they actually tried to mate humans with apes?!) After the talks it is time to wrap up the exhibition. Literally. You can feel free to take the poster you bought down and transfer the exhibition to your homes.

Talks at 14:30. Demontage , soup and music by Kyll Kenn at 16:00.

** Free for We Are Public members

Note: Did you know that this is in fact the very last event we will host in the Mediamatic Fabriek? That's right, we are on the move again.


Kunstformen Der Natur t-shirts - The Mediamatic Team dressed in Kunstformen Der Natur Amy Claire Elizabeth Galbraith


13:00 - Doors open exhibition
14:30 - 16:00 Talks by Constance Sommerey and Koen Beumer
16:00 - 20:00 Demontage with music by Kyll Kenn

About Constance Sommery and Koen Beumer

Ever since Charles Darwin published his On the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has spawned controversy. We will use this closing event as an opportunity to address some of these controversies. Haeckel-expert Constance Sommerey will reconstruct the history of how Haeckel’s unencumbered belief in human animal descent and the refutation of the biblical Genesis eventually led to a ban of the entire subject of biology from German secondary schools in 1882. Sociologist of science Koen Beumer will then show how ideas about evolution have also caused a great deal of debate in research by discussing controversial studies into human-animal hybrids.

Take that exhibition home !

This day is also the last moment to buy one of the beautiful large scale Kunstformen posters and t-shirts. Get your favorite print for only €40,00 or a t-shirt for €27,00.

Note: The posters can be picked up during this event from 16:00 - 18:00. You yourself will be responsible for taking down the poster.


Kunstformen finissage image - One of the posters on display in the Kunstformen Der Natur exhibition. Amy Claire Elizabeth Galbraith

Kunstformen Finissage
Sunday November 23, 13:00 - 20:00
Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Amsterdam
Tickets: €5,00 for a Mediamatic Membership.
Entrance is free from 16:00 on.
Facebook event here
Free for We Are Public members

New Address

From the 24th of November Mediamatic will be located at Dijksgracht 6, in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for more information!