Exhibition "Darwin's Paradise" until 28 February

Published on
December 5, 2018

Gert Jan Hofstede is a personal professor of Artificial Sociality at the Information Technology Group of Wageningen University. In his spare time he creates plywood puzzles with a symbolic twist. His work is on display on the 3rd floor in Forum Library until 28 February 2019.

Gert Jan is a biologist and always full of ideas. Plywood puzzles force his ideas into a limited space of two, sometimes three dimensions. Each piece depicts a letter, an animal or a human figure, and the whole often symbolizes a theme. Some puzzles are practical, for example, a chessboard with pieces, or a Christmas stall. Most are symbolic, for example, the heart-shaped ‘I love you’ puzzle, the puzzles with creatures of the savannah, sea, and air; and the title puzzle that shows Charles Darwin on one side and a symbolic representation of his mind on the other.

We are always looking for artwork for upcoming exhibits. Are you an artistic scientist or a scientific artist? And WUR student or staff? The Forum Library could be a perfect exhibition space! We offer a unique possibility to share your work with a wider audience.  For more information contact