Fri 28 September
War – Artist Talk by Joep van Lieshout
Joep van Lieshout’s new project ‘New Tribal Labyrinth’ creates an ongoing series of work in which recurring themes such as the organization of labor, the structures of power and revolution are brought together in relation to the idea of the end of resources and subsequent self-sufficiency.
Following the idea of a radical shift in our extremely advanced and complex society, a new world order is foreseen, a society inhabited by newly formed tribes and cultures that return to farming, industry and the importance of rituals. In this artist talk, Van Lieshout expands on the themes behind ‘New Tribal Labyrinth’ and invites a war philosopher to discuss the nature of the ‘New Tribal Labyrinth’, fluctuating between dystopia and utopia.
Joep van Lieshout (Ravenstein, NL,1963) is a visual artist who lives and works in Rotterdam. Initially working as a solo artist, he started out producing objects in bright coloured polyester - the material that would become his trademark - since the early eighties. In 1995 he founded Atelier Van Lieshout, leading a group of like-minded individuals in his search for creative and aesthetic solutions, and thus undermining the myth of the individual artistic genius. Atelier Van Lieshout produces objects that balance on the boundary between art, architecture and design.
Entrance: 5,- / 3,- with discount