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Atelier Van Lieshout

Dutch, Established 1995

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Atelier Van Lieshout

Dutch, Established 1995

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Atelier van Lieshout, the celebrated art, design, and architecture studio founded by Joep van Lieshout, combines idealism and grit to produce sculptures, installations, furnishings, architectural spaces, and plans for the future of humanity. Functional or fantastical, their work is shaped by a belief in self-sufficiency, distrust of politics and power, and the universal paradigms of life and death. They approach each project as a Gesamtkunstwerk—a total work of art formed from a synthesis of methods, materials, and disciplines. Their best-known Gesamtkunstwerk is AVL-Ville (2001-02), an autarkic, utopian “free state” with its own constitution, which floated in Rotterdam’s port for one year. In all of its projects, Atelier van Lieshout aims to reveal where we are now—trapped in a sanitized, consumerist world—and where we should be—re-connected to farming, industry, and the ongoing cycle of production and consumption.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Skulptur Projekte Munster, and 1 more
Biography

Atelier van Lieshout, the celebrated art, design, and architecture studio founded by Joep van Lieshout, combines idealism and grit to produce sculptures, installations, furnishings, architectural spaces, and plans for the future of humanity. Functional or fantastical, their work is shaped by a belief in self-sufficiency, distrust of politics and power, and the universal paradigms of life and death. They approach each project as a Gesamtkunstwerk—a total work of art formed from a synthesis of methods, materials, and disciplines. Their best-known Gesamtkunstwerk is AVL-Ville (2001-02), an autarkic, utopian “free state” with its own constitution, which floated in Rotterdam’s port for one year. In all of its projects, Atelier van Lieshout aims to reveal where we are now—trapped in a sanitized, consumerist world—and where we should be—re-connected to farming, industry, and the ongoing cycle of production and consumption.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Skulptur Projekte Munster, and 1 more