BoijmansTV: Recycle

00:14:43 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
In this 6th episode of Boijmans TV, artist Joep van Lieshout is interrogated by security guard Arie about his ideas for saving the world. In his work, Van Lieshout puts forward the idea of recycling people.
Joep van Lieshout / AVL

Joep van Lieshout (1963, Ravenstein) founded his studio, Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) in 1995. Atelier Van Lieshout produces works which straddle art, design and architecture: sculpture and installations, buildings and furniture, utopias and dystopias. What these works have in common are a number of recurring themes, motives and obsessions: systems, power, autarky, life, sex, death.

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In the meantime, Ab, our technical man, helps the people from Atelier Van Lieshout to erect Infernopolis. This enormous exhibition will be open from 29 May in the former submarine shed on the RDM grounds at Heijplaat in Rotterdam. But you know how it is... Ab has a queasy stomach and in his confusion wants to be back in his familiar building at the Museum park as quickly as possible. After all, nothing is ever thrown away there and a group of elderly Chinese are enjoying a carefree game of football in the quad. After Bregje and her tape-recorder have let them in on some of the secrets of the famous dancing girl by Edgar Degas, the Chinese decide to attempt a dance as well.

About Boijmans TV

Boijmans TV is a new programme about art, based on an idea by Wilfried de Jong. It is more than an art magazine. We do not only meet the artist, but also the museum visitor, the attendant and the employee of technical services.

Each episode of Boijmans TV can be viewed here on ARTtube after it has been broadcast. 

Video credits

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen presents in cooperation with RTV Rijnmond, Popov film and the RO Theater the new television series Boijmans TV.

The project was funded by VSBfonds, partner in education of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Mediafonds and the Rotterdam Mediafonds.

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