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.Read more about the artist
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.