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
The debate was chaired by philosopher and journalist Hans Kennepohl, and artist Joep van Lieshout, philosopher Karim Benammar and chemist and Cradle to Cradle specialist Michael Braungart debated the relevance of this concept and human consumption. The debate was organised in response to the exhibition Internopolis (29/05/2010- 26/09/2010). In an empty submarine wharf in the Rotterdam harbour measuring nearly 5000 m2, Atelier Van Lieshout created a chilling setting, in which medical instruments, vacuum pumps, silos, skulls, skeletons, giant sperm cells and organs played the leading role.