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
Rotterdam is Joep van Lieshout's center of operations. In this episode, Blikopeners Coen and Esha see Sawmill, a piece from his most recent series. And it's not all talk: van Lieshout puts the Blikopeners to work.
This artist puts on overalls and rolls up his sleeves "who's scared of getting his hands dirty"? Not van Lieshout.
Joep van Lieshout's assignment
Under the professional guidance of Dutch broadcasting organisation AVRO, Blikopeners (Eye Openers - peer educators at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) created the television series What The Art?! In each episode, the Blikopeners visited a prominent artist or designer in his/her studio.Download teaching materials