‘autocrat’, 1998

 

 

‘das haus’ – atelier van lieshout retrospective

ludwig forum for international art, aachen, germany septemebr 13, 2008 – january 11, 2009

the work of atelier van lieshout is currently the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at aachen, germany’s ludwig forum for international art. ‘das haus’ (the house) includes the studio’s work from the early 1980’s and their contemporary projects. split into several thematic rooms, the show looks at different periods in the studio’s oeuvre. this arrangement sheds new light on AVL’s projects, creating new understandings of some of their key themes.

‘the modular bedroom’ shows shelving units from the 80s, a brothel from ‘slavecity’, ‘mini modular brothel’, 2006, and a beercrate sculpture from 1987. ‘the machine room’ presents early works inspired by machines and equipment, such as ‘blacksmith fire’, 1983, but also a recent work ‘operation’ 2007. the ‘independence room’ recalls the freestate AVL-ville; one of the first mobile homes, ‘autocrat’, 1997, besides ‘mercedes with 57mm canon’, 1998, ‘septic tanks’, 2001 and ‘sleep/study skull’, 1996.

two new publications will be published together with the exhibition: das haus (the house) and stadt der sklaven (slavecity). the catalogues are published by dumont verlag and will discuss the thematic coherence between the works and document the exhibition.

each work of art is an individual work, but the work is also part of a bigger series of works. for me
all works of AVL tell one big ‘saga’. therefore it’s important to me that the works in aachen are
exhibited and shown in close relationship to each other. even the early works from the 80s are part
of this history and are still current. – joep van lieshout

http://www.ludwigforum.de http://www.ateliervanlieshout.com

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'das haus' atelier van lieshout retrospective ‘autocrat’, 1998

 

 

'das haus' atelier van lieshout retrospective ‘mercedes with 58 mm canon’, 1998

 

 

'das haus' atelier van lieshout retrospective ‘sportopia’, 2001

 

 

'das haus' atelier van lieshout retrospective ‘black smith fire’, 1983

 

 

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'das haus' atelier van lieshout retrospective ‘mini modular brothel 20 units (2x2x5)’, 2006

 

 

'das haus' atelier van lieshout retrospective ‘operation’, 2007

 

 

all images: copyright atelier van lieshout