HBL News: New Tribal Labyrinth by Atelier van Lieshout at Giò Marconi gallery in Milan

Monday, 28 November 2011

For its New Tribal Labyrinth exhibition, Atelier Van Lieshout presents 14 new works which will be on display in the ground floor spaces and in the courtyard of Giò Marconi gallery (via Tadino 15, Milan). From November 30 until January 14, the gallery will host the Atelier van Lieshout’s fifth solo show in these spaces.

Founded in 1995 and directed by artist Joep van Lieshout, Atelier van Lieshout (AVL) is active internationally across design, architecture and contemporary art. In recent years, the artworks of van Lieshout have moved more and more towards sculpture - for which the artist uses materials as diverse as plastic, foam fiberglass, wood, steel and bronze.

For his current show, Van Lieshout has explored recurring themes of work organization, power structures and autarchy. According to Joep van Lieshout, a New Tribal organization in which groups of people will start to organize themselves in tribes instead of countries and nationalities will establish itself.

AVL’s works are displayed at galleries and museums worldwide. In 2001, he realized AVL-Ville, a kind of city-state in the harbours of Rotterdam. In recent years, AVL exhibited at: 10ma Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Venice (2006), MACRO, Rome (2007), Museum Folkwang, Essen (2008), Onderzeebotenloods/ Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam (2010), Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011).