'The Clock Which Will Solve Every Problem in the World', Kunstraum Dornbirn (AT)


3 September 2020 – 8 November 2020

We are all going to die. The end is near. Second by second The Pendulum reminds us of our mortality. The giant time piece is like a hibernating bear: beautiful and perhaps even endearing, but deadly nonetheless. Its sound is more a hypnotic pulse than a nervous ticking; every 15 minutes a hammer striking a gas cylinder sounds an industrial death knell.

The Pendulum consists of an elaborate system of cogs which is powered by two suspended pallets carrying cement bags that weigh some 1,000 kilos. The counterweights are attached to the roof of the exhibition space, making it part of the work and physically encapsulating visitors in time, the building becomes a part of the clock.

Atelier Van Lieshout artworks on view: Pendulum (2019), Le Balzac (2017), Calgon (2017), Daalderop (2017), Mensch (2017) and others.

Kunstraum Dornbirn,
Jahngasse 9, A – 6850 Dornbirn, Austria

Sneak preview: press here for a video of Pendulum (2019)


Current exhibition(s):

House of Transition, Fokus Favoriten, Vienna (AT)
20 September 2019 – 20 September 2020
Let’s Get Physical, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)
18 July 2020 – 4 October 2020
Inner Spaces, MDD Museum, Deinze (BE)
26 July 2020 – 18 October 2020
State of Extremes, Design Museum, Holon (IL)
11 December 2019 – 24 October 2020
The Clock Which Will Solve Every Problem in the World, Kunstraum Dornbirn (AT)
3 September 2020 – 8 November 2020
(Un)real, Science Gallery Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
3 April 2020 – 29 November 2020
Life During War Time, USF Art Museum, Online
6 June 2020 – 12 December 2020
Two Years’ Vacation, FRAC Lorraine, Metz (FR)
23 July 2020 – 24 January 2021
What is Our Home?, IVAM, Valencia (ES)
16 July 2020 – 31 January 2021
Blast Furnace, Art OMI, Ghent NY, (USA)
25 May 2019 – May 2021

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'Let's Get Physical', Atelier Van Lieshout, Rotterdam (NL)


18 July 2020 – 4 October 2020

‘Let’s Get Physical’ is a dynamic exploration of the burgeoning industrial Merwe-Vierhaven area in the west of Rotterdam, highlighted through a selection of 30+ Atelier Van Lieshout sculptures at 13 locations. Get your free road map at AVL Mundo Sculpture Park which serves as the sculpture route’s home base. Other participating locations are: Weelde, Keilecafé, Keilepand, Keilewerf, Stichting Dakpark, The Lee Towers, CrossFit Nultien and several publicly accessible venues.

Atelier Van Lieshout artworks on display: Alcoholator (2004), Arschmänner (2004), Autocomposter (2003), AVL Man Waving (1999), BarRectum (2005), Big Boiler (2018), Buffel (2011), Darwin (2008), De Dokwerker (2019), Der Kuss (2008), Excrementus Megalomanus (2019), Family (2020), Fermenting Vessel with Man (2004), Food Reaktor (2013), Helpers (2014), Horn of Plenty (2008), Invisible Hand (2012), Kiss (2015), Laocoon (2003), Le Foot (2015), Lebensborn (2013), Milkman (2015), Panta Rhei (2011), Pantokrator (2015), Philosopher (2017), Power Hammer (2014), Statistocrat (2015), Steam Hammer House (2014), The Cube (2007), The Sower (2018), Tree of Life (2016), Utopia (2020), Vice (2014), Waterwagon (2007), Wellness Skull (2007) and Weltmeister (2010)

Link to press kit with additional texts and images

‘What is Our Home?’, IVAM, Valencia (ES)

‘Inner Spaces’, MDD Museum, Deinze (BE)

‘Boijmans Drive-Thru Museum’, Ahoy, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Life During Wartime’, USF Art Museum, Online

‘Two Years’ Vacation, FRAC Lorraine, Metz (FR)

‘(UN)REAL’, Science Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Online Viewing Room’, Art Basel 2020

‘Uomo Analyticus’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Reality is Not What it Seems’, Jousse Entreprise, Paris (FR)

‘State of Extremes’, Design Museum, Holon (IL)

‘The Time is Now’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Online exhibition

‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, CWG, New York (USA)

‘Falckenberg Collection’, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (DE)

‘Recover/Uncover’, Masa Galeria, Mexico City (MX)

A Confrontation of Ideals’, Anren Biennale, Anren (CN)

‘Atelier Van Lieshout’, AVL Mundo, Art Rotterdam (NL)

‘Home is a home is a home is a home’, Jousse Entreprise, Paris (FR)

‘A Decade of Wearable Art’, Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery, London (UK)

‘Love in a Mist’, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge (USA)

‘In the Age of Post-Drought’, Transnatural, DDW (NL)

‘Dark Fantasy’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

‘House of Transition’, Fokus Favoriten, Vienna (AT)

‘Secret Society’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Dysfunctional’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Venice (IT)