'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):

(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
Let’s Get Physical, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)
18 July 2020 – 3 January 2021
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
Hagioscoop, MDD Museum, Deinze (BE)
26 July 2020 – May 2021
Blast Furnace, Art OMI, Ghent NY, (USA)
25 May 2019 – May 2021

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'Hagioscoop', MDD Museum, Deinze (BE)


26 July 2020 – May 2021

From 26 July to 18 October 2020, MDD, Museum of Deinze and the Leie Region (Mudel) and Roger Raveel Museum, join forces to present the 7th edition of the Biennial of Painting. Under the title Binnenskamers (Inner Spaces) – a title chosen long before the corona crisis – the Biennial is an exciting opportunity to discover a wide selection of modern and recent paintings from Belgium and internationally. The works included in the Biennial depict an equally wide range of inner spaces, among them the studio, the domestic interior and the inner realm of the imagination. Yet the theme also speaks to the stunning natural landscape of the Leie region. As there can be no inside without outside, Biennial visitors can enjoy the works on display as well as the inspiring surroundings of Deinze, Deurle, Machelen-Zulte and Latem. AVL’s Hagioscoop is on view until May, 2021.

Atelier Van Lieshout artwork on display: Hagioscoop (2012)

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

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

‘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)