'A Gateway to Possible Worlds', Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz (FR)


5 November 2022 – 10 April 2023

The American writer Ray Bradbury said: “Science fiction is the art of the possible.” Under the guise of anticipating the future, it speaks to us of the present. It is a laboratory of hypotheses that manipulate and extrapolate the repressive norms and dogmas of today’s world, its ambitions, social afflictions, opportunities and perils. A Gateway To Possible Worlds exhibition brings together over 200 works from the late 1960s to the present day. It puts the spotlight on the bonds between imaginary worlds and our reality with the help of artists, authors, architects and film directors. It builds on current demands for 21st century utopias to spark debate, inspiration and a form of hope.

Atelier Van Lieshout shows a selection of works from ‘Slave City’: Wall Decoration, Urban Plan Slave City, Minimal Steel Red Lights and Board Room Crockery.


Current exhibition(s):
Blast Furnace, ART OMI, Ghent NY (USA)
25 May 2019 – Spring 2023
Roof Installation, ROOF-A, Rotterdam (NL)
04 November 2021 – 01 June 2023
A Gateway to Possible Worlds, Centre Pompidou Metz, Metz (FR)
5 November 2022 – 10 April 2023
The Voyage, BRUTUS, Rotterdam (NL)
07 February 2023 – 05 March 2023

Upcoming exhibition(s):
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Booth 38, Rotterdam (NL)
08 February 2023 – 12 February 2023
Zona MACO, Booth B105, OMR, Mexico City (MEX)
08 February 2023 – 12 February 2023
Sculptura #1, Sculptura Festival Brussel, Brussel (BE)
10 February 2023 – 12 March 2023
Through Bone and Marrow, BRUTUS, Rotterdam (NL)
02 April 2023 – 25 June 2023


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'It’s About Time', International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)


22 September 2022 –13 November 2022

Fifty years after the publication of the Club of Rome report, the 10th edition of the Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is taking stock. The exhibition brings historical research (from 1972 onward), inspiring practical examples (in 2022) and future scenarios (towards 2072) together. This overview paints a picture that is both worrisome and hopeful.

IT’S ABOUT TIME hints at the ever-mounting time pressure under which we are trying to counteract the effects of climate change and connect them to other social challenges. The title also zooms in on time and speed as crucial factors in architecture and spatial design processes and appeals to the profession to work effectively to resolve socioecological urgencies.

Atelier Van Lieshout shows the installation ‘The Clock Which Will Solve Every Problem in the World’, including Pendulum.

‘Harmonious Contradiction’, MASA x Sotheby’s, East Hampton, New York (USA)

‘Utopia’, Château Saint-Maur, Saint Tropez (FR)

Solo Exhibition ‘Le Voyage’, Le Portique, Le Havre (FR)

‘MAMA Doc Space’, documenta fifteen, Kassel (DE)

‘Living the Habitat’, Open House, Geneva (CH)

‘De Verleiding’, Bosch Parade, ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)

‘Light in the Darkness’, Krinzinger Schottenfeld, Vienna (AT)

‘The Head’, University of Twente, Enschede (NL)

‘VOORLOPERS’, Paleis Soestdijk, Baarn (NL)

‘The Whale’, Arts Le Havre, Le Havre (FR)

Atelier Van Lieshout Webshop

SOLO EXHIBITION ‘EHBO’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Imagine’, ArtZuid 2021, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Het Labyrinth’, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)

‘OIL, Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age’, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (DE)

‘Fake Me Hard’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

’50th Edition’, IFFR, Rotterdam (NL)

‘RAUM der Lusten’, Berlijnplein, Utrecht (NL)

‘Love in a Mist’, Timmerfabriek, Maastricht (NL)

‘World Expo 2020’, Netherlands Pavilion, Dubai (UAE)

‘De Afbreekeconomie’, Boijmans van Beuningen, Online

Announcement – BRUTUS

‘Welkom in Leiden?!’, Singelpark Leiden (NL)

‘KUNST KERSTSTAL’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)