'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):

Let’s Get Physical, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)
18 July 2020 – 4 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
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)

‘Vrijplaats bij MIJ’, Museum IJsselstein, IJsselstein (NL)

‘Blast Furnace’, Art OMI, Ghent (USA)

‘RENEGADE’, Gió Marconi, Milan (IT)

‘ArtZuid 2019’, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Mutant Nature’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris (FR)

‘The CryptoFuturist and The New Tribal Labyrinth’, Pioneer Works, New York (USA)

‘Killing Time’, Willem Twee, Den Bosch (NL)

‘BIG AND PLENTY’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Naked’, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen (NL)

‘Market Forces’, HERO Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

‘What’s wrong with this picture?’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Ferrotopia’, NDSM, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Lust for Life’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London (UK)


‘Back to the future?!’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Imprevedibile’, Fondazione Golinelli, Bologna (IT)

‘Domestikator’, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

‘Furnication’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris (FR)

‘Bikinibar’, ART Break 2017, Hoek van Holland (NL)

‘Façade 2017’, Middelburg (NL)

‘ArtZuid 2017’, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Poly Pluto Pluri’, Galería OMR, Mexico City (MX)

‘Pulse’, Licht 2017, Graz (AT)

‘Three Positions. Six Directions.’, König Galerie, Berlin (DE)