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

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4 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

No other substance has shaped societies in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as much as petroleum. Airplanes, tanks, and spacecraft, motorways, shopping malls and suburban settlements, nylon stockings, mountains of plastic, and vinyl – key materials and technologies, lifestyles and visions of our time owe their existence to the energy density and transformability of oil. Now, however, the dusk of the “petrol age” is looming, whereby neither can its end be precisely dated, nor its consequences adequately assessed. The exhibition Oil. Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age therefore takes a speculative, poetic look back at the presence of the modern age of petroleum, which has lasted for roughly one hundred years. From the distance of a hypothetical future, we ask what was typical of our time, what was great and beautiful, what was ugly and terrible, and how all this is reflected in art and culture.

Atelier Van Lieshout artwork on display: Naphta Cracker (2012)

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Current exhibition(s):

Blast Furnace, Art OMI, Ghent NY, (USA)
25 May 2019 – Summer 2021
Outdoor Sculpture, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT (USA)
14 May 2021 – 28 November 2021
Tij, Tijd, Tijdelijkheid, IJsselbiënnale, (NL)
18 June 2021 – 18 September 2021
Amsterdam Sculptuur Biënnale, ARTZUID, Amsterdam (NL)
1 July 2021 – 17 October 2021
Kunst aan de Schinkel, Soledad Senlle Art Foundation, Amsterdam (NL)
25 July 2021 – 1 October 2021
Oil – Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (DE)
4 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

Upcoming exhibition(s):
World Expo 2020, The Netherlands Pavilion, Dubai (UAE)
1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022
RE_NATURE, Future of Work, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)
8 October 2021 – 24 October 2021

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'Fake Me Hard', AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

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30 June 2021 – 15 August 2021

On the cutting-edge of art and technology, FAKE ME HARD explores the complex reality of the 21st century with futuristic installations by over 40 artists, performances, and debates. Visitors await an uncanny landscape that they can enter safely, each with their own fake profile. Music-making robots set the tone playfully and with humor. A low hanging light haze leads the way. Do algorithms determine what is fact or fiction? Are human narratives slowly becoming irrelevant? How to survive the post-truth society?In the year 2021, we can no longer afford to feign that technology is neutral. In these times of deepfake videos and populism, it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between ‘real’ and ‘not real’. See the promo video here.

Thursday – Sunday 12.00 – 22.00 Keileweg 18, RotterdaTickets

Atelier Van Lieshout artwork on display: Sacrifice (2020 – ongoing)

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)

‘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)

‘PUNK+DANS+KUNST’, SCHUNCK*, Heerlen (NL)