The Engineer's Bedroom, Brutus, Rotterdam (NL)


‘Disco Inferno’ is a never-ending Gesamtkunstwerk that is constantly evolving: its latest development is The Engineer’s Bedroom or ‘Joep’s underbelly’ which will open to the public June 23rd at Brutus.

This addition to the installation is where the engineer of ‘Disco Inferno’ lives in his work, creates his inventions and sits at his drawing board and workshop to build his dreams. This ‘‘underbelly’’ is equipped with brand new, cheap tools, marching soldiers from China and a state-of-the-art laboratory fully equipped to grow medicinal mushrooms, to create tinctures, pills and healing ointments. This is the engineers sacred dream space that includes a video-cage-bed with images of his demolition activities. This ‘‘underbelly’’ may be seen as a portrait of the artist’s.

To learn more about ‘Disco Inferno’ check out Hans den Hartog Jager’s article in the NRC or the Brutus website.

Opening hours
Thursday – Sunday: 12:00h – 18:00h


Current exhibition(s):
Blast Furnace, ART OMI, Ghent NY (USA)
25 May 2019 – Summer 2024
Roof Installation, ROOF-A, Rotterdam (NL)
04 November 2021 – 01 September 2024
50 jaar Ruigoord, Ruigoord, Amsterdam (NL)
21 July 2023 – Summer 2026
Successor, Beeldengallerij Haarlem, Haarlem (NL)
1 October 2023 – September 2025
Human Autonome: Déroutes, MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine cedex (FR)
26 April 2024 – 22 September 2024
Darwin, Eine Strasse, Düsseldorf (DE)
08 Juni 2024 – 18 Augustus 2024
Cage, Kaapstad, Tilburg (NL)
17 Juni 2024 – 19 Augustus 2024
‘5 Year Anniversary’, MASA, San Miguel (MEX)
20 June 2024 – 28 September 2024

Upcoming exhibition(s):
We Will Survive – The Preppers Movement, mudac, Lausanne (CH)
13 September 2024 – 2 February 2025


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EINE STRASSE, Düsseldorf (DE)


8 June 2-24 – 18 August 2024

EINE STRASSE is an exhibition that questions the future of the city centre as the centre of a solidary urban community, as a living space of urban society. How can inner-city neighbourhoods develop as complex urban spaces that reflect the diversity of their heterogeneous residents instead of merely providing consumer-oriented offerings? How can they provide space for a balanced relationship between economy, culture and social engagement, in order to bring together residents, committed business owners and cultural actors? The project poses these questions together with the residents of the street, with everyday cultural actors, artists, politicians and other parts of society, in order to search for the city centre of tomorrow in an interdisciplinary dialogue.

On the subject of ‘home’ at Graf-Adolf-Platz, Atelier Van Lieshout presents a self-sufficient living quarter that was made in 2008, that oscillates between humour and ambivalence, as a cosy home and a pre-natal primal cell. Entitled Darwin, this sculpture refers to the survival of the fittest: whether in nature; humans; enterprise; political ideologies or nations. A clash/marriage between nature and undesired political systems.

‘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)

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

‘Hagioscoop’, MDD Museum, Deinze (BE)

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

‘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