'Reality is Not What it Seems', Jousse Entreprise, Paris (FR)


Temporarily closed until further notice to help contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

29 February 2020 – 29 March 2020

Reality Is Not What It Seems at Galerie Jousse Entreprise is an exhibition dealing with drawing, in its broadest sense, somewhere between frottage, collage, sewing on paper, printing, and graphic design. Fresh from the studio, sketches illustrate artistic lines of thinking and transport viewers into the intimacy of creation. A form of de- compartmentalization that is also at work in these video artists who, unusually, appropriate the paper medium to transcribe inner visions, and study the boundaries of our perception of the world. All so many approaches like sidesteps opening up to new perspectives, towards a reality which is not what it seems.

Atelier Van Lieshout artworks on display: Untitled (2002), Sportopia (2002), The Womb (2003) and Masterplan (1998).

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Current exhibitions
Reality is Not What it Seems, Jousse, Paris (FR)
29 February 2020 – 29 March 2020

Recover/Uncover, Masa Galeria, Mexico City (MX)
6 February 2020 – 8 April 2020
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, CWG, NY (USA)
4 March 2020 – 17 April 2020

State of Extremes, Design Museum Holon, Holon (IL)
11 December 2019 – 9 May 2020
Falckenberg Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (DE)
30 November 2019 – 24 May 2020
House of Transition, Fokus Favoriten, Vienna, (AT)
20 September 2019 – September 2020
Blast Furnace, Art OMI, Ghent NY, (USA)
25 May 2019 – May 2021

Upcoming exhibitions
Solo Exhibition, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn (AT)
4 June 2020 – 6 September 2020
Tij, Tijd en Tijdelijkheid, IJsselbiënnale, Gorssel (NL)
19 June 2020 – 20 September 2020

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'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly', CWG, New York (USA)


Temporarily closed until further notice to help contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

4 March 2020 – 25 April 2020

The tropes and aesthetics of Sergio Leone’s film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) have inspired much of the identity Joep Van Lieshout invented for his art practice. From frontier independence and a Darwinian survival-of-the-fittest, to heightened gender roles and violent tonal shifts — the film has become an apt lens through which to view the perspectives he sculpts. Atelier Van Lieshout’s solo exhibition is titled The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and opens Wednesday March 4th at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York.

Artworks on display:  Minimal Kiss Lamp, Bambino Lamp, Humanoid, Domestikator Lamp, Jewel, Venus Lamp, Technocrat Bronze Coffee Table, Embrace, Deer Lamp and others. Full works list here.

Carpenters Workshop Gallery
693 Fifth Avenue, New York (USA)

‘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)

‘Henry, de Statistocraat’, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (NL)

‘Der Hausfreund’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (AT)

‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, Ruhrtriennale 2016, Bochum (DE)

‘SlaveCity’, De Pont, Tilburg (NL)

‘SlaveCity’, Zuecca Project Space, Venice (IT)

‘Radical Seafaring’, Parrish Art Museum, New York (USA)

‘The Invisible Hand’, Espace Europeen pour la Sculpture, Brussels (BE)

‘Joep van Lieshout’, Jousse Enterprise, Paris (FR)

‘Utopian Dreams’, TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Primitive Modern’, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels (BE)

‘The Monument’, Nationalgalerie, Berlin (DE)

‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, Ruhrtriennale, Bochum (DE)