'Through Bone and Marrow', BRUTUS, Rotterdam (NL)


02 April 2023 – 25 June 2023

We live in the Anthropocene, the age of man. Never before has a single species had such a powerful impact on the environment. Meanwhile, we have become entangled in our own waste and enslaved by our own equipment, and, as a result, our senses have been dulled. We threaten to destroy the planet, but may lose ourselves, our humanity, well before then.

In ‘Through Bone And Marrow’ nearly 20 (international) artists present new, alternative connections between man, nature and technology. They go beyond existing contradictions between organic and inorganic, plant and animal, living and dead. This is led by a new aesthetic that offers space for discomfort, imperfection and the beauty of decay.  Together they form an exhibition that gets under visitors’ skin and down to their bones. Curator Maarten Spruyt forces visitors to take a good look at themselves as well as imagining a different interrelationship with nature and technology.


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

Upcoming exhibition(s):
Pays-Bas, L’Autre Pays Des Beaux-Arts, CacMeymac, Meymac, (FR)
19 March 2023 – 18 June 2023
Through Bone and Marrow, BRUTUS, Rotterdam (NL)
02 April 2023 – 25 June 2023


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'Sculptura #1', Sculptura Festival Brussel, Brussel (BE)


10 February 2023 – 12 March 2023

Our Steam Hammer House is on the move again, currently on show at the first edition of Sculptura Festival in the beautiful location of Gare Maritime, Tour & Taxis, Brussels.

The steam hammer was invented in Manchester around 1837 and gave a huge boost to the industrial revolution. Once an example of technological achievement, ‘Steam Hammer House’ is now a clear reminder of obsolescence. The interior contains the elements for a home, with a kitchen, an office, a bathroom and toilet in the legs, and a bar, which serves as a hub for social gatherings. It is a workplace where man and machine become one.

‘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)

‘Dans un Interieur’, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels (BE)

‘Vienna For Arts Sake!’, Belvedere, Vienna (AT)

‘Blast Furnace’, AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Power Hammer’, GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

‘ART Basel’, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami (USA)

‘Panel Discussion’, Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA (USA)

‘Art Bogota’, OMR Gallery, Bogota (CO)