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


14 August 2015 – 26 Sept 2015

In the summer of 2015 a village will be created in front of the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.  On a site where thousands of workers smelted, rolled, formed and hammered steel for 130 years, an unusual installation will be constructed: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Atelier Van Lieshout will create a lively and excitingly chaotic place for visitors, artists, festival makers, students and anyone who is curious.

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is the biggest installation by Atelier Van Lieshout to date. At the center of the installation is the “Refectorium”, one of the venues of the Ruhrtriennale, where the Workshop talks will take place amongst others. The “Refectorium” is surrounded by new Atelier Van Lieshout works such as the “Domesticator” as well as by iconic works such as the “BarRectum”, the “Workshop for Weapons and Bombs”, the “Workshop for Medicine and Alcohol” and “The Heads, Claudia & Hermann”. Dacha-like buildings like the “Caretaker”, “Domesticator” and “Farmhouse” will complete this large-scale installation on the site of the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Atelier Van Lieshout is an interdisciplinary studio based in Rotterdam and working internationally. Its often provocative works operate on the boundaries of art, architecture and design. Recurring tropes and themes are self-determination and power, self-sufficiency and anarchy, politics and sex.

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is an art village, a meeting point and the new heart of the Ruhrtriennale 2015.

Ruhrtriennale, Bochum, Germany