570 x 250 x 245 cm

Cage consists out of three steel cages, which have been pressed together and pulled apart. This process has transformed the rational and strict geometry of the original cages to become an organic and fictile-looking sculpture that immediately questions the notion of freedom.

Atelier Van Lieshout’s work often refers to systems in which mankind functions today. This work too considers those systems and encourages the viewer to reflect on the role of mankind within the societal, political and economic systems. Humans now wish to free themselves from the exact same systems, hoping to break free from what they have brought upon themselves.

Cage (2017) was part of the following exhibition(s):
Vrijplaats bij MIJ‘, Museum IJsselstein, IJsselstein (NL), 2019
Façade, Middelburg (NL), 2017
Welkom in Leiden!?, Leiden (NL), 2020

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