Joep van Lieshout was born in 1963. He lives and works in Rotterdam.

In The Foundry, using purpose built machines, the Atelier Van Lieshout team brutally destroys consumer goods which are then melted and recast into simple primitive products, thus turning away from our globalized, socially bereft consumer lifestyle in a romantic reinvention of the industrial revolution. This installation is located alongside The Domestikator, inside which visitors can climb to a lookout post. This work reflects on our human efforts to domesticate and influence the natural world, imposing solutions and obstructing clear views, blurring ethical borders while certain taboos remain intact. Both works are part of Van Lieshout’s ongoing Crypto Futurism series, which touches on futurism, technology, destruction and renewal.

Photo : Marc Domage


Ali Cherri

Katinka Bock

Erik Dietmani

Stefan Rinck

Claude Viallat

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan

Mel Bochner

Jim Dine

Patrick Saytour

Maria Elvira Escallon

Ryan Gander

Folkert de Jong

Navid Nuur


Pugnaire & Raffini

Antonio Caro

Los Carpinteros

George Condo

Marc Couturier

Christian de Portzamparc

Jean Denant

Jean Prouvé

Stéphanie Saadé

Oscar Tuazon

João Vasco Paiva