Agence Germain Pire




Vernissage de l'exposition "Atelier Van Lieshout, Furniture III"

19 JAN - 27 APR 2013

Following on from the Blastfurnace show in London last November, Carpenters Workshop Gallery welcomes the new exhibition from Atelier Van Lieshout, Furniture III, from January 19th to April 27th 2013 in its Parisian space.

The gallery was founded in London in 2006 by Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard and programmed work from Atelier Van Lieshout in its first year.
Indeed, in practice, Joep Van Lieshout corresponds perfectly to the gallery's approach to art and design: a shift in the direction of the functional sculpture.

For a number of years, Joep Van Lieshout has been coming up with constructive installations on a large scale, complex systems that he develops in his Rotterdam laboratory-space. The Atelier was set up in 1995 and is a creative platform put together by this multitasking producer: artist, architect, designer and theorist. He guides the work and proposes collective, transversal, artistic mediation in the workshop's open structure.

He carries out a reflection process on the human being, his interdependence and environment: social links; relationships, the idea of the family, education; environmental protection as a source of joy and well-being with the ecological slogan; a retrospective take on the industrial revolution, the meaning of work, tools; the meaning of the sacred and its rituals; justice and its laws, rules for cohabitation. Like a fictional scenario with a hero, a generic faceless man, told in episodes.

An artistic commitment raised to the level of political strategy, an uncompromising vision.

In the gallery space, his expression adapts, he delivers functional object-manifestos: an organically shaped sofa and lamps that are both realist and sensual with tables that are pretexts for the creation of micro-landscapes sculpted by the artist's hand. He uses a huge range of production techniques, resin moulds, fibreglass, bronze, soldered steel.

Joep Van Lieshout's research is considerable and polyform and reveals an alternative and critical approach to experimentation, a constantly renewed contemporary questioning, driven by a globalised society that has lost its bearings.
Location: Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris
54, rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris
M° Hôtel de Ville
Phone : +33 (0)1 42 78 80 92
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Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Time: 16:00-21:00 CET

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