Sunday, 15 August 2010
An old submarine wharf in the port of Rotterdam has been turned into an exhibition space where artist Van Lieshout produced the spectacular exhibition called Infernopolis. In the 5000m2 space he has created a terrifying setting in which skulls, skeletons, giant sperm cells and body organs are the main elements. I was reading one of his interview where he was saying:' I think it's time for a new terrible tragic event, like a war or revolution." The curator of the exhibiotion describes the latest installation of the artist, 'craddle to craddle', as our position as human beings in eternity; 'we are no more than what we consume and emit'. I find his work a mix of bizarre/distrubing and functional.
http://www.ateliervanlieshout.com/ http://www.boijmans.nl/en/ http://www.portofrotterdam.com/en/home/ http://www.submarinewharf.com/EN/