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Board Room

Atelier van Lieshout


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Board Room at Hayward Gallery

The first Pavilion Gallery display will be Board Room, an installation by the Dutch artists' collective Atelier van Lieshout.

AvL, founded in Rotterdam in 1995 by Joep van Lieshout, is a multi-disciplinary art practice encompassing installations, design, furniture and architecture, producing work which examines and critiques the commercial nature of contemporary society.

Board Room presents a series of models, maps and sculptures alongside a dinner table laid with hand-illustrated crockery, all of which relate to the fictional SlaveCity, a sinister futuristic city with 200,000 residents, who are divided by gender and work within a strict set of guidelines. Whilst the regime offers its inhabitants no independence and severely restricts their freedoms, the city is entirely self-sufficient and is 'zero energy', producing its own food, recycling its waste and using only natural fuels. With a net income of $8 billion dollars SlaveCity employs communist working methods to take the notion of productivity and profit to the extreme. SlaveCity is an evolving, ever-expanding project that envisions this fictional city and its economic structure in elaborately worked-out detail.

When
  • Sun-Thu 10am-4pm; Fri & Sat 10am-10pm
  • FREE
Where

Pavilion Gallery

Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XZ
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