Last Sunday, Stylesight travelled to the rugged surroundings of the Rotterdam harbors to attend AVL Mundo’s Territory exhibition, and the open studio of Atelier van Lieshout.
Curated by sculptor Joep van Lieshout, AVL-Mundo presents a distorting and border-crossing exhibition in the suitably atmospheric surroundings of a forgotten former feed mill.
The exhibition invites five international artists, renowned for their extreme approach to making art: Itziar Okariz from Spain, Philippe Meste from France, and Netherlands-based Erik van Lieshout, Kevin van Braak and Atelier Van Lieshout.
Endeavoring to support culture in the broadest context, Territory is rough and disruptive, with boundaries pushed to the extremes. During the exhibition visitors are invited to wander through the studio of Atelier van Lieshout to experience new and older works; similar to Joep van Lieshout’s Hagioscope installation, which was first presented at Art Basel earlier this month.
Territory will run through September 29, 2013, alongside Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s Submarine Wharf: XXXL Painting exhibition also in Rotterdam’s docklands. Keep watching the site for our forthcoming coverage of Art Basel 2013. – Mona Dekker & Samantha Fox