Erik van LieshoutStill: The Basement
(selection) Sauna (1998, instal), Zonnebank (1999, instal), EMMDM (1999, short), Grow and Blossom (2000, short), Lariam (2001, instal), Mary-Achi (2002, short), Respect (2003, instal), Happiness (2003, instal), Fantasy Me (2004, short), Awakening (2005, short), UP! (2005, short), Rotterdam-Rostock (2006, instal), ROCK (2006, short), Homeland Security (2007, short), Guantánamo Baywatch (2007, short), Peepshow (2007, instal), Sex is Sentimental (2009, short doc), Das Museum (2009, short), keine Kohle, kein Holz (2009, instal), Commission (2011, short), Janus (2012, short), Jail (2012, short), Ego (2013, instal), The Workers (2014, short), The Basement (2014, short), Work (2015, doc), Die Insel (2016, short doc), G.O.A.T. (2017, doc), Beer (2019, short), Art Blasé (2021, short)
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Erik van Lieshout at IFFR
Installation with amorphous, reflecting shed of Perspex and the breaking voice of Van Lieshout while he passionately tries to make it clear to his brother Bart why he doesn't have any friend.
In his recent film Rock we see artist Erik van Lieshout in a complex situation. Although the images seem to have a documentary quality, the question arises how far the edit makes it an unreal, fictive image. Van Lieshout is responding to a man who is invisible behind the scenes and will never be caught on tape. This man seems to influence him a lot, as a father figure or the example of a long and happy life, everything he seems to lack. Instead of finding answers to his questions what money, happiness and violence mean to him, he becomes more and more threatened by this mysterious character.
Sex Is Sentimental
Can you love people just as much as art? The artist Erik van Lieshout subjects himself and his lover to an intense investigation.
Frank and often funny conversations about roots, consumerism and the rise of the Dutch Right Wing in Van Lieshout's ‘shop’ in a Rotterdam mall.
About a man from a working-class neighbourhood in Rotterdam-Zuid named Janus, a collector of curiosities who has recently died. And about art.
Artist Erik van Lieshout uses a politically charged occasion to allow humans and animals to benefit from his art during the Manifesta in St. Petersburg.
It was to be an ‘epic on the artist as worker’. Which WORK undoubtedly is. Above all, however, it is a cheery shambles, featuring a manly search for the essence of the story. A search that leads us into in the basements of The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, among countless cats.
Erik van Lieshout is awarded a prize by a well-known brewery. All the more reason for a party, one might say.
Erik van Lieshout inimitably outlines the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the art world and Art Basel in particular.