Zuecca Projects is excited to present UTOPIA, an Atelier Van Lieshout Sculpture Park and exhibition in the cellar of Château Saint-Maur, Saint Tropez. Curated by Alessandro Possati and Natalie Kovacs, UTOPIA is part of the second edition of MINIMO, an annual arts project organized by Ars Belga at the Château, in collaboration with Saatchi Yates, Aktis Gallery, Zuecca Projects and C1760 Gallery.
Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is the studio practice of Rotterdam-based artist Joep van Lieshout. Since its founding in 1995 Van Lieshout has been working solely under the studio’s name as a methodology towards undermining the myth of the artistic genius. Over the past three decades AVL produced a multitude of works on the border of art, design, and architecture. These works share a number of recurring themes and obsessions, such as systems, power, autarky, sex and life and death. AVL is internationally renowned for sculptural installations which harbour a controversial, sinister and playful tone.
Exhibited artworks by Atelier Van Lieshout: Family Lamp (2007), Buffel (2011), Descent (2013), Tree of Life (2016), The Philosopher (2017), Family (2020), Utopia (2020), Muze (2022), Maria (2021), Knights (2022).
©Atelier Van Lieshout. Photo by Antoine Lippens