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Joep Van Lieshout Turns the Tables on Pork Eaters

By: Happy Hotelier - Published: Jul 19, 2009 • References: stroom.nl and happyhotelier
Joep van Lieshout of Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is at it again. Recently he sold work to Brat Pitt at Art Basel. Now he is exhibiting in The Hague.

This summer, Stroom organized a shocking exhibition as part of a two-year curriculum titled ‘Foodprint’ in order to examine the relationship between food and the city. The exhibition will run until August 23, 2009, according to Stroom.

In this exhibition, Joep van Lieshout reversed the traditional vision of a slaughterhouse. Rather than a slaughterhouse where pigs are killed to become food for humans, van Lieshout’ slaughterhouse kills humans to feed pigs.