Vrijstaat: Atelier Van Lieshout

Installation Views
Press release

Vrijstaat forms an autonomous occupation of the grounds of Kasteel Keukenhof by Atelier Van Lieshout and is on show from June to October 2014.

On June 1, the solo exhibition Vrijstaat by Atelier Van Lieshout will open on the grounds of Kasteel Keukenhof. The exhibition presents a diverse and broad selection of work from the studio, from different time periods. In line with one of the major and recurring themes in the work by Atelier Van Lieshout, the works will manifest as a settlement around Kasteel Keukenhof and enter into a relationship with each other.

The works that were chosen for the exhibition offer a reflection on social structures, systems, and notions of self-sufficiency. On show are, amongst others, the installations Cradle to Cradle and Technocrat, and works from the latest series of works by Atelier Van Lieshout, New Tribal Labyrinth. Part of this series, and on view for public display for the first time, are the monuments to the machinery of the industrial revolution, including a ten-meter high steam hammer in brightly colored polyester.

A catalog will be published in conjunc­tion with the exhibition.

Vrijstaat is generously supported by the VSB fund, SNS REAAL Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernard Culture Fund, Municipality Lisse, Kasteel Keukenhof and Kasteel Keukenhof Art Foundation.

VRIJSTAAT – Atelier Van Lieshout

Kasteel Keukenhof Art Foundation, Keukenhof 1, 2161 AN Lisse

1 June – 19 October 2014, opening SUNDAY 1 June 14.00 – 18.00


Opening hours: Estate and Outdoor Exhibition, Tuesday / Sunday 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Admission: Admission park: adults €5,-, Admission park with guided tour castle €12,50, Admission park child under 12 €2,-, Admission park child under 12 with guided tour castle €5,50, Friend Kasteel Keukenhof with guided tour castle €7,50 (upon presentation of friends pass), Children of friends under 12 with guided tour castle €3,50, holders of museumcard/ICOM free entrance with guided tour castle

Guided tours in the castle on Wednesday and Friday at 11.30 am, Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 am and 13.30 pm. Additionally, you can make a reservation via telephone 0252-750 690 or by mail info@kasteelkeukenhof.nl.

Check the availability in advance through https://www.kasteelkeukenhof.nl/uw-bezoek/rondleidingen.

A catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition; 80 pages, NL/EN, full color, design: CobbenhagenHendriksen, photography: Jan Willem Kaldenbach, retail price €15,=