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Joep Van Lieshout, artist and founder of Atelier Van Lieshout, art’otel amsterdam‘s signature artist gives us his thoughts on art and food and how the two meet.

PioneerSet 1999_004 AVL

“Food is really important for me, and also plays a big role in the work of Atelier Van Lieshout. Already in 1999, AVL created a prefabricated farm, which we then actually used to grow crops and raise animals – a very early example of the now so popular urban farming!

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Our current art project, New Tribal Labyrinth, also includes a series of farms which could – or could not – be used. One of these is the Insect Farm, currently on display at Z33, Hasselt. It is the farm of the future, where insects will be bred as a high protein, low-carbon-footprint solution for feeding the increasing world population.  I can’t wait to find them on the menu!”

Insectfarm 2012 AVL

Joep van Lieshout

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