“A ‘21st-century contemporary concentration camp designed only to make profit’, is how Joep van Lieshout defines his ongoing project SlaveCity. A speculative city-cum-business park, parts of which went on show this summer in both London’s Albion Gallery and Essen’s Museum Folkwang, the mixed-media work incorporates sketches, sculptures, charts and plans to envision an absolutely administrated urban environment. In this respect reminiscent of the utopian blueprints that were sloughed-off like snakeskins throughout the 20th Century, SlaveCity nonetheless jars with that paradigm in both style and tone…”

In Art Monthly

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