On the occasion of the Venice Architecture Biennial 2016, Zuecca Project Space presents Joep van Lieshout’s SlaveCity. Curated by Natalie Kovacs, the exhibition features models and sculptures of SlaveCity.
“SlaveCity is an exaggeration of where we are going. I see that society is becoming more and more rational, leading to a future where mass data, statistics, and programs will be used for making decisions.” Joep Van Lieshout
“Conceived and built for a brave new world, SlaveCity is a functional city-state populated by workers whose every function is calculated to maximize profits and minimize waste. Inspired by our increasingly technocratic society designed by bureaucrats with malevolent accounting software, van Lieshout has proffered this sardonic ultimate solution for neoliberal states and corporations looking to colonize our eco-future.”
Natalie Kovacs, Curator Joep van Lieshout: SlaveCity curated by Natalie Kovacs at Zuecca Project Space, Venice (Italy).