In After the Riot II, his third solo exhibition with Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Erik van Lieshout presents a new video installation and works on paper addressing the effects of various contemporary political problems and social conflicts. With reference to concrete examples from his native Holland, and in a unique personal mode that is as engaged as it is confrontational, van Lieshout investigates the relationships between the public and the political spheres and between the individual and society. The focal point of the exhibition is a star-shaped platform supporting an open ring of construction-site fencing elements. This ensemble is at once a sculpture and a meeting place. The metal fencing, usually employed as an instrument of spatial demarcation and exclusion, is here used to create a place for contemplation and debate. Installed within this ring of fencing are projection screens

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