Sunday, 16 August 2015


On the Ruhrtriennale 2015, the Dutch concept artist Joep van Lieshout has created an 'art village' around the theme: the digesting processes of the human body. The bar of the exhibition is located in a gigantic replica of a human rectum, where visitors can reflect upon their own inner workings with a comforting drink. Asked about the meaning of this object, the artist explained enthusiastically: 'Some people understand what it means, while other people don't understand it, and then there are people who understand something entirely different. That's so exciting about art, that everybody can have his own interpretation'.

Scatological interest, which adults mostly associate with very young children, is not restricted to the visual 'artistic community'. In Haarlem, a small hall for chamber music has been built, in the form of a big anus:

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