Waterwagon, 2007

Artist: Atelier Van Lieshout

Waterwagon is part of Slave City, an imaginary complex that is both utopian and dystopian. It is a completely self-sufficient city free of hunger, sickness and unemployment. However, the inhabitants perform the slave labour necessary for its smooth operation. The sculpture depicts a group of people in the throes of manual labour, pushing and pulling a water wagon. The works both speaks of community, teamwork and travel, going where you need to go, but also shows the tedious backbreaking trade-off for autocracy and eschewing technology.

Waterwagon, 2007 
Centre Jean XXIII, 52 rue Jules Wilhelm
L-2728 Luxembourg

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