Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács: Man is in the Forest
A Space Gallery Proudly Presents
Man is in the Forest
Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács
May 5 – July 1, 2023
Artist Talk: Friday May 5, 5-6pm (Artists in attendance)
Reception: Friday May 5, 7-9pm
Curated by Vicky Moufawad-Paul
In their video, animation, and graphic works, Amsterdam-based artists Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács consider the intertwined relationships between reality, media, and fiction. Man is in the Forest is their first solo exhibition in Canada, and is comprised of two of their video installations, Forest on Location (2018) and Mastering Bambi (2010), both of which take nature as their subject matter and work to unhinge hegemonic ways of looking at landscape.
About the Artists
Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács are artists based in Amsterdam. In today’s visual culture, fiction is usurping the place of reality. Broersen & Lukács respond to this by creating video that present a parallel world of spectacular images that fully absorb the viewer in which ‘nature’ acts as a mirror for our media dictated culture. Their films and installations have been shown internationally at a.o. Biennale of Sydney (AU), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), Rencontres Arles (FR), Art Wuzhen (CN), MUHKA (BE), Centre Pompidou (FR) and Casa Enscendida (ES). Upcoming shows are at Rencontres, Le grand Palais (FR), A4Art Museum, (CN), Eres Foundation (DE), HeK (CH), Auckland Art Gallery (NZ). Recently their publication All, or Nothing at All was released with texts by Juliana Engberg, Nat Muller and Alena Alexandrova.
Director/Curator • A Space Gallery
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For more information about the exhibition and about the gallery please visit www.aspacegallery.org and scotiabankcontactphoto.com/2023/core/man-is-in-the-forest