Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács are artists living and working in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. They work in a wide variety of media—most notably video, animation and graphics—producing a myriad of works that reflect on the ornamental characteristics of today’s society. The work of Broersen and Lukács is characterized by a quest for the sources of contemporary visual culture. With video pieces that incorporate (filmed) footage, digital animation and images appropriated from the media, they demonstrate how reality, (mass) media and fiction are strongly intertwined in contemporary society.
Watch a reportage on Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács’s Point Cloud, Old Growth here.
Lukács (1973, Amsterdam) & Broersen (1974, Delft) studied at the Sandberg Institute and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Their first large international solo show ‘Point Cloud, Old Growth’ opened in November 2018 at the FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam. A solo show in the Danish city Viborg followed. In 2019, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin organised a screening of ‘Forest on Location’ in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Germany), with a live performance of Shahram Yazdani. Lukács & Broersen’s films, installations and graphic work have been shown internationally, at a.o. Rencontres Arles (France), Art Wuzhen (China), Castle Oud – Rekem (Belgium), Biennale of Sydney (Australia), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (the Netherlands), MUHKA (Belgium), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Shanghai World Expo, Kröller Müller (the Netherlands) and Casa Enscendida (Madrid). Their films have been shown at several festivals including LAForum (Los Angeles), Oberhausen FilmFest (Germany), Kassel Dokumentar und Filmfestival (Germany), Rencontres Paris Berlin at Louvre, Paris (France), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (Germany), the New York Film Festival (United States), International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands). The film ‘Establishing Eden’ was nominated for the IFFR Tiger Awards 2016. In 2015, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam acquired the site-specific work ‘Ruins in Reverse’ (2015), especially made for the museum’s escalator. A public commission for the Noord Zuid Lijn Amsterdam led to a new work for the subway station in Amsterdam – Noorderpark: De Poorten van Noord.