Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács are artists living and working in Amsterdam. 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.
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Margit Lukács (1973, Amsterdam) & Persijn Broersen (1974, Delft) studied at the Sandberg Institute and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Their films, installations and graphic work have been shown internationally, a.o. at FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam, NL (2020) Kunsthal Viborg, DK (2019) A Space Gallery, Toronto, CA (2020), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE (2020), Rencontres Arles, FR (2019), Art Wuzhen, CN (2019) Kasteel Oud – Rekem, BE (2019), Biennale of Sydney AU, (2017) Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL (2014), MUHKA (Belgium), Centre Pompidou (Paris, F), Shanghai World Expo, Kröller Müller, NL and Casa Enscendida Madris, ES (2012). Their films have been screened at various festivals including LAForum, Oberhausen FilmFest, Kassel Dokumentar und Filmfestival, Rencontres Paris Berlin at the Louvre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the New York Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film ‘Establishing Eden’ was nominated for the 2016 IFFR Tiger Awards. In 2015, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam acquired the site-specific work ‘Ruins in Reverse’ (2015), specially made for the museum’s escalator. In 2022 Het Centraal Museum Utrecht acquired the work ‘Fix the Variable, Exclude the Accidental, Eliminate the Impure, Unravel the Tangled, Discover the Unknown’ (2021), which was specially made for the exhibition ‘The Botanical Revolution’. A public commission for the Noord Zuid Line Amsterdam led to a new work for the metro station in Amsterdam – Noorderpark: De Poorten van Noord. Their work will be presented at E22, Esch-Sur-Alzette, European Capital of Culture, Luxembourg.