CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:
July 10th - November 20 2021
Galerie XII Los Angeles
Solo Exhibition with Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend & Body Maps
September 17-Oktober 24 2021
International Fotobiënnale Oostende at Gallery Papillon
Duo Exhibition with Borders of Nothingness
September 17-19 2021
Unseen Amsterdam with Galerie Caroline O’Breen
Presentation some works of Body Maps
September 21 -26 2021
Group Exhibition with Collages with 23Kt. goldleaf
Solo exhbition Galerie Caroline O’Breen
2021 The Gallery Club at Sotheby’s Amsterdam | exhibition with 3 photographers and poet Rene van Hulst | The Kindness of One
2021 Ingrid Deuss Gallery Antwerp Belgium | solo exhibition | Bodymaps
2021 Galerie XII Paris | (Re)Connexions | solo exhibition | Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend
2021 Ibasho Antwerp Belgium | duo exhibition | Concept of Ma
2020 Droog Gallery | group exhibition | collages of On the Mend
2020 G-Roppongi Tokyo Japan | group exhibition | collotypes Benrido
2020 Embassy of Lithuania The Hague | duo exhibition with Rene van Hulst | Kindness of One
2020 Galerie Caroline O’Breen | solo exhibition | premiere & booklaunch body maps in coll with Origini Edizioni
2020 Benrido & Kyotographie KG+ Kyoto Japan | solo exhibition | Hariban Award 2019 2020 | collotypes Benrido
2020 Galerie XII at Art Paris Art Fair | group exhibition | collages On the Mend
2020 L’Enfant Sauvage Brussels | duo exhibition | with Christopher Dé Bethune | Borders of Nothingness
2020 Gallery Caroline O’Breen Amsterdam | solo exhibition | Presentation Hariban Collotypes and collages
2020 IBASHO Antwerp | group exhibition | Summer exhibition Wabi Sabi | collages
2020 Galerie Clélia Alric Niort France | solo exhibition | Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend
2020 Espace Bernier Brussel on invitation of Melanie Patris | group exhibition
2020 Gallery Caroline O’Breen Amsterdam | Group Exhibition on “Nature” | Bodymaps
2020 l’ Antichambre with The (M) éditions & Ibasho Paris | group exhibition | collages and book
2020 Haute Photography Rotterdam - with Ibasho Antwerp | group exhibition | On the Mend and release book
2019 Ibasho Antwerp | 初雪 HATSUYUKI ON 'FIRST SNOW' | group exhibition | Borders2019 Embassy of Art Amsterdam | duo exhibition with Rene van Hulst | Official booklaunch The Kindness of One
2019 Kaunas Gallery Lithuania | group exhibition | festival 2020 | Kindness of One
2019 LaNuu Barcelona | fotofestival | collages
2019 Ibasho Gallery | duo exhibition | Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend
2018 Kunsthal 45 Den Helder | group exhibition | Japan mountains
2018 Rencontres d’ Arles | duo exhibition | Borders of Nothingness
2018 Fotofilmic18 Shortlist show Bowen Island BC | group exhibition | Borders of Nothingness
2018 Wolverhampton UK | Reclaimphotography Festival | group exhibition | Borders of Nothingness
2018 Radion / Amsterdam | group exhibition (initiator & organisator 9After5) | Borders of Nothingness
2018 Cloud Gallery Amsterdam | group exhibition | Into the Scape
2017 Shiro Oni Studio Onishi Japan | Kanna Art Festival | group exhibition | Kindness of One
2017 Cloud Gallery Amsterdam | group exhibition | A Photographer’s Journal
2017 Rotterdam Photo Festival | group exhibition | Fear no More
2017 Cloud Gallery Amsterdam | group exhibition Art for KIKA
2016 Maironis Gimnazijum Kaunas | Kindness of One
2016 Night of Photography Tbilisi Photo Festival | Group slide show | Fear no More
2016 De Hallen Amsterdam | group exhibition | Face the Dutch | Fear no More
2016 Best of Face the Dutch / Gallery Beeldend Gesproken / Amsterdam
2016 Art for refugees / Cloud Gallery / Amsterdam
2015 Face the Dutch /Photoville / Brooklyn Bridge Park New York
2015 1000 Photos, best 10 / Pakhuis de Zwijger / Amsterdam
2015 International Photofestival Leiden / Leiden, Holland
2014 Duo exh. with Bob Siers / Stadstheater Oldenzaal, Holland
2013 New Dutch Talent / GUP Gallery / Amsterdam
2013 Rauw / Photoacademy / Amsterdam
2012 Rauw / Loods 6 / Amsterdam
C4 JOURNAL BY MICHAELA LAHA
ELLE ITALIA BY SIMONA MARANI APRIL 2021
REVIEW SOURCE MAGAZINE BY COLIN PANTALL SEPT 2020
L’AMOUR EN GUÉRISON BY FISHEYE MAGAZINE JUNE 2020
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF INTERVIEW FISHEYE MAGAZINE
HEALING LOVE BY CASSANDRE THOMAS
In Borders of Nothingness -On the Mend, Margaret Lansink illustrates the reunion with her daughter. A moving book in which the Dutch photographer uses artistic metaphors to deliver her family's story
.In July 2018, at the Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles, Fisheye discovered the moving project Borders of Nothingness. A black and white series in which Margaret Lansink exposes her emotions in the face of the loss of contact with a loved one, her daughter. The story continues and now takes the form of a second opus: Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend. An intimate encounter with Margaret Lansink.
Fisheye: Photographer, mother, artist, visual artist, who are you?
Margaret Lansink: There's a picture of me at 12-13 with a camera in my hand. Even at that age, I was already the "photographer" of my friends and that never really left my life. When my children grew up, I returned to a more professional approach to the medium, working for a regional newspaper. In 2010, I took photography classes to get a more solid training. Otherwise, I am above all open-minded and warm-hearted. I am constantly looking for the positive side of life.
How was your Borders of Nothingness project born?
At a certain point, my eldest daughter decided to suspend all contact with me. The grief aroused during an artist's residency in Japan, and I had a hard time dealing with it. So I took out my camera to deal with it. I created images not out of grief, but rather out of the love I felt for her as a mother. That's where the title of the series, Borders of Nothingness, comes from. I was sure that we would meet somewhere, one way or another.
What happened next?
Eventually we found each other again. I went through the previous images, tore them up and put them together in new collages as new impressions of those memories for her. I made a book of them, Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend. I added to the title "On the Mend", it is a sequel, I wanted it to be positive. This book is a reflection of the relationship with my daughter over the last five years.
This book reveals a very intimate and painful part of your life. Is it a cure for you?
I can only photograph what touches me, or at least what is important to me. My series are often the fruit of my own struggles, in which I try to give the final result a more universal character.
You use a precise plastic (artificial?) art process to make gold breakage. What do they mean?
The golden cracks are inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi. It is an art form that consists of repairing cracked ceramics with gold leaf. Not to hide the scars, but to emphasize the healing power. I found it to be a striking way of saying that my memories were no longer the same, and that from the scars, something much more beautiful appeared.
What visual can sum up the whole project?
The "You" image is my favourite. The ‘She’ (M: not really my daughter) looks at me, and at the same time, I feel like she's not really there. This ambiguity never ceases to intrigue me. Every time I see the image, I think of someone who is physically present, but already mentally far away. There's something behind his gaze.
Are your personal struggles your only source of inspiration?
I am very inspired by Asian photographers and Japanese art and design in general. I feel very attracted by their tranquility and minimalism. And I also like crafts very much. As a carpenter's daughter, I learned at a very young age to create things with my own hands. I also like to walk in museums to see the masters of the past. I am in love with most of the works of Gerhard Richter and Lucian Freud. I was totally overwhelmed by the earlier works of Pablo Picasso. But also, when I allow myself to be completely immersed in nature, my imagination bubbles. I then have the feeling that she is my mother and that touches me very deeply.
How do readers perceive your series?
They are touched very quickly. For the anecdote, I exhibited my series for the first time in Arles in 2018. On several occasions, women entered the gallery, saw the images and, without reading the text, started to cry because they had "felt" the message.
What is this message?
Embrace the uncertainty, it is there. It comes and goes, so if you can live with the flow of life, life itself will become easier. And try to do everything you do from a perspective of love and care.
Borders of Nothingness -On the Mend, The (m) editions, 96p. (300 copies numbered at 70 euros and 30 copies signed, numbered, accompanied by a collage on a handmade Kinsuki Washi paper with 23ct. of gold leaf at 270 euros)
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