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

        Photo Basel with IBASHO 
   
        Group Exhibition with Collages with 23Kt. goldleaf


November 2021
        Solo exhbition Galerie Caroline O’Breen




 


Past Exhibitions


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 UKReclaimphotography 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
Exhibition view

On this page you can view some images of my series in exhibition.
Prices or pricelist on request via:

Margaret Lansink

Galerie Caroline O’Breen The Netherlands

IBASHO Antwerp Belgium


Galerie XII   Paris & Los Angeles


























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ELLE ITALIA BY SIMONA MARANI APRIL 2021







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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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