"Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend"
from Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Saturday, April 17, 2021
Galerie XII Paris
Opening Jan. 20, 2021
The first solo show of Dutch Artist Margaret Lansink in Paris is focused on her series Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend.
The whole series was shot and printed in Japan where Lansink spent many months recently, working under the guidance of Japanese masters.
"In Borders of Nothingness, Lansink dwells in the transitional ambiguity of her adult daughter’s decision to suspend contact with her, photographing landscapes and nude women whose disappearing presence raises the same haunted question: is this the moment you were gone?
As time passed, Lansink and her daughter reconnected to investigate whether their break could be mended. Lansink then began to revisit and reinterpret Borders of Nothingness in a physical practice that mirrored their emotional efforts of healing. Working from the Japanese practice of repairing ceramics with gold leaf, she combines her images, severs them, and mends their breaks with gold leaf to put hope into the possibility of a bond that is stronger and more beautiful because it had once been broken."
Written by Katherine Oktober Matthews