Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács

Persijn Broersen (Delft, NL, 1974) lives and works in Amsterdam. Margit Lukács (Amsterdam, NL, 1973) works and lives in Amsterdam. Selected for On the Move: the installation Ruins in Reverse (2014).

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About Ruins in Reverse (2014)

In their new work, artists Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács transport the viewer on an odyssey through the future. To do this, they created an installation based on sci-fi movies exclusively for the escalator area of the Stedelijk Museum. The history of the genre unfolds in a sequence of stills of futuristic cities and buildings,revealing that where early utopias consistof streamlined, modernist buildings, more contemporary futuristic visions take on a darker, more apocalyptic flavor. The installation affirms the impossibility of capturing the future in images; filmmakers often return to images of the past, apparently unable to avoid resorting to nostalgia and clichés. At the same time, it seems that the more recent depictions of the future cannot keep pace with the images we consume every day through the plethora of media that surrounds us.

Mastering Bambi - Stage set (2010). Courtesy of the artist & Akinci
Mastering Bambi - Stage set (2010). Courtesy of the artist & Akinci


Club Donny │ Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos │ Verena Blok │ Sara Blokland │Olivier van Breugel and Simone Mudde │ Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács │ Sarah Carlier │ Elspeth Diederix │ Meike Eggers and Michael Anhalt │ Ringel Goslinga │ Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen │ Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong │ Thomas Kuijpers │ Kadir van Lohuizen │ Anaïs Lopez, Eva Smallegange and Linda Braber | Hans van der Meer │ Theo Niekus │ Gábor Õsz  │ Rune Peitersen │ Ahmet Polat │ Johannes Schwartz │ Petra Stavast │ Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort │ Martine Stig │ Nadine Stijns │ Andrea Stultiens │Elisabeth Tonnard │ Witho Worms and Hans Gremmen