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Aernout Mik

Aernout Mik (born 1962 in Groningen) is among the most important artist in the Netherlands. His spatial and video installations, with their numerous crossovers between film, video, performance, sculpture and architecture, has fundamentally extended the use of moving pictures.  In a unique way, Aernout Mik’s works reflect the psycho-social state of our society and our times.  His works often refer to current political and social situations and their coverage in the media. Thus you find topics such as current wars, global crises, economic depressions, racism and social tensions, without their being photographed directly.

We were allowed to accompany the artist during the setup of his exhibition COMMUNITAS at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. Thank you!!

Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv

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