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  1. A Line in the Sand

    Nobuo Shimose (JPN) & Charlotte Koenen (NL)

    25.09 - 25.10 2020

    For over twenty years Nobuo Shimose wandered through nature in the vicinity of his hometown of Hagi (Japan). In the series “Kekkai” (Force Field) he photographs ordinary plants, such as ferns, in their everyday environment. Still, the photographs are mysterious: flowers become spaceships that open weightlessly, or exotic life forms from the deep sea. During a trip through Japan, the Dutch artist Charlotte Koenen saw a poster of Shimose’s work, the exhibition unfortunately only opened weeks later. Still, the pictures kept running through her mind and she decided to make contact. This exhibition is a collaboration of two artists who have never met, who never saw each other’s work in real life, but who are both trying to capture the same thing: the invisible boundaries of nature, which shape our world.

    Part of the BIP-OFF program