Borealis – Life in the Woods

Artist: Jeroen Toirkens, Jelle Brandt Corstius

The importance of forests to our planet is more apparent now than ever before. It is trees that filter our carbon emissions out of the atmosphere. Over the past four years photographer Jeroen Toirkens (b. 1971) and journalist and programme maker Jelle Brandt Corstius (b. 1978) visited forests in the boreal zone for their Borealis project. This zone is a circle of mainly coniferous forest extending across the northern regions of Europe, Asia and America. Thirty per cent of all trees are in this zone, and they are vital for maintaining the earth’s ecological balance, converting huge quantities of CO2 into oxygen. Yet less than 12% of the forests are protected, and they face threats from all quarters: commercial logging, the vulnerability of newly planted trees and raging forest fires, as seen last summer in Siberia. For Borealis Jeroen Toirkens and Jelle Brandt Corstius sought out the stories of the forests and the people who live there. The exhibition at Fotomuseum Den Haag will feature all eight parts of this project.

Until 03 October
Stadhouderslaan 43

Guide

exhibition
until 05 December

Lovers on the Beach

Lee Kit
West Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Galerie Ramakers
exhibition
until 12 December

Ondertussen:

Daniele Formica
Stroom Den Haag
NEST
West Den Haag
West Den Haag
West Den Haag
exhibition
until 06 February

Façade

Igor Mitoraj
Museum Beelden aan Zee
exhibition
until 06 March

Shapes of Silence

Mark Brusse
Museum Beelden aan Zee
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