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 13 June
Stadhouderslaan 43

Guide

exhibition
until 18 April

Papier en Licht

Popel Coumou
Fotomuseum Den Haag
Galerie Ramakers
exhibition
until 18 April

Bear & Teddy

Helena van der Kraan
Fotomuseum Den Haag
exhibition
until 25 April

Bob Bonies

Kunstmuseum Den Haag
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NEST
exhibition
until 02 May

The Wait

Nour-Eddine Jarram
Galerie Maurits van de Laar
exhibition
until 16 May

Face

Zhang Shujian
Parts Project
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Fotomuseum Den Haag
West Den Haag
West Den Haag
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