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Sven Augustijnen


The work of Brussels-based artist Sven Augustijnen is build upon the notion of the portrait. In his portraits, Augustijnen intermixes genres and techniques of portrayal, such as docu-soap,
human interest, fake documentary and home movies. This leaves the spectator behind, uncertain about whether he is witnessing something real or fictitious. From here, the artist has developed a very personal style. Viewing his work, one always has the idea that the artist knows his protagonists so well that they display themselves in front of the camera in a self-assured way and without hesitation. He also takes up personal stanzas, - always showing himself sympathetic towards his subjects - however without ever imposing himself en seldom intervening. With his down-to-earth and sober style Augustijnen puts things into perspective with irony and humour.
Films of his include l'Ecole des Pickpockets (2000), Le Guide du Parc (2001), François (2003) and Une Femme Entreprenante (2004).
His work has been shown in the context of both installation and cinema screening, including Deuxièmes Rencontres Internationales du Film Documentaire Tunis, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum Eindhoven  and Manifesta 5. 


Une Femme Entreprenante


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