The Garden (2013)
The Garden is a contemporary photographic tale that uses Tivoli Gardens – an old amusement park in the middle of Copenhagen Denmark – as an allegory. Here people of all different nationalities and ethnicities meet in a world of fantasy. An imaginary Orient with fake palaces and minarets is the backdrop of the place. It’s a surreal world, yet it mirrors the dreams and fears of life outside the entrance.
Birgitta Lund is a visual artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She studied at the International Center of Photography in New York where she subsequently lived and worked for 18 years. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe and is held in collections. The photographic project In Transit (2005), a personal and geopolitical reflection on the time in which she made the transition from the United States to Europe, was awarded the Prix HSBC by Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie/Paris, Foghdals Photographer Award/Copenhagen, and a monograph was published by Actes Sud/Arles. Her latest monograph The Garden (2013) was just published by Space Poetry in Denmark. Her work is represented by Julie Saul Gallery, New York. For more info. website.