Ann Veronica Janssens
AUSSTELLUNGSHALLE ZEITGENÖSSISCHE KUNST MÜNSTER
26. November - 12. February 2012
Opening: 25. November 2011, 7:30 pm
Press Conference: 24. November, 10 am
Blue red and yellow, 2001 © p.Mercé
Courtesy Gallery Esther Schipper
Ann Veronica Janssens shows new, site-related installations
Ann Veronica Janssen's artistic practice can be understood as a research expedition into the sensory experience of reality. The artist, who lives in Belgium, uses various artistic techniques and disciplines--installations, projections, films, urban interventions, photographs and sculptures--and invites the viewer to enter new frontiers of perception that can shift between such diverse experiences as vertigo or the disorientation of a blinding white-out. Her minimalist works emphasize the fleetingness, transience and impermanent character of the visible. Her use of all-encompassing light effects, blinding colors or translucent, reflective surfaces destabilize a sense of physical matter and reveal the ultimate instablility of the perception of time and space. In her often-jarring installations, Janssens finds sensual approximations for such nebulous ideas as emptiness, immateriality and the infinite.
For her exhibition in Münster, Ann Veronica Janssens will respond to the unique conditions and atmosphere of the exhibition architecture and develop various, site-related light-sculptures and light-installations with minimalistic objects. Along with older works, she will show new installations created specifically for this context.
Ann Veronica Janssens was born in 1956 in Folkestone (GB) and lives in Brussels. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Unexhibit at the Generali Foundation in Vienna, Manifesta 8 in North Africa, the 1st Biennale for International Light Art in Unna, Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen, and in UN-SCR-1325 at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York. In 1999 she represented Belgium at the 48th Venice Biennale. Her work is represented in numerous international collections in Spain, France and Austria. In Germany she is represented by Esther Schipper, Berlin.
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