• Ann Veronica Janssens – Metamorphosis

    Design Week, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan September 4 – 10, 2021
    Ann Veronica Janssens – Metamorphosis

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Venetian Blind, 2007-2021, aluminum Venetian blinds, gold leaf, 400 x 190 x 2 cm
    Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, gam gam gam, Galleria d'Arte Moderna – GAM, Milan, 2021. 
    Photo © Ann Veronica Janssens


    On the occasion of Milan Design Week, Italian luxury house Bulgari presents Metamorphosis, an immersive journey inside the iconic Serpenti jewelry collection in dialogue with the work of four renowned contemporary artists, including Ann Veronica Janssens. 

    Playfully titled gam gam gam, Janssens‘ site-specific installation conceived for the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, uses natural light and a composition of new works characterized by a minimalist aesthetic in contrast with the maximalism and the sumptuous decor of the museum's architecture. The exhibition includes a golden Venetian blind which was specially produced for the windows of the room, and six of her iconic aquariums, where optical physical phenomena are used to expand the observers' perception.

    A bilingual catalogue titled Serpenti. Il Potere delle Metamorfosi – The Power of Metamorphosis, published by Silvana Editoriale, is forthcoming.


  • Ann Veronica Janssens at DDP–Dongdaemun Design Plaza

    DDP–Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul January 28 – March 20, 2020 www.connect-bts.com
    Ann Veronica Janssens at DDP–Dongdaemun Design Plaza

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Rose, 2007, 7 light projectors, artificial haze, pink filters, ø 360-400 cm approx. Depth 250 cm
    Exhibition view: mars, IAC Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2017
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
    Photo © Blaise Adilon


    CONNECT, BTS is a global initiative developed in collaboration with curators from five major cities—London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul and New York. The ultimate goal of the project is to connect individuals across the world as they reevaluate their present circumstances, attitudes, and potentialities. CONNECT, BTS draws motifs from parts of BTS' philosophy that center around diversity, love and care for the periphery. By connecting with 22 contemporary artists, BTS is creating the opportunity for a fruitful and democratic cross-pollination between the worlds of rarefied visual art and pop music. This project adds support for contemporary art to their practice, setting ground for great new synergies.

    At Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a cultural hub conceived by Zaha Hadid in a historic district of Seoul, Ann Veronica Janssens will present two major installations. Green, Yellow and Pink is a mysterious disorienting sensory environment filled with a haze of colored artificial mist. It appears to abolish all spatial and temporal markers and the forces specific to a given context. At the same time, however, the installation seems to impart a sense of materiality and tactility to light itself. Beams of light form a seven-pointed star in Rose, which morphs between palpable geometry and amorphous atmospheric effects as visitors move about the space. Rose is part of Janssens’ Fog Star series, which explores the capacity of haze to give sculptural form to light.


    More information HERE.

  • Ann Veronica Janssens at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk January 23 – May 17, 2020 www.louisiana.dk
    Ann Veronica Janssens at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Blue, Red and Yellow, 2001 - open date, steel, wood, polycarbonate, blue, red, and yellow films, artificial fog, dimensions variable
    Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, Are You Experienced?, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, 2009
    © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

    Photo © Pascual Mercé


    Opening on January 23, 2020, Hot Pink Turquoise is Ann Veronica Janssens' first survey exhibition in Denmark.


    As an artist, Janssens works almost scientifically to push the boundaries of the known. Although her art is not easy to classify, its effect on us as viewers is not to be mistaken. For her, it's not about confirming what we already know. In fact, it aims to locate us precisely at the spot where we open ourselves up again.


    While the artist openly acknowledges her inspiration from the Californian Light and Space artists of the 1960s, for her it has always been about conveying an experience of art by simultaneously stimulating the eyes, body and consciousness, and not about observing art from a distance.


    More information HERE.

  • Ann Veronica Janssens at Musée de l’Orangerie

    Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris January 23 – April 29, 2019 www.musee-orangerie.fr
    Ann Veronica Janssens at Musée de l’Orangerie

    Ann Veronica Janssens, Hot Pink Turquoise, 2006, two halogen spotlights with dichroic filter, variable dimensions
    Exhibition view: mars, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, 2017. Courtesy the artist, IAC - Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne and kamel mennour, Paris/London. Photo © Blaise Adilon



    Through various media (installations, projections, immersive environments, urban interventions, sculptures), Ann Veronica Janssens invites the viewer to cross into a new sensory space on the borderline of dizziness and dazzlement in the solo exhibition Contemporary Counterpoint

    In a register inspired by cognitive processes (perception, sensation, memory, representation), her works tend towards minimalism, emphasising the fleeting, ephemeral and fragile nature of the environments she invites us to enter.

    In her desire to create a dialogue with Monet’s work, the artist will create a specific luminous immersive environment for the exhibition Contemporary Counterpoint at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris.