HOT PINK TURQUOISE

Ann Veronica Janssens
January 23 – May 17, 2020

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Magic Mirror (Green), 2014 (left)

Dichroic polyester film, security glass, float glass

200 x 100 x 1.8 cm

 

Magic Mirror Pink #2, 2012 (right)

Dichroic polyester film, security glass, float glass

200 x 100 x 1.8 cm

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020
 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Blanchette, 2007

8 light projectors, artificial haze

ø 120-140 cm approx. Depth 250 cm

 

Beams of light form an eight-pointed star in Blanchette, which morphs between palpable geometry and amorphous atmospheric effects as visitors move about the space. Blanchette is part of Janssens’ Fog Star series (11 works, 2004–ongoing), which explores the capacity of haze to give sculptural form to light.

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

Photo © Kim Hansen

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Blue, Red and Yellow, 2001 - ongoing

Steel, wood, polycarbonate, artificial fog, blue, red, and yellow films

365,8 x 470,5 x 933,1 cm (dimensions variable)

 

A reconstruction of Ann Veronica Janssens’ fog pavilion first conceived on occasion of her 2001 solo exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Once visitors pass the threshold of the container-shaped pavilion, they find themselves immersed in an immaterial colored abstraction where any spatial or temporal landmark has disappeared.

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

Photo © Kim Hansen

Blue, Red and Yellow, 2001 - ongoing

Steel, wood, polycarbonate, artificial fog, blue, red, and yellow films

365,8 x 470,5 x 933,1 cm (dimensions variable)

 

A reconstruction of Ann Veronica Janssens’ fog pavilion first conceived on occasion of her 2001 solo exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Once visitors pass the threshold of the container-shaped pavilion, they find themselves immersed in an immaterial colored abstraction where any spatial or temporal landmark has disappeared.

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

Photo © Kim Hansen

Kinshasa-Humlebæk, 2020 (front)

 

Blue, Red and Yellow, 2001 - ongoing (back)

Steel, wood, polycarbonate, artificial fog, blue, red, and yellow films

365,8 x 470,5 x 933,1 cm (dimensions variable)

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

Photo © Kim Hansen

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Bike, 2001

Chrome coated bike with brushed aluminum wheel caps, helmet

160 x 170 x 51 cm (approx.)

 

A beach cruiser bike with brushed aluminium wheel caps is available to visitors. The reflection of natural light on the wheels creates convex, mobile cones of light, reflecting the surrounding environment in movement.

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Exhibition view: Ann Veronica Janssens, HOT PINK TURQUOISE, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2020

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

Californian Blinds #2, 2015

Blinds, gold leaf

240 x 150 x 5 cm

 

Californian Blinds #2 consists of a sequence of gold-leaf covered vertical blind slats. While the evenly-spaced elements recall the utilitarian blinds, the work plays on the combination of the seriality of minimalist aesthetics with the preciousness of the material. In addition, the work combines major themes of Ann Veronica Janssens’ oeuvre: the work of art as window and visual phenomena created by slight alterations to the materiality of objects.

 

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

 

Photo © Kim Hansen

HOT PINK TURQUOISE

Ann Veronica Janssens
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
January 23 – May 17, 2020
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Opening on January 23, 2020, HOT PINK TURQUOISE is Ann Veronica Janssens' first survey exhibition in Scandinavia. The exhibition, which spans 30 years of the artist's production, includes a new major site-specific installation.

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 is 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.

HOT PINK TURQUOISE will travel to the South London Gallery later this year.

 

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