Light effects, mists, colour trails & reflective optical illusions. The Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens' (f. 1956) mission is to push our perceptions of the known.
As an artist, Ann Veronica 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.
The works shown in the exhibition are fragile and must not be touched. However this does not include the large installation where you enter a room filled with fog or the bicycles, which you can ride around the gallery.
This is the first time that Ann Veronica Janssens can be experienced in Denmark. The exhibition is supported by Lektor Peer Rander Amundsens Legat and The Danish Research Foundation. With additional support from Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI)
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ANN VERONICA JANSSENS
23.1.2020 - 17.5.2020
Lousiana Museum of Modern Art
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