Ann Veronica Janssens
Works in Brussels (BE), born in Folkstone (GB), lives in Brussels (BE).
Ann Veronica Janssens mainly does site-specific works. She is neither sculptor nor architect. Taking a specific space as her starting point, she adds forms and volumes to the existing architecture. For this, she sets out discretely: she submits herself to the given space, to the given architectural forms. Often she chooses for unexpected, unobvious places like a stairway, a ceiling or a window ledge. Her interventions bring the specific qualities of an environment to light. She sets out signposts, intended to let viewers define themselves against reality. In what way does our point of view determine our perception? How does the viewer relate vis-à-vis a specific place? Originally she worked chiefly with industrial materials – concrete, wood and glass – and primary forms. Since 1990 her work increasingly displays a more immaterial character: light, sound and fog instead of rough building materials. These works lead to a drastic total-experience that completely changes our perception of the space.
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Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled, 2002. Installation, 2000-watt follow spot, artificial mist, Dimensions variable .
Ann Veronica Janssens - 2...
Ann Veronica Janssens, Ann Veronica Janssens - 2014 - Chapelle Saint-Vincent à Grignan [FR, essay]. Text, 2 p..
Het raadsel van de verdwe...
Ann Veronica Janssens, Hans Theys, Het raadsel van de verdwenen kat [L'énigme du chat perdu], 1999. Book, ink, paper, 96 p., ISBN 90-9012-440-3.
Zonder titel [Untitled]
Ann Veronica Janssens, Zonder titel [Untitled], 1997. Installation, gravel, variable dimensions.
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The collection XXX – The ...
29 June 2012 - 16 September 2012.
Maarten Vanden Eynde’s project Museum of Forgotten History housed the remains of a possible future past. The exhibition took the form of fict
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herze...
03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA - in collaboration with LOCUS, the nerve centre for libraries, cultural and community centres and l
Energy Flash – The Rave M...
17 June 2016 - 25 September 2016.
Rave culture from the 1980s and 1990s was Europe’s last big youth movement. During this period of radical social and political change, rave,
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Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
De M HKA - Collectie [The...
“Works in the M HKA collection are often large and have a presence without being especially tangible.” – Narcisse Tordoir For the third sect