Meeting and dialogue with Ann Veronica Janssens and her students in the hotbed of artistic creation
Friday May 17th 2.15pm,
Ecole des Beaux Arts, 14 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6°
Citizen of the world, Ann Veronica was born in the UK, studied art history in England and then Visual arts at La Cambre in Brussels, Belgium, where she lives and works. She exhibits all over the world. She is represented in France by the Kamel Meneur Gallery. “The artistic technique of Ann Veronica Janssens could be defined as an exploration of the sensory experience of reality.
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 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. The organisation of space and the diffusion of light, radiant colour, stroboscopic impulses, artificial mists and reflective or translucent surfaces all serve to reveal the instability of our perception of time and space. Properties of materials (gloss, lightness, transparency, fluidity) and physical phenomena (reflection, refraction, perspective, balance, waves) are rigorously examined here for their ability to destabilise the very concept of materiality.”
Puis nous poursuivrons notre itinéraire quelques mètres plus loin, rue des Beaux Arts
Bernadette Chéné, “Une face peut en cacher une autre”
Galerie La Forest Divonne, 12 rue des Beaux Arts, Paris 6°
A presentation of her latest work by the artist in person: works in wood, newspaper, metal and ink on paper. Bernadette Chéné’s artistic career is deeply marked by the practices of tapestry and weaving at the beginning of the 1980s. Expertise, patience and accumulation exalt otherwise simple materials. She resolutely distances ornamentation in favour of attentiveness and subtle perception. Newspaper has become a central part of her practice: the everyday bringing the fundamental to light.