LondonAnn Veronica Janssens: Hot Pink Turquoise
Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens (b. 1956) has created an extensive body of work over four decades spanning installations, projections, immersive environments and sculptures. At the core of her practice is an interest in light and its impact on our perception and experience. This exhibition will be the first major presentation of Janssens’ work in London.
Janssens’ Untitled (Blue Glitter), 2015 installation, an expanse of reflective, blue glitter scattered across the floor of the gallery, occupies the Main Space for the first half of the show, after which it will be replaced by Janssens’ reflective wheeled Bikes, 2001.
Visitors are invited to cycle round the Main Gallery on one of five custom-made chrome coated bicycles with brushed aluminium wheel caps, which will reflect light on the surrounding gallery walls and floor as the wheels turn. Across three floors of the Fire Station, sculptures, projections, light works and installations continue Janssens’ exploration of perception and ephemerality.
Ann Veronica Janssens: Hot Pink Turquoise is presented in collaboration with Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen
Ann Veronica Janssens at the South London Gallery. Installation view of Blue Glass Roll 405/2, 2019 & Candy Sculpture 405–805/2–405, 2019. Photo: Andy Stagg