The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Ann Veronica Janssens

Cocktail Sculpture

Ann Veronica Janssens, cocktail sculpture, 2008. Glass, wood, parrafin oil, water.
Dimensions 60 x 60 x 60 cm, base 60 x 60 x 60 cm.
Photo © Gasull, Courtesy Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona.

Born 1956 in Folkestone, UK
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Anne Veronica Janssens works primarily with light construction. Her exploratory approach is expressed in the fact that she sees her exhibitions as places of experimentation. She uses light to alter space and the way visitors see or move within it, thus working with both the material (architecture) and the immaterial (vision). In addition to her work with scientific studies of perception and its measurement, Janssens also makes physical objects that recall Minimalism. Janssens has participated in numerous exhibitions like Light Show in the Hayward Gallery, London (2013), the Eighteenth Biennale of Sydney (2012), and Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich at the Tanks at Tate Modern (2012). In 1999 she took part in the forty-eighth Venice Biennale, representing Belgium at its pavilion.