Ann Veronica Janssens
entre le crépuscule et le ciel
5 Rue Violette
July 2 – October 9, 2022
Opening: July 1, 6–8pm
Including a book launch and signing of Ann Veronica Janssens, Michel François from Zolo Press
Ann Veronica Janssens' exhibition for Collection Lambert, entitled entre le crépuscule et le ciel, opens on the first floor of the collection's location - the Hôtel de Montfaucon on July 1. The exhibition responds to a selection of previously unseen artworks by Dan Flavin, on show in the ground floor gallery spaces.
Ann Veronica Janssens has chosen to reveal the twenty-six windows that punctuate the route of the visitor, letting the light traverse the space from one side to the other. Through a series of sculptures, installations, and floor paintings, in which light is experienced in different states – reflected, absorbed, captured, transformed – situations in which our affected bodies and minds constantly navigate between contemplation and immersion, Janssens invites us to an experience in which the tension between dissolution and resolution is indefinitely reinvented, beside us and with us. “Her use of light as a tool, material, science and symbol of the space that we share takes us out of our routine relationship with it”, to borrow the words of Mieke Bal, and invents the possibility of new relationships, in perpetual renewal.
entre le crépuscule et le ciel at Collection Lambert is part of a double exhibition project with Janssens' solo exhibition, 5766 chemin des Trious, at Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, through September 11, 2022. The exhibition in Saint-Paul-de-Vence mirrors the Avignon installation and resonates with the history of the two exhibition sites.
The exhibition catalogue “entre le crépuscule et le ciel”, published with Actes Sud editions, is forthcoming.