Ann Veronica Janssens: Hot Pink Turquoise
23 Sep – 29 Nov 2020

Ann Veronica Janssens at the South London Gallery

Installation view of Untitled (Blue Glitter), 2015 – ongoing and Canicule #2, 2011–2015 by Ann Veronica Janssens

Photo: Andy Stagg

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 is the first major presentation of Janssens’ work in London.

Janssens’ Untitled (Blue Glitter), an expanse of reflective, blue glitter scattered across the floor of the gallery, will occupy the Main Space for the first half of the show after which, on 28 October, 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 bicycles with mirrored wheels, 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.

VISITOR INFORMATION REGARDING BIKES (FROM 28 OCTOBER)

  • Booking a visit to the SLG does not reserve a timeslot for riding Ann Veronica Janssens’ Bikes, and you may have to queue
  • Visitors must use the hand sanitiser provided before riding bike 
  • The bikes and helmets are cleaned between each use  
  • Before riding, visitors are required to read and sign an injury waiver 
  • A face mask covering your nose and mouth must be worn at all times 
  • A protective helmet, provided by the SLG, must be worn while riding 
  • Only two bikes will be in use at any one time to ensure social distancing is maintained  
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 13 are not permitted to ride a bike 

Edition

Janssens has created a new edition to accompany Hot Pink Turquoise at the SLG. Click here to visit our online shop for more details.

A set of five photos show pink trails produced by clouds of water vapour that reflect the light of the setting sun into a celestial expanse.

Ann Veronica Janssens: 5 lines of pink in the air, randomly, ​2020

Catalogue

Click here to visit our online shop to purchase Hot Pink Turquoise, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition.

Ann Veronica Janssens: Hot Pink Turquoise catalogue

Exhibition view

Ann Veronica Janssens at the South London Gallery
Installation view of Untitled (Blue Glitter), 2015 – ongoing
Photo: Andy Stagg
 
Ann Veronica Janssens at the South London Gallery
Installation view of Candy Sculpture 405–805/2–405, 2019
Photo: Andy Stagg
Ann Veronica Janssens at the South London Gallery
Installation view of Blue Glass Roll 405/2, 2019
Photo: Andy Stagg

The SLG is a joint winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020! Click here to find out more