Ann Veronica Janssens
Grand Bal
5 Apr – 30 Jul 2023
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan


Ann Veronica Janssens, Grand Bal, Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy, 2023. © 2023 Ann Veronica Janssens / SIAE Photo Andrea Rossetti

Pirelli HangarBicocca presents a retrospective of the work of Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens, one of the world’s foremost artists. Throughout her 40-year career, Janssens has continued to experiment with light, her primary material. She has investigated the sensory and performative nature of space and architecture, creating works that are mutable and ephemeral.

Emerging from her research, the artist's interventions are set on the border between art and science, and investigate the limits of human perception and psyche, as well as the aleatory connotations of natural phenomena, down to their minimum scale.

"Grand Bal" is conceived as an extended choreography that situates environmental installations alongside more intimate works, tracing a visual, aural and tactile path that invites visitors to move between the incorporeal, the tangible and between surreal atmospheres and the socio-political and cultural signs of our present time.