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Ann Veronica Janssens, Michel François
Book launch & party with Zolo Press
Saturday June 25 6pm
Since meeting in 1985, Ann Veronica Janssens and Michel François have orbited each other, drawing close at times, and growing distant at others. Ann Veronica Janssens, Michel François stages an intimate dialogue between their work, tracing the “muted liaisons and subtle tensions,” as writes Palais de Tokyo director Guillaume Désanges, which course below the surface of two remarkably distinct oeuvres. In addition to one-hundred-sixty artworks, this landmark publication gathers an extensive collection of research and personal photographs across four decades of practice.
332 pages, 24.5 × 29.5 cm, 1000 copies, 70€,
Published by Zolo Press 2022
Paying homage to Golden Hours, a mirrored sculpture originally conceived in 2009 for choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and exhibited independently since, this special edition of Ann Veronica Janssens, Michel François comes in a foil-printed box and shimmering dust jacket made of the sculpture’s reflective material. Each edition is numbered and signed by the artists.
Numbered and signed book, Foil-printed box
Dust jacket in polyester reflective film without mirror coating
Edition of 30, 495€ (special price of 395€ on June 25th)
Une Scène à Deux
Une Scène à Deux, a series of fifteen reconfigurable wall works, attests to the layered resonances between Ann Veronica Janssens’ sculptural and Michel François’ photographic practice. Janssens occludes François’ two-sided aluminum print with striated glass, distorting the image at every angle and making impossible its veridical apprehension.
Estriado glass and front and back inkjet on dibond
60 × 60 cm, Edition of 15, Price on request