Jan S. Hansen

Immer in Bewegung

25.04. – 12.05.19

Opening April 25, 5-10 pm!

Schimmel Projects - Art Centre Dresden are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition "Immer in Bewegung" by the Danish artist Jan S. Hansen.

Jan S. Hansen works with the concept of collage, assembling artworks of various media into cross referential allegories, that considers the relations between human nature and the effects of the accelerating pace of a newly globalized world.

By creating environments that seem as simulators or dioramas, a synthetic and observational ambience is infused into the works, connecting them in an encompassing framework. Manufactured and handmade works are presented alongside modified everyday objects, their features creating puzzling associations with a surreal or alternative logic. As a sort of behavioral memory wiped clean or as an artistic meditation, the work takes a detached position and looks at passing currents and states, human needs and manners, mundane tasks and spiritual concerns.

The exhibition creates a contemporary interface between points in the timeline of our common history and speculations about the future. A constant motion of material, ideas, knowledge and beliefs evolve through time, negotiating with the past and future to form our present day.

Jan S. Hansen, born 1980, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, he is a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His work has recently been exhibited at Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Marie Kierkegaard Gallery, Copenhagen and Kay Fiskers Plads 11, Copenhagen.

We kindly thank the Danish Arts Foundation, Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond, Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Dresden, Liebelt Stiftung Hamburg, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, der Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden, Freundeskreis der HfBK Dresden, Netzwerk Kreativ and Studentenwerk Dresden for supporting the exhibition.

Exhibition duration: 25.4. - 12.5.2019
Opening hours: Friday - Sunday 2-5 pm
Schimmel Projects - Art Centre Dresden
Großenhainer Str. 61 - 63, 01127 Dresden