Jan Kopp is an artist who has the gift to use a wide range of media skillfully exploiting the best properties. So the field of polymorphism and the multiple meanings that we undertake. Find monochrome drawings by Jan Kopp give rise to objects in reserve. Subtlety and delicacy of line combined with unique viewpoints tell us already that the viewing angle chosen by the artist is most revealing about his approach.
This book is a journey between different realizations of Jan kopp including:
A structure built with proliferative ephemeral baguettes dried. This material recovery is particularly interesting because it is very hard and has a dimension of ecological recycling.
– A monumental installation comprised of 11 Foucault pendulums, suspended, the oscillation observed over a long period, shows the effects of rotation of the Earth. Each pendulum consists of a sphere suspended at the end of a steel wire dangling over a base studded with glass beads.
Abbaye de Maubuisson - Frac Alsace
Hors Collection
240 x 330
Broché avec rabats
80 photos colors
96 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-239-4
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Jan Kopp


Jan Kopp was born in 1970 in Frankfurt (Germany). Based in Paris between 1991 and 2009, he currently lives in Berlin as part of a research grant from the Ministry of Culture for the creation of an animated film project focused on the metamorphosis of this city that crystallize the course Of the history.
After studying philosophy at the University Paris-Sorbonne / Paris IV, he graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1996 and performed various residency programs in France and abroad, including PS1 / International Programm Studio, New York.
It is very early spotted for its interventions in public space that invest vacated places by land-use plans and led him to collaborate with architects and town planners. His work uses many mediums (sound, video, drawing, sculpture, performance). It also deploys well across large facilities designed in the light of the spaces that they occupy more discreet forms.
His most recent solo exhibitions were held at the Abbey of Maubuisson, the site of Contemporary Art (2011), the Kunstraum Dornbirn in Austria (2010), at the Frac Alsace (2008), at the Bastille Art Centre Grenoble (2008) and Martos Gallery, New York (2008).
Jan Kopp participated in numerous international group exhibitions, including Architecture, Utopias, Drawing Contemporary National Art Museum in Bucharest (Romania, 2011), Res Publica in Moscow Museum of Art (MMOMA) (Russia, 2010), Fragile Lands empathy at Contemporary Art Museum of Saint-Étienne Métropole (France, 2009), Translation to MMOMA (Russia, 2008), Crisi the gallery Àngels Barcelona (Spain, 2008), at Singular Guangdong Art Museum Canton (China, 2005), I need You to Pasqu’Art Art Centre in Biel (Switzerland, 2004), Crossing the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (France, 2002), Connivence sixth Biennale de Lyon (France, 2001), or Clockwork 2000 PS1 / International Studio Programm the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York (USA, 2000).
Jan Kopp is represented by Marion Meyer Contemporain gallery, Paris.

Olivier Grasser is an art historian and curator.  He worked at the Centre Georges-Pompidou and at de la Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris from 1990 to 1995, and in 1999 he took on the role of director of the contemporary art department at the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. 
He has led the Fonds régional d’art contemporain d’Alsace (Frac Alsace) since 2006.
Jacinto Lageira lives and works in Paris where he teaches Esthetics and Art Theory at the Université de Paris I/Pantheéon-Sorbonne.  He has published widely, including Jean-Marc Bustamante. Cristallisations. Œuvres 1978-2011 (Arles, Actes Sud, 2011) ; La déréalisation du monde. Fiction et réalité en conflit (Paris, Jacqueline Chambon, 2010) ; L’esthétique traversée. Psychanalyse, sémiotique et phénoménologie à l’œuvre (Bruxelles, La Lettre volée, 2007) ; L’image du monde dans le corps du texte (Idem, 2003, 2 volumes). He has also supervised publication of a collective volume entitled Théorie, manifeste, documents : une anthologie de 1887 à 2005. Du mot à l’image & du son au mot (Marseille, Le mot et le reste, 2005). Jacinto Lageira has recently contributed to the following catalogs: Michael Snow, Solo Snow. Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (Dijon, Les Presses du réel, 2011) ; Joseph Kosuth, Ni apparence ni illusion (Paris, Éditions musée du Louvre, 2010) ; Vasco Araújo/Javier Tellez, Mais que a vida (Lisboa, Fundação Calouste-Gulbenkian, 2010) ; Edgar Martins, La ligne volage (Paris, Centre culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, 2010) ; Claire Chevrier (Nantes, musée des Beaux-Arts, 2009) ; Jordi Colomer (Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 2008) ; Angela Detanico/Rafael Lain, Pavillon brésilien de la 52ème Biennale de Venise (La Biennale di Venezia, 2007) ; Claire Savoie (Rimouski, musée régional de Rimouski [Québec, Canada]) ; James Coleman, (Lisboa, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea / Museu do Chiado, 2006) ; Julião Sarmento (Santander, Fundacíon Marcelino Botín, 2006).
Joris Lacoste lives and works in Paris.  He has written for both the theater and the radio since 1996, and has directed his own work since 2003.  In 2005 he wrote and directed 9 lyriques pour actrice et caisse claire with Stéphanie Béghain, and he co-wrote Purgatoire for the Théâtre National de la Colline in 2007.  From 2007 to 2009 he served as co-director of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. 
His work proudly asserts a highly experimental dimension and borrows freely from literature, theater, dance, visual arts, music, and sound-poetry.  This approach has initiated several projects: W in 2004 and l’Encyclopédie de la parole in 2007, which in turn gave rise to Parlement , a solo performed by Emmanuelle Lafon in 2009.
In this same year he launched Hypnographie, a project exploring the artistic uses of hypnosis: this in turn generated the radio drama Au musée du sommeil (2009), the performance Restitution (2010), the performance-exhibition Le Cabinet d’hypnose (2010), as well as the play for the theater
Le Vrai spectacle (2011). www.jorislacoste.net