This book project extends that achieved in 2012, entitled The curve of the refrain, and published by Watermarks. The latter documents 4 large installations exposed to Frac Alsace, the Kunstraum Dornbirn in Austria and at the Abbey of Maubuisson, respectively in 2008, 2010 and 2011. This book also aims to come a transversal approach the work of Jan Kopp, developed this case in the last three years. It focuses on three major buildings constructed in Art Centre The Auction 2013 (Grand Ensemble), the Centre Pompidou in September 2014 (at 2000 meters from here) and in 2015 (Lift the World). It is every time free and precarious architectures, developed with loaned or recycled materials, built more and destined to disappear. Grand Aggregate and met hundreds of rod-shaped objects or metal rod, wood, plastic, etc. collected from residents of the city of Rennes and assembled in the art center to form a kind of forest perched on long legs.
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.
French novelist born December 27, 1973 in Brest. He lived a while in Tours.
He was a resident of the Villa Medici in 2003-2004.
He received in 2009 the prize of the city of Carhaix for his novel Paris-Brest.