Jan Kopp

Born in 1970 in Frankfurt
Lives and works in Lyon

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Jan Kopp


Biography
Bibliography
Texts
Portfolio

Projects with Suspended spaces

Contacts
Instagram

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Selected works

2022
Ronce
Constellation ordinaire #11 (Après, la mer s’est evaporée
Cartons d'emballage épluchés (2013-2022)
Sojacargos (2019-22)

2021
Abstimmen

2020
Les yeux de la Sueille

2019
Après avoir retourné le champ
Utopia House
Geologies
Eplucher de multiples horizons
Corrida, Afrique, Piano à Queue
Restes bouclés

2018
Capital Fordlandia IV
Capital Fordlandia II

2017
Capital Fordlandia I
Constellation ordinaire #10
Constellation ordinaire #9, nid d'abeilles
Constellation ordinare #8, moules de plâtre
Produit Lave Vaisselle U Eco

2016
3 février 13h52 - 2016 Silo Temporaire
Constellation ordinaire #7 (Peinture d'histoire manquante)
Das Gebäude
Constellation ordinaire #6 (Paradis pas cher, Blumenwiese)
Constellation ordinaire #5 (Garonne)
Lunch Bag Painting 1-13 Un Souffle, une vapeur

2015
Constellation ordinaire #4 (le balancier)
Soulever le monde
Gespenster
Ville sur Mikado

2014
À 2000 mètres d'ici
Dessin pour soulever le Monde
Voile
Une première tentative de soulever le monde
L’Oeil du cerf volant

2013 
Courir Niemeyer
Grand Ensemble
Dessin pour grand ensemble

2012
Constellation ordinaire #2 (Panettone etc.)
Constellation ordinaire #1 (Le Monde)
Dessins automatiques
Plan

2011
Les balançoires
La courbe de la ritournelle

2010
Le Jeu sans fin
The House

2009
Le Tourniquet

2008
Mohammédia (le projet disparu)
La Parabole
Ungebautes

2007
Die Welt ist alles, was...

2006
Im Treibhaus
And This is only the beginning
L’ivresse du tigre
Les méchants sont tous morts en Europe

2005
La Tour

2004
Monstres (rep.),
Quelques Mouvement cycliques

2003
Changer Une Minute
Nowhere-Lands

2002
Dé-marche

2001
Toitoitoiropa,
Sannectamock
Exits (in res publica)

1998
News from an Unbuilt City
Musique de cheminées

1997
Le Jardin des choses nommées
Perfectly Strange

1996
Regarder les gens passer

1995
Männersachen
Mohn Pavot

1994
Das Mohnfeld am Potsdamer Platz

1993
La butte aux coquelicots 





3 février 13h52 - 2016 Silo Temporaire, 2016

Intervention in the public space: shadow painted on an industrial silo, reproducing the shadow of a blast furnace projected on a winter day. Produced within the framework of the artists' residency Public Art Experience, Fonds Belval, Luxembourg
Curator: Stéphanie Delcroix, Michael Pinsky
Collection: Fonds Belval, Luxembourg

"Instead of producing steel, blast furnaces produce forms, narratives, a landscape, a temporal and spatial reference. It is no longer the slag that passes from the blast furnace to the temporary silo, but it is the shadow of one that is projected onto the other according to the vagaries of time. The painted shadow is a document and a fiction." Attentive to everything that allows us to take the measure of time, Jan Kopp multiplies his works - drawings, sculptures, installations, animated films, etc. - which can be read as calendars. - which can be read like so many calendars. In Belval, the artist has "frozen" the interplay of shadows and sunlight in order to inscribe the presence of the blast furnaces on the immaculate white facade of the former milk silo. The challenge was to materialize, in the form of a painting, an ephemeral and random motif that appears, as it is, only twice a year: "On the other 363 days, there is a kind of distortion in relation to the fixed contours: on the one hand, we see the contours of a stopped time - February 3 at 1:52 p.m., to be precise - and on top of that, the elusive drawing of the moment passes. "What interests Jan Kopp in this game of cast shadows is the tension born of a double superposition: past/present, present/future. Viewed through the magnifying glass of the present - let's say July 2, during the Blast Furnace Festival - the motif inscribed on the building's façade can be interpreted both as a memory of February 3 and as a foretaste of a perfectly symmetrical day, November 7. "This temporal dialogue seems to me relevant to the initial role of the Silo - a temporary warehouse that will be emptied little by little before filling up again, like an hourglass - but also, more generally, to the Belval site, which is in the process of forging a future for itself, but draws its identity from its past."
— Excerp from the magazine Le périodique du Fonds Belval, n°2, 2016
 

Interview: Jan Kopp talks about the installation in the film Regards d'artistes sur Belval, directed by Catherine Richard on a commission from the Fonds Belval, 2016.
 
Interview: Jan Kopp talks about the installation in the film Regards d'artistes sur Belval, directed by Catherine Richard on a commission from the Fonds Belval, 2016.




Installation views: painted shadow on an industrial silo