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 





Constellation ordinaire #8, moules de plâtre, 2017

155 plaster molds, wooden wedges, 8 x 12 x 0.4 m approximately
Production: Les Moulins de Paillard, center for contemporary art
Curator: Shelly de Vito and James Porter
Website: Les Moulins de Paillard

Constellation ordinaire #8 is a sculpture composed of a set of 155 plaster molds, originally made for the production of dishes and other stoneware objects, recovered from the outbuildings of the former ceramic factory of Les Moulins de Paillard, now occupied by the art center. The small factory produced between 1972 and 2005 objects of daily use in a way that was attentive to an equitable redistribution of income, thus prefiguring a cooperative and solidarity-based economy, and constituting an operative community utopia for a whole generation of this village in the Pays de la Loire region.The assembly of plaster molds occupies almost the entire surface of the exhibition room, leaving only a small space that allows one to walk around it and discover it from several points of view. The image he draws refers to a city or an architectural complex, rather modern. The convex and concave white forms could make one think of the buildings of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, of whom Jan Kopp has already proposed several rereadings (including Courir Niemeyer, a video made on the Rachid Karamé Fair in Tripoli, Lebanon). Placed on wooden wedges, they create a floating horizontal level and unfold like an urban expanse, a metropolis detached from the ground, an almost flying community.



Exhibition views, Les Moulins de Paillard, Poncé-sur-le-Loir, 2017
Photos: © James Porter and Jan Kopp