Jan Kopp

Born in 1970 in Frankfurt
Lives and works in Lyon

Biography
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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 





Grand Ensemble, 2013

Construction from hundreds of objects of different materials and colors, in the form of rods
17,50 x 7,70 x 8,20 m
Production: La Criée, Centre d'art contemporain, Rennes
Curator: Sophie Kaplan

"In the central space, Jan Kopp has designed a monumental piece, entitled Grand Ensemble, which extends from floor to ceiling. A rhizomic work, the sculpture is made up of hundreds of objects of different materials and colors, in the form of rods: sticks, branches, broomsticks, curtain rods, telescopic antennas, rulers, tubes, etc. One can also discover more unusual objects: musical instrument, parasol, landing net, tennis racket, sword, golf clubs, etc. The materials that make up this Grand Ensemble are the result of a collection initiated by Jan Kopp among the people of Rennes, prior to the exhibition. Some of the objects were lent or donated; others were gleaned from travels in the urban network. For Jan Kopp, the rods correspond to "personal metre-stones" moved from various points in the city of Rennes and which draw a geography or an imaginary network.the sculpture induces the idea of movement and multiple trajectories. Each rod is on the scale of man; it refers to his uses and more broadly to his relationship to the world. Some objects, such as walking sticks or paddles, are used to facilitate the movement of the body in space; others appear as indicators of the passage of time. The different objects collected bear witness to singular, fragmented histories, which, when placed end to end, constitute a Grand Ensemble. The stems are as many snippets of individual stories that cross and intertwine, like a visual variation of La Vie Mode d'Emploi by Georges Perec. In this "forest" of heterogeneous objects, the eye moves from one element to another. The objects, the structure and the bodies of the visitors merge, intertwine, offering a diversity of points of view on the work. The whole appears both fragile and monumental, dense and airy, like an organic network. The multiple combinations play on the physical resistance of the materials. If the very space of the art center limits the extension of the sculpture, the projected shadows create the illusion of an extension of its design on the walls, thus opening to the imagination."
— Explosante Fixe, Tanguy Viel, in Soulever le Monde, Edition Filigranes, 2015



Photos : © Benoît Mauras