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Solo show: Saskia Janssen (over)

25 February 2012 until 31 March 2012
  Saskia Janssen
Saskia Janssen
  Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Rozengracht 207a
1016 LZ Amsterdam
Netherlands (city map)

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Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS is presenting a collection of new works by Saskia Janssen as well as a publication under the title A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path to Enlightenment). The works have been created over the previous year in response to the lessons about Buddhism that Janssen has been attending every week at the temple - housed in the cellar of a sunbed salon - of a small Buddhist community in eastern Amsterdam. During these lessons and the lectures and rituals conducted by visiting lamas, Janssen takes notes and makes sketches. Once back in her studio, she turns them into drawings, photos, sculptures and texts, thus transforming the lessons into works or revisiting earlier works from a new perspective. In doing this she follows a self-imposed rule: no depictions of Buddha, no exoticism. For her the crux is the transformation from concept to work and the shift in perspective.

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