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Horst Janssen. Leporello: Don Juan’s Lovers
22 April to 5 August 2007

Janssen Kabinett


Drawing over existing images, reshaping models - be they reproductions of paintings, drawings or prints - was part of Janssen's repertoire as of the 1970s. He himself spoke “of the pleasurable delight in destroying an existing harmony through frivolous spite”. In a playful dialogue with the model, a plane of resistance which for Janssen always represented a challenge, he achieved new harmonies and pictorial solutions in which the model was still recognisable.
The exhibition consists of more than 50 overpainted postcards dating from the 1970s which were originally planned as a fold-out book of views or Leporello and which present Janssen's notion of “Don Juan's Lovers”.


Curators: Dr. Petra Roettig / Gerhard Schack

 

 


     

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