Janus Høm: … maybe, just maybe I could do what I want to do …
22 jun 201713 aug 2017

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“… The difference at that moment was perhaps that a special thought entered my mind: maybe, just maybe, I could do what I want to do.
I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me before. Unlike making “real” art, which never felt natural to me, writing for P was very satisfying. What’s more, while writing, all my usual self-loathing started to subside. I could suddenly look at other artists’ work without the stinging pain of not being equally successful. Or, preferably more. Even getting back on social media seemed achievable.

P, the editor, deserves so much praise. So intelligent and encouraging and demanding she is. With great care she encourages me (even if undeserved) while at the same time telling me unequivocally that what I have written isn’t good enough yet. Art really means something to her.
It wasn’t until some time later that I came to the second and even more important realisation. What I considered was that not only could I do what I like to do, I could be an artist while I did it…”

Tranen er stolt af at præsentere Janus Høms soloudstilling … maybe, just maybe, I could do what I want to do … , som løber fra 22. juni til 13. august. Udstillingen afslutter første del af sæsonen Art & Life – Social Aesthetics Obscured, der er dedikeret til eksperimenter med udstillingsformatet og kunstnere, der fra forskellige positioner på kunstscenen udforsker grænserne mellem kunst og liv. Kan kunsten stille sig i kritisk opposition til samtidens kultur og udgøre en transformerende kraft – eller er den blot en del af oplevelsesøkonomien i en forfinet variant?

Janus Høm: … maybe, just maybe I could do what I want to do …. Pressefoto

Janus Høm (f. 1985) er uddannet på Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi, Akademie für Bildende Künste Wien og Universität der Künste Berlin. Som repræsentant for en ny tids bud på kunstnersammenslutninger har han kurateret en række gruppeudstillinger på det uafhængige, kunstnerdrevne udstillingssted TOVES, ligesom han har drevet København-gallerierne Perfect Present og Pleasant. Han har bl.a. udstillet på Palazzo Peckham i Venedig, Italien, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, TOVES, Koh-i-noor & IMO København, samt COCOWien, Østrig og 1857 Oslo, Norge.

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