De Stadscollectie Antwerpen is a lively tribute to the artists who give colour to the city of Antwerp. From emerging talent to established names, this collection highlights local creativity but also the global influence of Antwerp’s art scene. Welcome!


© Ann Veronica Janssens. Image: M HKA
Magic Mirror Steel Blue, 2022
Sculpture , 220 x 110 x 1.8 cm
dichroic laminated glass consisting of crash glass, float and gelatin filters

The works of Ann Veronica Janssens (b. 1956, Folkestone, United Kingdom) are total experiences that completely alter the perception of space. Magic Mirror Steel Blue consists of three layers of glass. A plate that has been broken into numerous pieces is sandwiched between two intact plates. When light hits the surface, the cracked glass reflects the light in different directions, creating different shapes and colours, which change depending on how the viewer moves around the piece. The work asks what is the essence of art: its materiality or its interaction with the world?

Ann Veronica Janssens is represented by gallery Micheline Szwajcer.