- Between Windows, German Consulate Toronto, 2012
Exhibition „Between Windows“ by Janne Reuss at German Consulate Toronto, 2012
The Consulate General of Germany is pleased to host the exhibiton „Between Windows“ by German-Mexican artist Janne Reuss. A Graduate of the prestigious Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart, Reuss‘ work has been widely presented throughout Germany, Mexico and the United States. In addition to her work as an artist, Reuss has been involved as art manager and art educator for museums and colleges. She now lives and works in Toronto, Canada, after stations in Mexico, Germany, the United States and Italy.
Janne Reuss‘ recent work, the series of photomontages „Between Windows“, are manually made like a traditional collage, with a variety of photos cut and glued together into a new composition and then printed as an original photo. Windows stand for spaces, borders, openings, barriers, or gates. The classic symbol of the view through a window in the history of art represents a staged, aesthetic longing for endless open spaces, for the dream of freedom as well as a melancholic and pensive mood. Walking through the city or traveling to different countries, the artist is constantly searching for images of windows with her camera. Breaking and fragmenting these images, rearranging the pieces like a puzzle, she creates a new space with a new perspective.
The exhibition will be open from January 11 to February 15, 2012 in the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Toronto, 2 Bloor Street East, 25th floor, during office hours.