Sensory Spaces 13: Anne Hardy

Delighted to be the guest curator of Sensory Spaces #13, a series of commissioned solo projects presented in one of the gallery spaces of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Artists are invited to respond to the architectural qualities of the space, which is located in the freely accessible space in the museum’s entrance hall, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise. The artist of my choice is: Anne Hardy.

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Sensory Spaces 13 Anne Hardy
Anne Hardy (UK) transforms spaces into dreamlike environments in which objects, light, colour and sound come together. She seeks her inspiration, materials and sounds in the city, preferably in inconspicuous or overlooked places like street corners or a patch of land between two roads. Places that feel strange, yet at the same time familiar. It is precisely this ambiguity that the artist captures in her installations, which she presents under the name ‘FIELD works’.

For the thirteenth edition of Sensory Spaces, Hardy is presenting a new ‘FIELD work’ inspired by the city of Rotterdam. It is an atmospheric space with rustling curtains of videotape, curled shapes on the floor and a specially created audio landscape. Visitors enter an animated, parallel world in which everything moves and changes. Hardy describes it as a ‘sentient, poetic space’ that makes us aware of ‘the slippery nature of our perception of the world’.

If you would like to know more about the artist and the installation, please pick up the free booklet at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen or watch the video about Anne Hardy on

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Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooAnne Hardy, Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh), (detail) exhibition view: Art Night, London, 2017 Co-commissioned by ArtNight and The Contemporary Art Society © Anne Hardy, courtesy Maureen Paley, London