KARIN HANSSEN


Drinks and a View, 2015-2016 130x140cm                

"And that is the core of Hanssen's work in this exceptionally beautiful exhibition: with that female gaze, you involuntarily look at each work in a different way, other than what you would do with (male) artists. As a man, you feel caught. Like in the work "A Room of Her Own": a girl makes a drawing on a chalkboard. With this she creates her own mental space, as Virginia Woolf meant in her eponymous essay. Everyone, so women too, has the right to create ┬áhis / her own space, that must be respected by each one of us."             Marc Ruyters, H Art, april 2019