Christian Jankowski: Heavy Weight History

Christian Jankowski: Heavy Weight History
Library Shelf Location 18.JANK
Publication Date 2014

The most comprehensive retrospective of Jankowski s work to date presents almost all his pieces from the years 1992-2013 in chronological order. Jankowski gained international fame with his 1992 video The Hunt in which he took the supermarket a symbol of the modern jungle and stalked the aisles armed with a bow and arrow. This piece was followed by a number of works in which he cast a surprising point of view on the intersections of art, media and society. In his latest piece, "Heavy Weight History", the artist asked members of the Polish weightlifting team to lift selected memorials in Warsaw, including one dedicated to Willy Brandt. Jankowski thus created a visual measurement of strength between the sculptural forms of social memory and competitive sport.

ISBN 9783863354466
Quantity 1
Pages 336 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm.
Authors Ewa Gordadek, Veit Loers, Jeni Fulton, Sergio Edelsztein, Rein Wolfs
Format Cloth Bound
Publisher Walther Konig, Cologne
Related Artist Christian Jankowski
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Live Art/Performance, Installation, Photography, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Artist's Nationality German
Language English

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