The Hunt, 1992
Faena Hotel, Screening Room
ABOUT THE WORK
In his work The Hunt (1992), Jankowski lives off goods he hunts down in the supermarket for a week. Archaically armed with bow and arrow, and yet nobly pushing his trolley, he shoots down deep-frozen chickens, margarine, bathroom tissue, and all the other things he needs. Unimpressed, the checkout woman scans the trophies of the “bargain hunt,” which still have the arrows sticking out of them.
The German artist Christian Jankowski works in the field of conceptual and performance art with a focus on film, video and photography, but also in a variety of other media like painting, sculpture and drawing. Jankowski's work initiates collaborations between contemporary visual art and other professional worlds such as the world of religion, business, politics and entertainment. The protagonists of today's society inscribe themselves in Jankowski's art and leave their skills, their views and their aesthetics. Jankowski's videos, films, and installations have been exhibited internationally in places such as Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2015); Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (2012), Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (2009); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2008); Miami Art Museum, Miami (2007); List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts (2005); Artpace, San Antonio (2001); and Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (2000).The artist participated in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and in the 48th Venice Biennale.
Christian Jankowski was born in 1968. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.