AboutSince the early 1990s, German artist Christian Jankowski has tested the boundaries of high art and mass culture. Often co-opting the space of commercial television and cinema, he continuously subverts and pokes fun at the role of mass culture in the everyday, paralleling the structure of the art world with that of, among other things, organised religion and the cult of the celebrity. This first part of a three-part retrospective programme offers a glimpse at Jankowski's films, presenting a selection of work charting a period of over years twenty years, from 1992 to the present. Each programme is structured around a theme, defining a distinct strand of his practice.
Curated by Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists' Film and Moving Image.
Christian Jankowski (born 1968, Göttingen, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibition include Heavy Weight History, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2013); The Eye of Dubai, The Pavilion Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE (2013) and Casting Jesus, MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma), Rome. He has participated in numerous group shows including Tears and Politics: Works by Phil Collins and Christian Jankowski, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (2014); Christian Jankowski and Guga Ferraz, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico (2012); What Happened to God?, Halle 14, Leipzig (2012) and The Beauty and the Distance, 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010).
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Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated.