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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 53

    Christian Jankowski (GERMAN, B. 1968)

    Die Jagd

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    Christian Jankowski (GERMAN, B. 1968)
    Die Jagd
    signed, dated and numbered 'C. Jankowksi '97 199/200' (on a label attached to the VHS)
    duration: 111 minutes, loop
    Executed in 1997. This work is number one hundred ninety-nine from an edition of two hundred.

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    Christian Jankowski was born in 1968 in Gottingen, Germany. Schooled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, Jankowski gained international recognition in the 48th Venice Biennial curated by Harald Szeemann in 1999. Working in a variety of media including video, installation, performance and photography, Jankowski often confounds reality and fiction, while typically engaging the subjects of his works in the creative process. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with fortune tellers, border guards, professional magicians and children all of whom have appeared in his work. Jankowski has shown extensively and has had recent solo exhibitions at: Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart (2009); Galerie Martin Klosterfelde, Berlin (2008); Maccarone, New York (2007); and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2007). Jankowski has also participated in group exhibitions at: ICA, Philadelphia (2008); Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy (2008); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2008); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2008), and the List Center for the Arts, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2007), the 2002 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the 48th Venice Biennial, among others. He has had a solo exhibition at de Appel in 2001.

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