Jankowski's project employs a boat dealer to sell a full-size motor yacht from a conventional gallery stand
In conjunction with a luxury yacht company, Jankowski's project employs a boat dealer to sell a full-size motor yacht from a conventional gallery stand. This luxury product is available to buy in two versions, and for two prices: as a boat, and as a Christian Jankowski artwork. The potential client will be able to enter the salon to see the interior, and hear descriptions of the yacht/artwork.
Working in film, video, performance and installation, Jankowski’s work is collaborative in process, constructing situations that require the subjects to be complicit in his works. Whether wittingly or unwittingly, these participants, their responses and actions are often the crux of the work.
Christian Jankowski (b. 1968) is a German artist based in Berlin. Recent solo shows and projects include: ‘The Perfect Gallery’, Pump House Gallery, London (2010); ‘Strip The Auctioneer’, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; ‘Jeck We Can’, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (both 2010); ‘Now For Something Completely Different’, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna; ‘Above All I’m an Art Lover’, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (both 2009); and ‘Dienstbesprechung’, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2008).