“The Hunt” by Christian Jankowski

by juan

Last week I had the chance to visit Christian Jankowski’s exhibition I was told to go with the flow, at the Kunsthalle Tübingen.

Jankowski (Göttingen, 1968) is one of the most influential action and concept artists of his generation. This large monographic show presents a survey of Jankowski’s extensive oeuvre, encompassing not only films but also photographs, sculptures and paintings.

I very much enjoyed works like Heavy Weight HistoryCasting Jesus or his early video The Hunt. 

The Hunt (1992, video VHS, 1:11) illustrates how Christian Jankowski lived for one week off goods he could hunt (and then pay) in the supermarket.