Christian Jankowski

Bread & Roses @ MOMAW, Feb 18 – May 1

18 February 2016

The Bread & Roses: Artists and the Class Divide group exhibition is on a the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (MOMAW), opening February 18 and running to May 1.

Drawing on philosopher Pierre Bourdieu’s characterisation of the artist as “the dominated part of the dominant class”, the show explores the role and status of the artist within society, as one that exists between privilege and oppression: “We are interested in the process that transforms the existential and institutional figure of the artist into a medium that some use to demonstrate and modify their entanglement in the mechanisms of socio-economic divisions.”

In acknowledging “the tension that characterizes the current political and social conflicts” in Poland and by extension its art world, Bread & Roses aims to interrogate this ambivalence by placing work by Polish artists within an international context.

The exhibition features 30+ Polish and international artists including Iván Argote, Brace Brace, Jesse Darling, Debora Delmar Corp., Andrea Fraser, Christian Jankowski, Magdalena Malinowska, Metahaven, Łukasz Surowiec, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Andrew Norman Wilson and many more.

See the MOMAW website for details. **

Andrew Norman Wilson, 'Global Mosquito City Proposal' (2015). Install view. Courtesy Chewday's, London.
Andrew Norman Wilson, ‘Global Mosquito City Proposal’ (2015). Install view. Courtesy Chewday’s, London.
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I am not a Curator @ Berlinische Galerie, Oct 1

29 September 2015

Education program I am not a Curator, hosted by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), is on at Berlinische Galerie on October 1.

The panel accompanies Ich kenne kein Weekend. Archive and Collection René Block, an exhibition at Berlinische Galerie dedicated to the “manifold and interdisciplinary” work of the German gallery owner, art publisher, collector and exhibition organiser and is moderated by Berlin-based art critic Kolja Reichert.

Other participants include Director of Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne, Sabine Breitwieser, artist and curator of next year’s Manifesta in Zurich,  Christian Jankowski, curator Gabriele Knapstein and exhibition organiser Jean-Hubert Martin.

See the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein website for details.**

Joseph Beuys, René Block, Ja, jetzt brechen wir hier den Scheiß ab (1979) @ Galerie René Bock, Berlin. Photo by Christiane Hartmann.
Joseph Beuys, René Block, Ja, jetzt brechen wir hier den Scheiß ab (1979) @ Galerie René Bock, Berlin. Photo by Christiane Hartmann.

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