This online exhibition pulls together a selection of works resulting from four different projects by the artist that tackle the transitory nature of humans, their active and passive roles to create images and the everyday rituals, activities and profession that shape their perspectives.
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods
A washing machine is installed in the gallery, available for visitors to use for the duration of the exhibition. In the centre of the space, next to the washing machine, a sculpture of the artist serves as a drying rack. With arms lifted, fingers spread and a leg raised, the sculpture offers ample possibilities for wet garments to be draped, giving the audience the opportunity to contribute to the work. Visitors are welcome to rest while their laundry dries, and reflect on their interpretation of the work.
Jankowski was approached by the Soho House – a member’s club and hotel with venues around the world– to produce a new work for their new headquarters in London, which should be related to the Soho House Berlin, the city where the artist works and lives. The invitation came by email and included a set of conditions, such as: the size of the work, the possible techniques as well as the artist fee offer. Inspired by this, Jankowski decided to make a self-portrait presenting the burdens and benefits of an artist who reaches out for global membership. The photograph depicts the artist waving for a taxi surrounded by 15 of his old pieces of luggage in front of the hotel. The white, hand-written tags on each of the suitcases make excerpts from the initial email invitation sent by the Soho House visible. The diverse designs of the worn out and well-travelled suitcases become the holders of imagination for “very high end”, “wall based”, “amazing art for the offices” etc. While the globe spins, the overloaded artist may wait a long time for a taxi to stop.
Visitors is an ongoing series of neon scultures initiated in 2010 in Galleria Astuni (Bologna) as a part of the Who Is Your Audience exhibiton, curated by Lorenzo Bruni.
Jankowski takes written remarks and drawings found in the guestbooks of various art institutions as the basis for neon sculptures. Each consists of one figurative doodle accompanied by a qualitative judgment regarding the unnamed exhibition. Suddenly, comments that visitors made about an exhibition become the subject of an exhibition themselves. In addition, the handwriting and the quality of the sketches vary from one to the next. The title 'Visitors' refers to the exhibition visitors, but also to the creatures they left behind.
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