The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, October 24, 2016

Exhibition by Christian Jankowski at Friedrich Petzel Gallery
Christian Jankowski, Strip the Auctioneer, 2009. Installation: 10 Photographs each framed : 20 1/4 x 24 inches - 41 x 50.8 cm /auctioneer's sock / wood pedestal: 36 x 22 x 16 inches / Plexiglas cover: 6 x 22 x 16 / 25 minutes HD video projection, Edition1/5.
NEW YORK, NY.- Friedrich Petzel Gallery presents Strip the Auctioneer, the first solo exhibition at the gallery of Berlin based Christian Jankowski.

The art of the auction is center to Jankowski's installation Strip the Auctioneer. The gallery space, set in auction-house colors, contains sculpture, photographs and a video connected to a live auction that was orchestrated by Jankowski in May of 2009. The action takes place at Christie's auction house in Amsterdam and incorporates the auctioneer, Amo Verkade. Verkade bids his garment piece by piece down to his hammer. He strips himself of his suit, baring and transforming those parcels of clothing into objects of desire.

Jankowski’s auction-house burlesque seduces the public at first sight with sharp humor while at the same time questions the relationship between the economic and the symbolic value of art. It emphasizes the ambiguity of where exactly meaning and value resides. The distinction between fiction and reality highlights the inherent theatrical mechanics of the sales process, creating a live interaction of the auction and its players.

Strip the Auctioneer was part of Take the Money and Run, a project that combined an exhibition at de Appel arts centre with an auction at Christie's Amsterdam (May 2009).

Jankowski lives and works in Berlin and New York and holds a professorship in Stuttgart. His videos, films, and installations have been exhibited internationally such as Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden (2009) Kunstraum Innsbruck (2009), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2008), Miami Art Museum (2007), MIT List Visual Art Center (2005), Museum fr Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2003), the 48th Venice Biennale, as well as the 2002 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2010 he will be part of the upcoming Taipei Biennial and Sidney Biennial.

A catalogue published by Walter Koenig will accompany the exhibition. This exhibition will be on view from March 4 through March 27, 2010 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 4th from 6-8 pm. Friedrich Petzel Gallery is located at 535 West 22nd Street New York, NY, 10011.

Today's News

March 7, 2010

Edward Steichen Fashion Photo Exhibit Opens at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale

Turkish Chamber Given New Exhibition Space at Dresden Royal Palace

Ai Weiwei to Undertake Next Commission in The Unilever Series

Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society

Sophie Calle Announced as The 2010 Hasselblad Award Winner

Gary Snyder/Project Space Opens First Exhibition of the Work of John Griefen

Karl E. Willers, Ph.D. Appointed Director of Nassau County Museum of Art

American Naive Paintings on View at Taubman Museum of Art

Meadows Museum Presents "Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment"

Johanna Unzueta Presented Named Recipient of PULSE Prize New York 2010

Portraits and Still Lifes by Vera Mercer at Kommunale Galerie in Berlin

Dolby Chadwick Gallery Opens Kirsten Stolle's "Anatomy of a Future Forest"

Exhibition by Christian Jankowski at Friedrich Petzel Gallery

Evidence of Mormon Participation in Mexican War Found

Kemper Museum Acquires Two Magnolia Laurie Paintings from Causey Contemporary

March UBS 12 x 12 at Chicago's MCA Presents White/Light

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Presents a New Body of Work by Emile Clark, Its First Artist-in-Residence

News from the Near Future by Fiona Tan at Museum Kunst der Westkuste

The Weird and Wonderful Sydney Town Hall Collection Geso on Public Display

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New light shines on Sandro Botticelli masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery

2.- Cincinnati Art Museum's Van Gogh exhibition brings guests Into the Undergrowth

3.- Degas retrospective debuts in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4.- Special exhibition features large-scale photography by Richard Mosse & Edward Burtynsky

5.- Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door

6.- An unprecedented, international-loan exhibition of works by Claude Monet is at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall

7.- Exhibition at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek explores Rousseau's landscapes

8.- Yoko Ono unveils her first permanent US art installation

9.- ArtReview's annual Power 100 names Hans Ulrich Obrist as the artworld's most powerful figure

10.- British artist David Hockney makes a splash at Frankfurt fair with 2,000-euro book

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful