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Artist Talk: Christian Jankowski 6:30 pm, February 19, 2002



German artist Christian Jankowski creates parallel realities out of conversation, improvisation, and shared experiences, frequently transforming himself and playing with the elusive potential of the future. For his first solo exhibition in New York, Jankowski presented three works at SI in the winter of 2001: My Life as a Dove, 1996; Singing Customs Officers, 1999; and The Matrix Effect, 2000. On February 19, Jankowski will return to SI to discuss his work, including his works included in his SI exhibit, and his upcoming inclusion in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.

"Christian Jankowski ( &) is a sweetheart. Like Rirkrit Tirawanija and Gillian Wearing, he takes the relatively cold matter of Conceptual Art and melds it into something warm but not gooey funny but not satirical. He doesn't so much critique society as mingle with it and occasionally tactfully collaborate with it. ( &) Its three video works include one of the season's hits."
- Roberta Smith, The New York Times, January, 2002