Christian Jendreiko & Guests

Riddle & Lust

8 March – 26 May 2019

Sound in art represents the ephemeral par excellence and poses existential questions for the museum with regard to the limitations and dissolution of its scope.
With his work Lust & Rätsel, Düsseldorf-based artist Christian Jendreiko (born 1969) explores this theme in depth. The focus here is the artwork as a generative system and the artist as its inventor, for whom the creative work lies not in shaping the form, but rather in inventing the formula. Lust & Rätsel is just such a system; a sound system, a “generative assemblage that has been growing like coral since 2003” as Jendreiko puts it.
The work is in constant progress, it is an open work, interminable.
It is made up of a constantly changing mixed media installation and three actions that progress and build on one another within it, in which Jendreiko seeks to produce a “multimedia perceptual offering” in cooperation with internationally renowned sound and performance artists; a one-day international symposium will equally be part of it as an integral creative element.

In his work, Christian Jendreiko follows an approach whereby sound in art is considered less of a standalone object and more of a medium in which humans appear along with their aesthetic actions. On the basis of this artistic position, the symposium Can You Hear Me Knocking aims to develop alternative perspectives on sound art. At the same time, it is meant to further the aspiration to make sound art tangible in its development from the very beginning, placing the focus on the growing role of the museum for its presentation and preservation.

Artist Talk with Christian Jendreiko and Isabel Hufschmidt
Fri, 8 March, 6 p.m.

Sat/Sun, 30-31 March 2019, 1.00-5.00 p.m.
Das Zeugnis (Testimony)

Sat/Sun, 4-5 May 2019, 1.00-5.00 p.m.
Das Verlangen, das Verirren, das Verschwinden (Desire, Disorientation, Disappearance)

Sat/Sun, 25-26 May 2019, 1.00-5.00 p.m.
Der schmutzige Mensch (The Dirty Human) 

Fri, 24 May 2019
Can You Hear Me Knocking?
An international symposium on sound in art

Supported by

Christian Jendreiko
Lust und Rätsel, 2018
Courtesy Christian Jendreiko