Brian Jungen

Canadian, b. 1970

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Brian Jungen

Canadian, b. 1970

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Best known for depicting traditional First Nation objects—like totems and masks—using ordinary objects such as golf bags and Nike Air Jordan sneakers, Brian Jungen fuses his interest in contemporary issues like consumerism with his Dane-zaa heritage. For a 2011 exhibition, Jungen continued this juxtaposition of organic and industrial, ritualistic, and fetishized, transforming mid-century chairs into traditional drums by binding them in communally stitched elk hides (as seen in his 2011 work Fore Revolver Reverse). Other works include a life-sized igloo made with trash bins, full-size whale skeletons made from white plastic furniture, and an aboriginal-style blanket stitched out of professional sports jerseys.

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Tate Modern, and 2 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Biography

Best known for depicting traditional First Nation objects—like totems and masks—using ordinary objects such as golf bags and Nike Air Jordan sneakers, Brian Jungen fuses his interest in contemporary issues like consumerism with his Dane-zaa heritage. For a 2011 exhibition, Jungen continued this juxtaposition of organic and industrial, ritualistic, and fetishized, transforming mid-century chairs into traditional drums by binding them in communally stitched elk hides (as seen in his 2011 work Fore Revolver Reverse). Other works include a life-sized igloo made with trash bins, full-size whale skeletons made from white plastic furniture, and an aboriginal-style blanket stitched out of professional sports jerseys.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 4 more