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Sculpture by artist Brian Jungen made of Nike sneakers

Brian Jungen, Warrior 1, 2017. Nike Air Jordans, leather, 99.06 x 81.28 x 73.66 cm. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York. © Brian Jungen. Photo by Jason Wyche.


Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre

June 20 – August 25, 2019

Member's Preview: June 18 & 19

Public Opening: June 19, 6 pm

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This exhibition invites a new way of looking at Brian Jungen’s internationally acclaimed art practice, including the first-ever presentation of the artist’s archive that offers the viewer insight into his unique method of art production. A selection of Jungen’s striking sculptures made of repurposed objects and materials will be exhibited alongside an epic new moving image work. An artist of mixed European and Indigenous heritage, Jungen explores a long history of cultural inequality, a concern for the environment and a profound commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and making.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario


Brian Jungen, Prototype for New Understanding #5

Brian Jungen, Prototype for New Understanding #5, 1999. Nike Air Jordans, human hair, 55.8 x 68.6 x 12.7 cm. Private Collection. © Brian Jungen. Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery.

Brian Jungen, Prototype #5
Brian Jungen, three works left to right, 1980, 1970, 1960

Brian Jungen, left to right, 1980, 1970, 1960 (2007). Polyester, metal, painted wood on paper sonotube, 396 x 122 x 91 cm each. Courtesy of the artist. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchased with the assistance of The David Yuile and Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, 2007; Promised Gift of Rosamond Ivey; Gift of Michael and Sonja Koerner, 2018, Toronto. © Brian Jungen. Photo: Sean Weaver/Art Gallery of Ontario.

Brian Jungen, 1980, 1970, 1960
brain jungen warrior 2

Brian Jungen, Warrior 2, 2017. Nike Air Jordans, hide glue, deerskin, 86 x 72 x 61 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Collection of Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau. © Brian Jungen. Photo: SITE Photography

Brian Jungen, Warrior 2

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