The Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza in Venice hosts residencies for young German art historians and artists. In the summer of 1998, the 200-year-old finish on the walls in the main salon was taken down for restoration. Jankowski asked the young scholars to spray-paint the theses of their respective research projects – translated into Italian – onto the bare walls, which were later covered with a new finish. But what will happen if, in 200 years, the walls need to be restored again? What will the future make of the young scholars’ theories after so much time has passed?
Site-specific installation, graffiti, unique