Court (2004)

rennie collection is pleased to announce the donation of Brian Jungen’s Court (2004) to the National Gallery of Canada.

Acquired by the rennie collection in February 2004, Court is an important work that deals with the themes of cultural identity and social injustice that are central to both the rennie collection and Jungen’s oeuvre.

Brian Jungen was born and raised in Fort Nelson, B.C., and moved to Vancouver to pursue his post-secondary education at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He has exhibited work in over fifty institutions, including the Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal, New York’s PS1, and the Tate Modern, London. He is best known for his manipulation of readymades into commodity-based sculptures, such as his Prototype for New Understanding series of Haida-inspired masks made from Air Jordan sneakers.

More information from our official press release here.