Heavy-weight History combines sports, art, and history in an original way. Polish weightlifters accepted a challenge against History, and managed to lift chosen Warsaw monuments above the ground for a moment.
The aim of Jankowski’s project is to create a situation in which current art, today’s art, will initiate a dialogue with the not-so-ancient history, commemorated with monuments, in search of a contemporary perspective for it. In the site-specific project, the artist undertakes the issue of the functioning of the public space, indicatively, symbolic places marked by the monuments and sculptures rested on them—most often referring to history, commemorating important events and outstanding figures.
Jankowski often collaborates on projects with those whom are outside of the art system (e.g. children, magicians, psychotherapists, fortune-tellers, politicians, casting agencies, and professionals from different fields), exploring the boundaries and relations between fiction and reality, art and commercial products, art and its recipients, and finally, art and popular culture.