Superyacht builders CRN and Riva are collaborating with artist Christian Jankowski for ‘The Finest Art on Water’ exhibition, which will be shown as part of the ‘Rich Pickings: Displaying Wealth’ show at the Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe in Hamburg. Jankowski’s work aims to engage with the idea of sales and exchange and the value of luxury goods, hailing the yacht as “a piece of art that fully immerses the spectator”. An Aquariva Cento will be displayed as part of the installation. The exhibition runs until January 17.
The ‘Rich Pickings: Displaying Wealth’ show brings together 20 contemporary approaches from artists in a number of countries and incorporates a range of artistic methods, exploring the presentation of wealth in contemporary society. According to Jankowski: “The yacht is the perfect sculpture, a perfect self-contained vessel of information.” He says that through ‘The Finest Art on Water’, the viewer will be confronted with the idea of luxury objects; that an artwork can generate cultural capital and elevate the buyer above the level of conventional taste and material consumption.
In the summer, Jankowski collaborated with CRN and Riva for an exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, in Warsaw. “We are excited to be once again showcasing our collaboration that allows viewers to engage with our yachts in a different environment. Art and design have always played an integral role in all that CRN and Riva stand for and we are incredibly proud of ‘The Finest Art On Water’ and its ability to transcend a yacht from an object to a covetable piece of art,” says Luca Boldrini, CRN sales & marketing director.