We are always special when we start: the lyrical text “First” works with descriptions and critical considerations of the current western world and consciously combines them with quotes from the classic lyrical canon and old myths from a time in which the world was still in order. Archaic images and an abundance of Quotes from fairy tale and legendary literature. The image of the beginning reverses as an important structural element and combines the different texts into a large, whole fabric.
Nikolaus Jantsch’s first exhibition was Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis 2005 – Ausstellung der nominierten Werke at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK) in Vienna in 2005, and the most recent exhibition was Punto Y Raya 2016 at ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe in 2016. Nikolaus Jantsch is mostly exhibited in Austria, but also had exhibitions in Germany. Jantsch has two solo shows and 4 group shows over the last 11 years (for more information, see biography). The most important show was Nikolaus Jantsch – Die unbekannte Insel at Künstlerhaus Wien in Vienna in 2010. Other important shows were at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK) in Vienna and galerie ma villach in Villach. Nikolaus Jantsch has been exhibited with Max Hattler and Sami van Ingen.
Nikolaus Jantsch is ranked among the Top 1,000,000 globally. Jantsch’s best rank was in 2011, with the most dramatic change in 2021. For a complete illustration of the artist’s career since 2005, please see the career chart on the trends page.