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Video installation casting to find the best Jesus

For the past thousand years artists have created remarkable images of Jesus Christ.

Now one of the most important international multimedia artists has added his contribution to the iconography.

German Christian Jankowski has made a hour-long video installation with the format of a reality show.

In the art piece, called Casting Jesus, 13 actors audition for the role of Christ. And the panel of three judges are senior members of the Vatican.

Jankowski spoke to the BBC about his exhibition at London's Lisson Gallery.

  • 08 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe