Eröffnung: Samstag, 07. November 2015, 18:30 bis 22:00 Uhr
Dauer der Ausstellung: 12.11.–05.12.2015
Through his work with collage, posters, sculpture and installations Jakob Kolding examines complex patterns of social, physical, psychological and political positioning.
Starting from an early interest in urban planning and architecture to wider aspects of social and political space the work has developed towards more abstract and psychological themes while simultaneously moving towards an increased focus on the concrete exhibition space and the human body. Throughout his oeuvre it has been crucial for Kolding to never consider these different spheres as separate, but, on the contrary, to see space as a continuously developing process of interrelations, and not simply as a static physical form. The works thus bring together a broad variety of subjects such as literature, architecture, art, music, football, politics, movies, fables and more recently the late 19th century dioramas of amusement parks and theatre stage design, and from weaving them together new possible spaces and narratives arise.
Jakob Kolding was born in 1971 in Albertslund, Denmark. He lives and works in Berlin.
Kolding has exhibited in museums and galleries internationally : Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany; The Liverpool Biennial, UK; Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA; Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Louisiana, Humlebæk, Denmark; The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA; and The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, USA.