Jakob Kolding: The Uncertainty of the Stability
Opening: Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 7 p.m.
Exhibition runs: 24 June to 30 July 2011
Galerie Martin Janda is showing Jakob Kolding’s third solo exhibition The Uncertainty of the Stability from 24 June to 30 July 2011.
The main premise of Kolding's exhibition is doubt. His new works expand on a longstanding interest in space as understood through interrelations between physical, social, political, psychological and abstract negotiations, none of which can be seen or experienced as isolated or stabile constructs. Instead Kolding is looking for a position that is constantly put into doubt and re-imagined on a personal as well as on a social level.
In these new works the concepts of abstract and psychological spaces have moved to the foreground. This move comes out of an increased interest in an uncertain or ambiguous space as opposed to a position of clarity, permanence and stability, insisting on the value and even necessity of not being in a clearly defined position.
The works examine different notions of ambiguity and uncertainty as possible productive forces with often humorous narratives and dramas.
The show's title is taken from a short story by Julio Cortázar with the full title A Small Story Tending To Illustrate the Uncertainty of the Stability within which We Like to Believe We Exist, or Laws could Give Ground to the Exceptions, Unforeseen Disasters, or Improbabilities, and I Want to See You There.
Jakob Kolding was born in 1971 in Albertslund (DK), and lives and works in Berlin.