Jakob Kolding—a Danish artist with recent shows in Berlin (ACUD), Chicago (Neubauer Collegium), Los Angeles and New York (Team Gallery)—and the Centre d’édition contemporaine in Geneva present the new exhibition THE OUTSIDE OR THE INSIDE OF THE INTERNALISED EXTERNALISED.
For this show, Kolding proposes “a scenography reminiscent of 19th century dioramas or the photomontages of the Théâtre Alfred Jarry, a small theatre that will fill all [the] exhibition spaces and be visible from outside, both as an installation and a public artwork. Several scaled up or down ‘standing’ silhouettes—Virginia Woolf, Jorge Luis Borges, Yvonne Rainer, Carl Andre, Lygia Clark, Édouard Manet, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Sigmund Freud, etc.—will be grouped on this stage set, creating an interplay of juxtapositions and gaps….illustrative of Jakob Kolding’s extended vocabulary of literary, philosophical, artistic or personal references, and encouraging a sociological, cultural and aesthetic interrogation of the use of space.
“Through a proven practice of collage extended to the exhibition space, Kolding proposes dynamic confrontations drawn from a variety of sources—the paintings of Caravaggio, the architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the music of performers such as Arthur Russell and LL Cool J. These collisions—remixed in a highly-advanced montage aesthetic, and operating between a form of cultural dominance and spontaneous, humorous resistance—give his collages a fast-moving, quasi-musical and choreographic rhythm.”*
JAKOB KOLDING—THE OUTSIDE OR THE INSIDE OF THE INTERNALISED EXTERNALISED, Nuit de Bains opening preview, Thursday, May 18 at 6 pm.
Exhibition runs from May 19 through September 30.
CENTRE D’ÉDITION CONTEMPORAINE GENÈVE, Quartier des Bains, Geneva.
Jakob Kolding, Houseplants, 2017
© Jakob Kolding
Image credit: CEC Genève