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Exhibition Jakob Kolding, Künstlerhaus, 2018


Yvonne Rainer’s chin is pointing towards the ground; her left arm is outstretched but the rest of her body remains loose and relaxed. She wears a slogan t-shirt that says, in all caps, “FRANKIE SAY ARM THE UNEMPLOYED”.


Nearby, Freud peers over his black rimmed glasses – only visible from the bridge of his nose up to his receding hairline. Abraham Lincoln is present too, looking quite imposing with his tall black hat. Virginia Wolfe and Jorge Luis Borges make an appearance; Carl Andre is also there but the less said about him the better.


A dancer, a doctor, a politician, two writers and an artist – all are important, even revolutionary, figures and each has been chosen to occupy a space in Jakob Kolding’s exhibition at the Salzburger Kunstverein, which I got a preview of when I joined his class on Thursday afternoon. These freestanding sculptures are made by printing photographs directly onto plywood, which is then laser-cut and kept upright with a simple weight system. You can visit them tonight at the grand opening of 20 Propositions.

  • 20 July 2018
by Chloe Stead
Chloe Stead
Chloe Stead is a writer and critic based in Berlin. Her criticism has been published by frieze, frieze d/e, Spike Art Quarterly, Sleek, Art + Australia and AnOther Magazine. Her fiction was featured most recently in Pfeil Magazine #8, published by Montez Press. She holds a BA from Goldsmiths University of London and an MA from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg.