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Jakob Kolding

Overgaden.

For his first solo museum exhibition in Denmark, Jakob Kolding introduced new elements to his oeuvre. Alongside delicate drawings, posters, and collages, he added large lambda prints of digital collages and fragile, site-specific sculptures that employ strategies of mixing and sampling similar to those of his graphic work. Placed on chipboard podiums and made of paper and little wooden sticks, the sculptures have a constructivist look but do not claim to be complete, thereby thwarting the constructivist impulse to create ideal or fundamental frameworks for social processes. Accordingly, the show’s installation encouraged various ways of seeing: A table presented books, CD covers, and publications on art, architecture, and social studies featuring Kolding’s projects, and posters were stacked on the floor for visitors to take. The show conveyed a sense of Kolding’s work having leapt from

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