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Jakob Kolding, How to Build a Universe that Falls Apart Two Days Later, 2014 (detail).

Artist Talk: Jakob Kolding

December 1, 2014
5p
Kemper Art Museum

Contemporary artist Jakob Kolding will discuss his work, including How to Build a Universe that Falls Apart Two Days Later (2014) on view in the exhibition Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art.

Jakob Kolding's work revolves around the experience of life in the contemporary built environment, particularly the relationships and contradictions that emerge between how architectural spaces are planned and how they are actively used. Employing the traditional propaganda mediums of posters, collage, and montage, he appropriates and remixes images from a range of source material, including modernist art and architecture, agitprop, and the subcultural iconography of sci-fi and comic books. Kolding has exhibited widely, including recent solo exhibitions at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (2010), the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2010), and the Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2007). He studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and currently lives and works in Berlin.

 

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Jakob Kolding, How to Build a Universe that Falls Apart Two Days Later, 2014 (detail). Installation of offset printed posters, 33 1/16 x 23 3/8" each, overall dimensions variable. Courtesy of Team Gallery, New York.