Jirí Kolár, Jirí Kovanda, Dominik Lang, Katja Strunz, Sofie Thorsen, Jenni Tischer

In their current exhibition Gallery Krobath shows approaches towards the technique of collage by six of their artists.
By fragmentising and integrating of found bits and pieces the collage generally allows more open and playful modes of operation.

There are for once Sofie Thorsen´s very reduced, very
architectural pieces dealing with Japanese kimonos and their folding techniques. They – almost like an installation – find their continuation into the gallery space by paper mounted on two of the gallery´s poles. Jirí Kovanda, for instance, shows a more eclectic solution. In one of his series he uses old Mumok flyers to create something of its own: a kind of appropriation takes place.
Dominik Lang focusses on the collage´s dialogic function. He deals with sketches and works left by his father, the sculptor Jirí Lang, who died when Dominik was still a teenager. In the gallery he shows some of his father´s drawings which he complemented, contrasted and partly covered with pieces of cloth. Jirí Kolár´s work, in turn, centres on the play with interferences and mirrorings.

As we can see, the collage offers a wide range of differentiation – something the exhibition at  Krobath demonstrates in clear and mature positions.

Julia Maurer


Galerie Krobath
Eschenbachgasse 9
1010 Wien


Header: Sofie Thorsen
1,3,6: Ausstellungsansichten
2: Sofie Thorsen, Whose Sleeves?“, 2016, Collage/ Pigment und Inkjetprint auf Papier, 24 x 32cm
4: Dominik Lang
5: Jirí Kolár, links: ohne Titel (landscape with a rainbow), 1980/1990, Tempera auf einer Reproduktion, schwarzer Karton, 32 x 40cm; rechts: Pocta Sabine B. (Hommage à Sabine B.), 1980/1990, Siamiaca, Karton, 30 x 40cm