Marcel Odenbach

Oct 9, 2021 — Jan 9, 2022

  • Marcel Odenbach, Ach, wie gut, daß niemand weiß, 1997/1999, 4-Kanal-VideoiInstallation, Farbe, SW, Ton, je 08‘11‘‘ (Still) © VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2021
  • Marcel Odenbach, Tupac, 2015, Collage, Fotokopien, Bleistift, Tinte auf Papier, 250 x 150 cm, Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, NYC
  • Marcel Odenbach, Selbstporträt, 2017, Collage, Fotokopien, Bleistift, Tinte auf Papier, 151 x 260 cm, Privatsammlung CH
  • Marcel Odenbach, Tropenkoller (detail), 2017, © Marcel Odenbach, Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln

The artist Marcel Odenbach (b. 1953), who lives in Cologne, Berlin, and periodically in Ghana, has been working with video since 1976. His filmic collages, installations, and performances have contributed to video art becoming a key medium of international contemporary art. Odenbach’s artistic approach is based on a strong awareness of the historical, social, and transcultural issues of the time.

The survey exhibition at K21 places his filmic work in the context of works on paper based on the principle of collage and montage. Odenbach’s images and videos, virtuously assembled from a wide variety of facets, present a variety of constellations and challenge the flexibility of ways of thinking and seeing.

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