"Ingolf Kaiser deserves a breakthrough"
"I will think of Anselm Kiefer. He has never received a major exhibition in Sweden. He is too black, too grand, for material and ideological intrusive. And far too German. He has a spiritual cousin in Sweden who never got a breakthrough in the country he lived in, then escape with the mother and sisters of Greifswald in 1945. Then Ingolf Kaiser nine years. His father had been killed as a German soldier. The genomskjutna the helmet is preserved."
"What nioåringen saw during the journey to the west along the German Baltic sea coast plays with his massive sculptures, which were added decades later. Spårljusen of the sea in the large reliefs with white and black spacers. A nerstörtad church bell may stem from st. mary's Church in Lübeck."
"the expulsions of millions of germans at the end of the war, there has been talk quietly about. They have been overshadowed by other atrocities. In recent times, attention has reached them, for example in the novels of the ageing of the Günter Grass. Of Ingolf Kaiser widen the perspective beyond the German. His art is not in the first hand personal testimonies, but the characters for all the world's suffering."
"Now is some of his work out at the Uppsala art museum. The strongest is the trailer for the fugitives, a rough träskrinda as well had never come out of the blob in the ”real world”. It is heartbreakingly tragic at the same time that it testifies of the artist's love for and skill in dealing with bare wood. Here you can see the connection with Anselm Kiefer: the almost numbing the materiality in itself can carry up to an existential dimension."
"How steady and without draught this cart is, how captured its movement than appears in the hall of the Uppsala castle, so roll it on our forever muddy roads. With great certainty the future will be populated by many more refugees than today."
"a Few numbers from the suite's Persona is also available in the exhibition. They consist mostly of rags, hanging and as well as out - and oppose the characters of the people. They are poverty and utsatthetens items. Clothes that scream in perfect silence."
"When Ingolf Kaiser was in his prime, was the installation of the sculptures is a slow and meditative part of the works. This time, his daughters have been responsible for the construction. Is there anyone who can master such as korsnedtagningen in the future? The sculptures must have a home. They are too big for the market, how voracious it is. They are too fragile for the public space."
"Ingolf Kaiser's work speaks seriously about how it is to be human in the great folkvandringarnas era. "
"We will need them as the called party also in the future."