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Christian Friedrich, Spectres of Want

Artist Christian Friedrich (1977, Germany) was the winner of the 2017 Cobra Kunstprijs, an award given to an artist who – in the jury's words – operates "close to the pure underground." In Spectres of Want, Friedrich exhibits a set of new works which reflect his obsession with the human body as a site for conflict and ecstasy. One of the sculptures, for instance, discusses odour, and how it can be seductive, pleasant, bearable or repulsive, depending entirely on how the smell is received. Ponder that and the rest of art pieces at the Cobra Museum Amsterdam, until 28 January.