Rosemarie Trockel

Nov 15, 2012

New York City

While German artist, Rosemarie Trockel, celebrated her 60th birthday earlier this week, the New Museum currently shows Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos – an exhibition that presents an imaginary universe in which Trockel’s own artwork from the past thirty years is juxtaposed with objects and artifacts from different eras and cultures that map many of her artistic interests.

Although remarkably inventive and prolific, Trockel has deflected any identifiable stylistic signature: films and videos, knit paintings, projects for children, ceramics, drawings, and collages, plus a panoply of sculptures in a range of materials, are among the myriad forms that comprise her practice. Nonetheless, certain constants underpin this diverse activity: contending notions of feminism, purported antagonisms between the amateur and professional creator, the celebrity and the unknown maker, and between the fine, as opposed to the applied, arts and crafts. More broadly, Trockel probes interrelations between humans and animals, and our impact, as a species, on the natural world.

New Museum

October 24th, 2012 – January 20th, 2013
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002