Indepth Arts News: |
2001-02-10 until 2001-04-22
The coming Springs comprehensive, one-man exhibition, showing
at Moderna Museet highlights one of the most important and
interesting young artists; one among them who established
themselves on the international scene during the 80's.
The innovative and versatile artistry of Rosemarie Trockel (b.
1952) has never previously been shown in it’s full width in Sweden.
Partly educated at the Werkkunstschule in Cologne in the 70's,
this German artist set out, under the strong influence of Beuys and
Marcel Duchamp, to examine the land-winnings made by viewing
modern art from a female point of view. This viewpoint has proven
to be self-reflecting, but also incisive, full of humour and
versatility. The trivial meets the profound, face to face.
Rosemarie Trockel was the official representative of Germany at
the Venice Biennale in 1999. Her piece Haus für Schweine und
Menschen, which she did together with Carsten Höller at
Dokumenta X in 1997, became a topic of conversation.
Earlier this year she received the Kunstpreis München, one of the
most prestigious art awards in Germany. In connection with this, a
separate show with Rosemarie Trockel was put on in München, at
Lenbachhaus/Kunstbau under the title Kitchen. For Trockel the
kitchen is a workplace, a studio and a creative environment where
ideas are put to paper.
The core of the presentation at Moderna Museet is taken from that
in München The exhibition at Moderna Museet is a cooperative
venture together with the artist and the whole exhibition may be
viewed as an installation. The exhibition will consist of sculptures,
videos, drawings and photographs.
The exhibition catalogue is a revised and expanded version of the
catalogue produced for the Munich exhibition. The original texts
are in German and English; texts added by Moderna Museet are in
Swedish and English.
Textile, foam and polystyrene