Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos / New Museum, New York

The exhibition Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos at the New Museum in New York presents the extensive and varied work of the German artist Rosemarie Trockel. German artist Rosemarie Trockel is known for works that address issues of sexuality, feminism, and the hierarchy of systems. Rosemarie Trockel. A Cosmos encompasses all three main gallery floors of the New Museum. The retrospective presents drawings, collages, installations, videos, furniture, insallations, clothing, and Rosemarie Trockel’s famous “knit paintings”. For this retrospective, Rosemarie Trockel places her work in the company of others whom she regards as kindred spirits. For example, Trockel’s ceramics from the past several years are displayed along with Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka’s glass models of sea creatures created in the nineteenth century.

Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos / Retrospective at New Museum, New York. Opening reception, October 23, 2012. Video: Shimon Azulay.

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Rosemarie Trockel was born in 1952 in Schwerte, Germany. She studied at the Kölner Werkschulen in Cologne, Germany. Since 1998, Rosemarie Trockel has been a professor at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She lives and works in Cologne. The artist has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at venues including: the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland.

Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos has been curated by Lynne Cooke, former Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofí­a, in collaboration with Rosemarie Trockel. The New Museum’s presentation has been organized in conjunction with the artist and curator by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, and Jenny Moore, Associate Curator. The exhibition was first on view at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofí­a from May 23-September 24, 2012. After its presentation at the New Museum, the exhibition will travel to the Serpentine Gallery, London.

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