© Rosemarie Trockel/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, photo: Wilfried Petzi
Sammlung Goetz

Rosemarie Trockel

„Art, fine art, is just as much a question of aesthetics as it is a question of freedom. Rosemarie Trockel's work is above all an intensive plea for this freedom.“ (Ingvild Goetz)

Rosemarie Trockel became known for her pictures of stove burners and her knitted images. Her choice of materials is a conscious nod to the traditional female role in the home environment. Trockel does not knit her images herself, but has them knitted by a knitting computer based on her designs. She often weaves in political symbols, brand-name articles and trademarks. This procedure raises questions about the socio-political position of art and the role of the artist.

Rosemarie Trockel's extensive and many-sided oeuvre, which includes objects, images, installations and videos as well as many drawings, is one of Sammlung Goetz's main focuses. This solo exhibition will present over 80 works created over the past 25 years. The presentation and selection of the works are developed in close cooperation with the artist.

Her most recent work, which was just completed for this exhibition, is the video film Manus Spleen IV (2002). It is part of a cycle of short video projections about a young woman named Manu. In Manus Spleen IV, she takes on the role of Mutter Courage. A double of Brigitte Bardot makes an appearance as a supporting actress. In various works, Trockel has subjected actresses and fashion icons of the 1960s to closer examination. From this work complex, Sammlung Goetz shows a display cabinet work Ohne Titel (1993), the video Fan 1-6 (2000) and a series of drawings.

Rosemarie Trockel

136 pages, 136 ill., hardcover
German/English
2002, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-0-8
€ 20,00

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled", 1992

An exhibition project by the Sammlung Goetz in public space

The black-and-white photograph "Untitled" (1992) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, in which a figure’s ghostly shadow is captured on a billowing curtain, is part of the artist’s billboard series. The concept behind the work is that the owner produces the image as a public poster. Regardless of how often it is printed, it is always unique. In the context of Munich’s Various Others project, the Sammlung Goetz is presenting "Untitled" (1992) on five billboards in around the city and in front of its own exhibition building in Munich.

 

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Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

Cyrill Lachauer (*1979 in Rosenheim, lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles) develops his extensive projects on long journeys, and delves deeply into the local cultures of the places he visits. For the exhibition by the Sammlung Goetz in the former air-raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, Lachauer has created a new multi-part installation, which includes films, videos, photographs and texts.

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