Rosemarie Trockel, ‘Wearing Propaganda, 1996/2012’, 2012, Studio Voltaire

Work donated to Studio Voltaire.

Special thanks to the artist and Sprueth Magers, Berlin/London

About Rosemarie Trockel

German Conceptual artist Rosemarie Trockel explores feminist and cultural themes using a wide array of mediums, from drawings on paper to elaborate, mechanized installations. Reflecting her view of the art world as male-dominated, Trockel’s works can be self-consciously ironic, exemplified by her series of machine-made balaklavas featuring symbols and logos such as the cross and the Playboy bunny (Balaklava, 1986). These combine a number of conflicting ideas: the historically feminine craft of knitting set against the threatening imagery of the balaklava, capitalist mass-production juxtaposed with political violence.

German, b. 1952, Schwerte, Germany, based in Cologne, Germany

Solo Shows

2015
114 45 Stockholm,

Group Shows

2016
Brussels, Belgium,
Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool
2016
Exhibition hall Arsenals, 
Riga, Latvia,
German Art Since The Late 1960s
2016
Latvian National Museum of Art, 
Riga, Latvia,
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren
2012
Le Consortium, 
Dijon, France,
The World as Will and Wallpaper
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