Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos by Lynne Cooke, Dore Ashton, Suzanne Hudson and Anne M. Wagner
4to. pp. 217, . profusely illustrated. bibliography. boards. New York: The Monacelli Press, .
Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
ISBN-10: 1580933467 / ISBN-13: 9781580933469
The German artist Rosemarie Trockel has gained international renown for a multifaceted practice encompassing painting, sculpture, video, and drawing. Issues including a concern with natural history, the creative expression of diverse species, and the representation and role of women in contemporary culture fuel her work. A Cosmosa world shaped by Trockel’s ideas and affinitiesis presented in this volume, companion to a major exhibition, which places her in the company of others whom she regards as kindred spirits. Juxtaposing her work with objects that range across eras and cultures, borrowed from the fields of art history, botany, craft, and outsider art, this exceptional ensemble illuminates Trockel's highly influential practice of the past thirty years.