Skulpturenpark Köln

KölnSkulptur 2 - 1999-2001
Participating artists
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Rosemarie Trockel
Rosemarie Trockel
Ohne Titel, 1982/90

Courtesy Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Stiftung
represented at KölnSkulptur 2 3 4
Rosemarie Trockel (b.1952 in Schwerte) has worked since the beginning of the 1980s in various artistic genres and mediums. With her pictures, drawings and small sculptures, as well as with large sculptures and objects, installations and video works, which she puts together in exhibitions to form comprehensive conceptions, she is pursuing strategies that cross the borders between mediums. The internal coherence of her complex works is determined by her continuous thematic focus on the socially and culturally determined function of symbols, emblems, codifications and specifically female perspectives. Drawing, frequently as a preliminary study for her threedimensional objects, is still today a genre in its own right within her creative work.
Der armselige Baum, 1999
Atlas-cedar, aluminum

Loan Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Stiftung
represented at KölnSkulptur 2 3
She studied painting from 1974 to 1978 with Werner Schriefers at the Werkkunst School in Cologne. Her knitted pictures and cooker-hot-plate works - highly differentiated commentaries on the supposed production of female art, which are at the same time programmatic engagements with Minimal and Pop Art - created a sensation in the 1980s, especially in the USA (1988, Museum of Modern Art, New York; 1991, Museum of Contemporary Art und Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston). In Europe her work was made known by noted exhibition venues (e.g. in 1997, documenta X, in 1999, Venice Biennale along with Carsten Höller).