Rosemarie Trockel’s work not only treats issues that are intrinsic to art, but also weaves the threads of her own themes: in addition to criticizing the existing art system, it also deals with medially mediated realities, the search for identity, social affiliations and ethnic questions. In her work, Trockel works imaginative thought-constructs into visually convincing artistic designs. She visualises philosophical questions with humour, thus avoiding dogmatic oppositions or even polemics.
The exhibition presents the visitor with a broad range of Trockel's works: drawings, objects, screen-prints, videos and knitting pictures. They successfully combine again and again traditional and new visual media. This is especially evident in the ink, charcoal, pencil, collage and computer drawings. Drawings and sketches are not only experimental fields for reflections and concepts in Trockel's oeuvre; they also form their very own group of works. This becomes particularly clear in the current large format works, which along with videos are well represented in the exhibition.
Gudrun Inboden, art historian and curator