The Barbara Lee Family Foundation supported the production of catalogues accompanying two unique exhibits at the New Museum. “Klara Liden: Bodies of Society” exhibit was featured in spring 2012. Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos, encompassed the entire Museum building from October 2012-January 2013.
“In her practice, Klara Lidén regularly mines the anxieties of urban space to create ingenious and psychologically charged installations. She scavenges the streets of cities around the world for discarded materials, which she uses to build sculptural hideaways, scaled to her own body, in unexpected places. Following in the tradition of urban alchemists like Gordon Matta-Clark, LidTn uses her body as a tool and a weapon to radically alter the space of the museum and expose it to the material and political realities of the world outside. Lidén consistently engages with the folds and fabrics of cities she passes through, adapting public space to her own needs in the creation of surprisingly intimate, domesticated environments. From May 6, 2012 until July 1, 2012, the New Museum presents the first large-scale, American museum exhibition of the artist, featuring a selection of works in the Museum’s second floor gallery.”
“Co-curated by Rosemarie Trockel and Lynne Cooke for the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos—encompassing all three main gallery floors of the New Museum building on the Bowery—will present a world shaped by Trockel’s ideas, interests, and affinities. Instead of a traditional retrospective, this exhibition takes the form of an artistic self-portrait in which Trockel’s work shares space with objects that have influenced her thinking and her practice. Spanning different eras and cultures, “A Cosmos” brings together objects from disparate fields to compose a cartography of Trockel’s influences.”
Rosemarie Trockel, Botanical Slide Show, 2011–2012.
Slide projection. Courtesy Sprüth Magers, Berlin/London.
© Rosemarie Trockel / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2011