Brigette Ulmer

  • Rosemarie Trockel, Night Origami, 2008, mixed media, 27 x 23 x 2".

    Rosemarie Trockel

    In the early 1980s, Rosemarie Trockel began making textile “paintings.” Designed by the artist but mechanically fabricated, these knitted-wool canvases feature Playboy bunnies and hammer-and- sickle emblems, undermining clichés of handicrafts as intrinsically feminine and the art object as one-of-a-kind.

    In the early 1980s, Rosemarie Trockel began making textile “paintings.” Designed by the artist but mechanically fabricated, these knitted-wool canvases feature Playboy bunnies and hammer-and-sickle emblems, undermining clichés of handicrafts as intrinsically feminine and the art object as one-of-a-kind. Such imbuing apparently rational processes with irony remains the basis of Trockel’s complex work. Here artist and curator collaborate on the presentation of some seventy paintings, objects, sculptures, and installations from the 1980s and ’90s to stand in dialogue with new