New York

Still from the video Manus Spleen 4, 2002.

Still from the video Manus Spleen 4, 2002.

New York

Rosemarie Trockel

Dia Center for the Arts
542 West 22nd Street
October 16, 2002–June 15, 2003

Curated by Lynne Cooke

Rosemarie Trockel emerged in the ’80s as a sculptor, making sardonically elegant and enigmatically feminist objects like a triple-handled janitor’s push broom and a knit “painting” incorporating the Kantian cogito in spidery script. Recently, however, she has concentrated on video—no less elegantly sardonic and enigmatic, but now with a goofy insouciance thrown into the mix. For Trockel’s first major American museum show since 1991, curator Lynne Cooke puts together a suite of new video projections unified by a structure of cantilevered aluminum walls and ambient light, all investigating the artist’s ongoing interest in confinement, comfort, habitat, and habit.