• Rosemarie Trockel

    Michael Werner Kunsthandel | Cologne

    This exhibition of new works by Rosemarie Trockel constitutes a virtually unified scenic entity. Film, sculpture, drawing, and painting, as well as objects, are fused here into a coherent mental and visual grid. In a very broad sense, these grids address the concepts of sacrifice, femininity, and dissidence, but internally, the grids also contain smaller units of dialogue. In a gallery devoted to showing the work of painters like Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, and A. R. Penck, Trockel’s works undermine the usual program. She approaches painting from the outside; for her, the painter’s tool is

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  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Esther Schipper

    Do images register in our minds more readily than words? How do verbal and visual memories relate to each other? How can the expertise of a professional mnemonician help us to see and perceive? Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s work does not only approach such issues with respect to the viewing of art; her work directly embodies those operations. Entitled “The Mind of a Mnemonician,” this show attacked the usual modes of perception, such as the application of methods from other fields—psychoanalysis, philosophy, and sociology. The exhibition is a memory of memory experiments undertaken in the 1920s

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