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Rosemarie Trockel, Andreas Schulze

Monika Spruth Galerie

Rosemarie Trockel and Andreas Schulze offered two perceptual models in this exhibition. On the one hand, there was a certain continuity, even familiarity to the show: works either knitted or painted in acrylic were installed to make an interesting exhibition. On the other hand, this exhibition was markedly different: in a game with their own traditions, the artists confronted themselves and each other by way of their works.

Trockel’s eight works and Schulze’s three were shown in separate rooms. Both artists seemed to work in their individual mediums and to remain faithful in form to their previous works. But Trockel scrutinizes her own feminist idiom—still a permanent part of popular psychological interpretations—that she gives voice to in the knitted works and in the stove-burner works. Trockel seems to want to put in question the criticism that surrounds her work, to undermine easy feminist

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