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Trockel’s Cosmos: Lynne Cooke and Suzanne Hudson in Conversation

Cover Image:

Rosemarie Trockel, Park Avenue, 2006/2011. Slide projection. Courtesy Sprueth Magers, Berlin/London, and Gladstone Gallery, New York/Brussels. Private collection. © Rosemarie Trockel / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2011


“Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos” stages a dialogue between an artist and her muses. This conversation between exhibition curator Lynne Cooke and art historian Suzanne Hudson takes the exhibition’s format as a model to explore Trockel’s multifaceted oeuvre and expand on its dynamic intersections with artworks from other times and places.

Lynne Cooke is Andrew Mellon Professor, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Until 2012, she was Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. From 1991 through 2008 she was Curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York, where she curated “Rosemarie Trockel: Spleen” (2002). Among her numerous publications are recent essays on the works of Francis Alÿs, Zoe Leonard, Agnes Martin, Blinky Palermo, and Dorit Margreiter.

Suzanne Hudson is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Southern California. Her writing has appeared in Parkett, Flash Art, Art Journal, and October, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum. She is the author of Robert Ryman: Used Paint (MIT Press, 2009), and is currently at work on a manuscript on art and spirituality in 1960s America.


“Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos” has been curated by Lynne Cooke, former Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in collaboration with Rosemarie Trockel. The New Museum’s presentation has been organized in conjunction with the artist and curator by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, and Jenny Moore, Associate Curator.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 217-page catalogue, produced by Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and published by the Monacelli Press, featuring essays by Lynne Cooke, Dore Ashton, Suzanne Hudson, and Anne Wagner.

After its presentation at the New Museum, the exhibition will travel to the Serpentine Gallery, London. The exhibition was first on view at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía from May 23–September 24, 2012.

This exhibition is organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with the New Museum.

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The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the LUMA Foundation and Ellen and Michael Ringier.

Additional support is provided by Lisa A. Schiff, Åke and Caisa Skeppner, and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York.
The accompanying exhibition publication is made possible by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Special thanks to Sprüth Magers and Gladstone Gallery.

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