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Gritli Faulhaber on Schizogenesis: The Art of Rosemarie Trockel
18 September, 2022
There are many things I love about the book Schizogenesis : The Art of Rosemarie Trockel by Katherine Guinness. Katherine Guinness is an Australian art historian currently working at the University of Visual Arts at Colorado. First of all, it’s the first real theory book about Rosemarie Trockel, a German conceptual artist, which is pretty well known. And what I loved about the book is that it really tries to formulate a space of the post-feminine asexual that Trockel is claiming in her work. So she never really parked herself within a clear political site or corner or discourse, which I always really loved. And she’s reading it through, for example, a French philosopher, and gay philosopher, and tries to mock the universal asexual within the work of Rosemarie Trockel. And the main thesis of the book is, from my understanding that Trockel, through her continuous three-imagining of identity and the representation of the body, tries to open up a space of the feminine that is about to happen and in constant change, which I found really beautiful and always was really inspired by him. So I had a lot of fun reading this book for, I don’t know, I think a week at the Frauen Badi or in Oberer Letten in Zürich, and I can just recommend it.. to read it.