Who will be in in '99?, Rosemarie Trockel
Rosemarie Trockel
Who will be in in '99?
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Rosemarie Trockel

Who will be in in '99?, 1988


Dimensions
210.5 x 161.6 cm
Physical Description
Wool
Inventory Number
DB042
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The materiality of the knitted work 'Who will be in in '99?' points to a domestic sphere with female connotations. It can be read as a feminist comment on the male dominance of art history. The format and the precise stitching suggest it was produced industrial with a computer-controlled knitting machine. Here, Rosemarie Trockel takes up a praxis that is independent of the artisanal involvement of the artist. The reproducibility of her pictures contrasts with the concept of knitting as a craft. The title refers to the lists of artist rankings which emerged during the 1980s. While these asked who would be the art star of the future, the cruciform shape quotes Kasimir Malevich's Suprematist paintings, with it, a central work of Modernism. The execution of the appropriated painting in wool destroys its essential characteristics and the self-referentiality of modern painting. Trockel's work creates a tension-filled network of handicraft and machine, art history and pop culture, past and future.

Video

  • Gastkommentar: Geschlechter Verhältnisse in der Moderne mit Historikerin Ute Frevert
    Was sieht eine Historikerin und Bildungsforscherin in den Werken der Städel Sammlung? In diesem Gastkommentar eröffnet Ute Frevert (Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für für Bildungsforschung) ihre individuelle Sichtweise auf die Kunstwerke im Städel Museum. Sie schaut sich Monets "Mittagessen" an und nimmt die gezeigte Familienidylle in Bezug auf die Geschlechterverhältnisse genau in Betracht. Am Beispiel von Rosemarie Trockels "Who will be in in '99" blickt sie auf das Material aus dem das Werk gemacht ist und untersucht die Konnotationen von Handarbeit.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Who will be in in '99? (Original Title)
Artist
Edition
1/3
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Wool
Material

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Sammlung Deutsche Bank im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 11D123 specific forms of the cross
  • 49D342(SQUARE) regular quadrilateral: square
  • 49L1 letters, alphabet, script
  • 22C4(BEIGE) colours, pigments, and paints (BEIGE)
  • 22C4(BLACK) colours, pigments, and paints: black
Secondary

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Last update

24.11.2020