13 February - 7 April 2013
This exhibition is curated by Lynne Cooke and organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery.
A Cosmos reflects the artist's interest in creating a space for ideas to exist between different disciplines, past and present. Many of the objects and artworks, selected by Trockel in dialogue with curator Lynne Cooke, produce a context for the artist's work within other fields of inquiry, such as the natural sciences and natural history. Watercolours painted by the pioneering botanist Maria Sibylla Merian sit alongside intricate models of marine invertebrates crafted by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, initially used as research tools by naturalists who had no access to living specimens.Listen to an audio introduction to Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos, written by Dominic Eichler
Berlin-based writer and musician Dominic Eichler has written a free, downloadable, audio introduction for Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos. Recorded in the style of a radio play for four female voices, this audio work reflects upon the exhibition in the context of Trockel's wider oeuvre, while also discussing several of the objects and artworks in the Serpentine Gallery show. This audio introduction is designed to be enjoyed on visitors' own mobile devices whilst in the Gallery or at home.About
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