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Made in Western Germany Blue (2), 1990

These weavings by Rosemarie Trockel turn our focus on the levels of labour and production. Traditionally weaving has been understood as a female practice. Trockel reflects on this, by putting weaving on a global backdrop, using the english phrase “Made in Western Germany”. The weavings do not only connect us with her artistic work, but also with the manual labour of the tibetan weavers, who produced them. By doing so they fluctuate between a piece of art and a daily commodity.

Made in Western Germany Blue (2), 1990

Wool carpets, handwoven
32 x 218 cm
Signed and numbered certificate
Edition of 15
Published by Equator Productions

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