Made in Western Germany White (2), 1990
Wool carpets, handwoven
31,5 x 219 cm
Signed and numbered certificate
Edition of 15
Published by Equator Productions
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 the weavings fluctuate between a piece of art and a daily commodity.