Rose Garrard: Redressing the Balance

Year: 1987 Type: Print publication Languages: German Format: 21 x 24 cm, softcover, open glue binding Scope: 32 p., numerous images, color and b/w ISBN: none

Rose Garrard: Redressing the Balance

In the winter of 1987, RealismusStudio hosted Rose Garrard, an artist who was well-known in Britain but unknown in Germany at the time, at the nGbK space on Tempelhofer Ufer. The working group’s attention was drawn to Garrard by her artistic idiom, her symbolism, her approach. In her “pictorial spaces,” she links painting, sculpture, and film with a focus on women largely ignored by art history. In Casting Room Two: The Bride Stripped Bare, women artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Carolee Schneemann, Dora Carrington, and Judy Chicago are quoted, translated into German for the catalogue: “I cannot be so many things. I cannot be something for everyone… Woman, beautiful, artist, wife, housekeeper, cook, sales lady, all these things. I cannot even be myself or know who I am.” (Eva Hesse) With many illustrations in color and black-and-white, texts by Beatrice Stammer and Barbara Beck, Susan Griffin, and Marina Warner, as well as excerpts from the artist’s notebooks. 

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Realismusstudio: Beatrice Stammer, Frank Wagner

With contributions by: Barbara Beck, Rose Garrard, Susan Griffin, Beatrice Stammer, Marina Warner