Ulrike Rosenbach
Art is a criminal Action, 1972/96

  • b-w photograph, Diasec
  • 171 x 150,5 cm
  • Acquired in 2005
  • Photography

How can men’s aggressive supremacy be tackled by women? 29-year-old Ulrike Rosenbach tried to answer this in 1972 in a way that was as obvious as it was effective: by slipping into the role of famous men herself, picking up the weapon in her own hand and aiming at the public. The title Art is a criminal action radicalizes the theme yet again: the attack on the territory of male art production and definition cannot be carried out with female humility, but must take on the ‘criminal’ energies of male dominance forms for a short time, and change roles. Rosenbach’s early photomontage is based on a photograph of Andy Warhol’s famous 1963 silkscreen painting ‘Double Elvis’. Rosenbach imitates (with Warhol’s express permission) the Warhol ›Elvis’s‹ clothes and pose, and mounts herself – at the time a completely unknown young artist – at the side of the celebrated rock star. The aspect of the spirited attack on and demonstrative dismantling of traditional images and role clichés also continued to play a central part in her whole œuvre.

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