Museum Folkwang
Frauenkultur - Kontaktversuch
  • Ulrike Rosenbach
  • Frauenkultur - Kontaktversuch, 1977

  • Woman's Culture – Try to Contact
  • Fotos: 60 x 45 cm
  • Acquired in 1912 with support of the Folkwang-Museumsverein
  • Inv. NM 5/2012
  • CommentaryAs of the 1970s, artist Ulrike Rosenbach addressed the power imbalance in societies. She showed in her performances how men in the past and the present shape the image of women. With her works she championed women’s self-determination, which includes power over their representation. Like many of her contemporaries she travelled to Africa and Asia in the 1970s. She discovered in an encyclopaedia 60 photographs of women from different cultures worldwide. In the performance ›Frauenkultur – Kontaktversuch‹ (Women’s Culture – Contact Attempt) she filmed these shots, in which European women appear on an equal footing as an ethnographic object of study. She took the camera in her hands, laid down stretched out on the floor and rolled over the floor in front of the photographs.
  • Provenance2012, Kauf bei, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 35,601
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
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  • Obj_Dating_S: 1977
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  • Obj_IdentNr_S: NM 5/2012
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  • Obj_Crate_S: Fotos: 60 x 45 cm
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As of the 1970s, artist Ulrike Rosenbach addressed the power imbalance in societies. She showed in her performances how men in the past and the present shape the image of women. With her works she championed women’s self-determination, which includes power over their representation. Like many of her contemporaries she travelled to Africa and Asia in the 1970s. She discovered in an encyclopaedia 60 photographs of women from different cultures worldwide. In the performance ›Frauenkultur – Kontaktversuch‹ (Women’s Culture – Contact Attempt) she filmed these shots, in which European women appear on an equal footing as an ethnographic object of study. She took the camera in her hands, laid down stretched out on the floor and rolled over the floor in front of the photographs.