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Rose Stach (1964)

Rose Stach

Rose Stach is an interdisciplinary artist from Germany working in the fields of installation, object, textile, video, photography, and performance. The works of the artist are characterized by underlying social commentary, reflection of current events, and psychological manipulation. Employing various means of artistic expression, the author exposes the controversial nature of the reality by stating that the meanings of well-familiar objects may be changed. Spatial installations of Stach are constructed based on the principle of paradoxical combinations, where the viewer becomes involved in a Kafkaesque situation filled with aimless action. Quite often transformed objects stepping beyond the limits of daily routine acquire symbolic meanings and through them the author speaks of the problems of the world that she is most concerned about, such as exploitation of developing countries, emigration, crisis of values, growing consumerism, narcissism, and war. The author also often uses autobiographic details, personal experiences, pursuits of artistic identity, and explores the psychological and social obstacles burdening the contemporary society and offers an opportunity of getting rid of them. Stach received the2014 BundesGEDOK Art Prize and on this occasion of her show at the Frauenemuseum Bonn this UnderCover publication was published. It is now available at www.ftn-books.com

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