Rosemary Mayer: Ways of Attaching

June 11, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich Germany

Curated by Stephanie Weber

This exhibition is the first survey of the artist’s idiosyncratic oeuvre. Our title "Ways of Attaching" is purposefully equivocal: Attaching is a method for binding materials together, as well as one for establishing emotional connections with friends and peers, past and present, which was central to Mayer’s understanding of art. At Lenbachhaus, the focus is on Mayer’s sculptural methods of draping, knotting, stretching, and balancing; methods which metaphorically extend into the artist’s larger practice of drawing, writing, and performance through the 2000s.

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Erika Wacker-Babnik, “Rosemary Mayer: The Exhibition in Lenbachhaus”, Münchner Feuilleton, July 18, 2020.

Roberta De Righi, “Ways of Attaching: In the Lenbachhaus: Up Close”, Abendzeitung, June 11, 2022.

Quirin Brunnmeier, “Mythical Links Rosemary Mayer in Lenbachhaus”, GalleryTalk, July 4, 2022

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Photo credit: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau Munich. Photo: Lukas Schramm