Galerie Crystal Ball

Tamara Trölsch – Otto 2000

Vernissage at Fr. 13th. March 2015 at 7 p.m.
The Otto Trölsch Catalogue will be published until 11 March 2015

Tamara Trölsch Gallery Crystal Ball Berlin
Page from the Otto-Catalogue2000, Tamara Trölsch

Tamara Trölsch’s fabulous work in progress – project “Otto 2000” is the basis for her installation at Crystal Ball. Over years Trölsch was working on drawings that copied the well known german “Otto catalogue” dating from the year 2000. The artist transformed hundreds of Otto catalogue sides into delicate handmade, fine lined, black and white drawings. From the 90’s on, we’ve experienced a profound change. With the rise of the internet, also the amount of mail order catalogues has decreased.  So, Trölsch’s project is on the one hand, a document of the recent past,  as well as an amazing historic tableaux of society in the midst of change.  This is represented, variously, through fashion, patterns, forms, photographic style, designs, as well as the range and selection of goods and offered needs. For the opening, Trölsch’s project (to  make a complete copy of the thousand page catalogue) has been,  temporarily put on hold  and a mixed copy, bringing together: blank, imaginary and not yet drawn pages, with drawn pages will be published. This new origin, will be the first edition, the handmade Otto Trölsch Catalogue. In addition to the installation and the exclusive series of Otto drawings, the exhibition also offers intimate insight into the oeuvre of the artist Tamara Trölsch in the gallery kitchen.ers an insight into the further colourful oeuvre of the artist Tamara Trösch.


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