Lecture: Erin Cosgrove



17 March 05


9 pm

Lecture: Erin Cosgrove

Accompanying program to Regarding Terror: the RAF exhibition

In cooperation with blumenbar Verlag, Munich.

The performance artist Erin Cosgrove uses the genre of love novel to satirically examine the cultural myths and ideologies that are also present in products of the so-called "trivial culture". Her recently published German book The Baader-Meinhof Affair tells the story of a young woman who is introduced by fellow students at an exclusive East Coast university to the secret world of the Baader-Meinhof supporters, an RAF-oriented student group.

Erin Cosgrove (born in 1969 in St. Paul, US) lives and works in Los Angeles. Individual exhibitions (among others): Capitalism Must Fund Its Own Demise !, Carlsberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2004); A Heart Lies Beneath, Carlsberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2003); The Baader-Meinhof Affair, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2003). Group exhibitions (among others): 100 Artists See God, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Fransisco; Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2004); Auto-repeat, Carlsberg Gallery, Los Angeles (2004); Pulp Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2003).