First major retrospective of the work of the New York artist Rochelle Feinstein opens in Hanover

Make It Behave is the first major retrospective of the work of the New York artist Rochelle Feinstein (*1947). The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève and the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich and will be presented in 2018 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. It brings together paintings and series of works from the past three decades. As the title of a work and the exhibition, Make It Behave illustrates the crucial role of language and its normative use in Feinstein’s painting. The work Make It Behave (1990) consists of the gesture of a single stroke of the paintbrush that forms a red square. Who is being told to behave here? What should a “proper” square look like? With The Estate of Rochelle F. the artist created her own posthumous estate between 2009 and 2010. Inspired by the financial crisis in 2009, Feinstein decided to work

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