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Kirstine Roepstorff, It’s Not the Eyes of the Needle That Changed

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, 212-219-2166
November 9, 2007 - February 7, 2008
Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6 - 8 PM
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The Drawing Center is pleased to announce It’s Not the Eyes of the Needle That Changed, an exhibition of new work by Berlin-based artist, Kirstine Roepstorff. Featuring the artist’s signature use of the medium of collage to confront the tension between political identity and individual desire, the exhibition will consist of approximately twelve works ranging in size from 8×10 inches to a labor-intensive 12-foot installation mounted directly on the gallery wall. It’s Not the Eyes of the Needle That Changed will be the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in North America.

Through a working method that Roepstorff calls “approprio-arranging,” the artist sews, glues, pins, and weaves together photocopies, fabrics, glitter, paper, and images appropriated from magazines and newspapers to construct a poetic, post-feminist narrative. Roepstorff’s work addresses issues such as the failure of collective social projects, consumerism, and contemporary gender politics. This exhibition is curated by João Ribas, Curator, The Drawing Center.


Kirstine Roepstorff, born 1972 in Copenhagen, currently lives and works in Berlin. Roepstorff earned a Fine Arts degree from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2001. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world including recent solo exhibitions in Turin; Berlin; Bristol, UK; Copenhagen; Los Angeles; and Toronto, as well as group exhibitions at IASPIS, Stockholm; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Kunstfabrik, Berlin; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; DESTE Foundation, Athens; and the Prague Biennale 3, Prague, among others. Her work is included in a number of international collections, including the Judith Rothschild Foundation Collection of Contemporary Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Copenhagen; and the Saatchi Collection, London.
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