EXHIBITION “ROSA LUXEMBURG: A THOUSAND MORE THINGS”
January 15-February 1, 2019 - New York
Download the English language exhibition brochure here.
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–New York Office presents ROSA LUXEMBURG: A THOUSAND MORE THINGS, an exhibition about our namesake, the socialist thinker and activist Rosa Luxemburg, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her death. The show offers a full portrait of a complex persona, who was both a talented political theorist and an avid collector of plants.
Between 1913 and 1918, including her years in prisons in Berlin, Wronke, and Breslau, Rosa Luxemburg produced a herbarium—an annotated collection of plant specimens—spanning 17 notebooks. The pages, pastings, and notes of the herbarium demonstrate her way of engaging the world, with care and attention for its small, seemingly insignificant aspects.
The exhibition shows how Rosa Luxemburg’s political work and her practice of collecting inform each other, how her humanity is inextricably tied to her love for nature, and how her gentleness toward all living things reflects back on her notion of radical social change. In addition to Rosa Luxemburg’s stunning botanical collection, the exhibition features historical materials and a sound installation.
ROSA LUXEMBURG: A THOUSAND MORE THINGS is organized by in collaboration with Goethe-Institut NY. To see photos from the event, please visit our Flickr page.
Goethe-Institute New York
30 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
Exhibition dates: January 15 – February 1, 2019
Regular hours: Mon-Fri 1-6:30PM / Sat-Sun Closed
UPDATE: The author Thomas Schmidinger was originally scheduled to appear in person at Bluestockings Books. However, due to the fact the author was denied entry on his flight by Homeland Security, Mr. Schmidinger will give his talk via Skype at the regularly scheduled time and location.
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