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.
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 1-5PM / Sun Closed
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for the event here.
This program takes place in the context of the exhibition ROSA LUXEMBURG: A THOUSAND MORE THINGS, which marks the 100th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg’s murder on January 15, 1919. It is organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–New York Office in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut New York.
While Rosa Luxemburg is most recognized for her political work,......
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