CAROL RAMA AT THE NEW MUSEUM

“The reality I use—such as the tires in my work of the ’70s, which represent my father’s factory, which later  had to close, we became poor, and he committed suicide—is always an ordinary material, like the knee, or the Eros, of my drawings.” — Carol Rama

CAROL RAMA—ANTIBODIES is the first New York museum retrospective of the work of the Italian artist. “The exhibition at the New Museum brings together over one hundred of Rama’s paintings, objects, and works on paper, highlighting her consistent fascination with the representation of the body.”* Known for the free eroticism of her small, representational drawings and paintings, the impact of Rama’s large rubber-on-canvas abstract collages from 1970 and 1971 is just as great.

The New Museum exhibition is curated by Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni, assistant curator and artistic director, respectively, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

CAROL RAMA—ANTIBODIES, through September 10.

NEW MUSEUM, 235 Bowery, New York City.

*newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/carol-rama-antibodies

Carol Rama, Spazio anche più che tempo, 1970 , Rubber tire collage on canvas, 120 x 150 cm, © Archivio Carol Rama-Turin, Photo: Pino dell’Aquila, New Museum Archive
Carol Rama, Spazio anche più che tempo, 1970. Rubber tire collage on canvas, 120 x 150 cm © Archivio Carol Rama–Turin, Photograph by Pino dell’Aquila. Image credit: New Museum Archive.
Carol Rama, Spazio anche più che tempo, 1970, Rubber tire collage on canvas, 110 x 120 cm, © Archivio Carol Rama-Turin, Courtesy Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie-Berlin, Photo: Nick Ash, New Museum Archive
Carol Rama, Spazio anche più che tempo, 1970. Rubber tire collage on canvas, 110 x 120 cm. © Archivio Carol Rama–Turin, courtesy Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie–Berlin. Photograph by Nick Ash. Image credit: New Museum Archive

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