Isa Genzken (Contemporary Artists Series)

Isa Genzken (Contemporary Artists Series)

By: Diedrich Diedrichsen (author), Alex Farquharson (author), Sabine Breitwieser (author), Matthew D. Gaskins (translator), Isa Genzken (artist)Paperback

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Isa Genzken (b. 1948) is one of Germany's most prominent artists. She is best known for her architectural sculptures that combine a Minimal aesthetic with the bright colours and synthetic materials of Modernist architecture. Her hybrid, colourful mini-skyscrapers combine mirrored sheets, fluorescent plastic, glass and concrete. She first began exhibiting in the 1970s and has exhibited at The Renaissance Society in Chicago (1989) and Documenta 7 (1982), 9 (1992) and 11 (2002) in Kassel, Germany, among many other prestigious venues. Genzken's work is represented by Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Neven-DuMont-Str. 17, Cologne 50667, Germany, , Hauser & Wirth, 196A Piccadilly, London, W1J 9DY, and David Zwirner Gallery, 525 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA,

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Alex Farquharson is an independent curator and critic based in London. He co-curated the British Art Show 6 (Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol, 2005-6) and is a Tutor on the Curating Contemporary Art MA course at the Royal College of Art in London. His writings have been published widely in catalogues and art journals, including Frieze, Artforum and Art Monthly. Diedrich Diederichsen is the critic most closely associated with Isa Genzken, and the world expert on her work. Noted for his writings on pop music, theatre, cinema and political issues as well as art, Diederichsen's texts have appeared in Artforum and Artscribe, among other journals. Sabine Breitwieser is a noted curator as well as the founding Director of the Generali Foundation, based in Vienna, for which she has established a renowned collection of contemporary art and curated numerous exhibitions, including a 1996 retrospective devoted to the work of Isa Genzken.


Interview - In her discussion with Diedrich Diedrichsen the artist considers her relationship to the many sources behind her work: Minimal sculpture, modernist architecture, Conceptual art, and other multi-media artists' practices, such as Bruce Nauman's; Survey - Alex Farquharson examines the two principal themes in Genzken's work, Modernism and her commentary on current socio-political circumstances, since her now-legendary first exhibition in Berlin whilst still a student of Gerhard Richter; Focus - Sabine Breitwieser looks at Genzken's little known 'Hi-Fi' series of photographic works centring on magazine advertisements for stereo equipment; Artist's Choice (tbc) - Artist's Writings - Excerpts of interviews with fellow artists, and an essay on gender by the artist; Chronology and Bibliography

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  • publication date: 15/10/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780714844251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780714844251
  • weight: 1007
  • ISBN10: 071484425X

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