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Isa Genzken: Retrospective

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PRODUCT: Isa Genzken: Retrospective
SIZE: 12” high x 9.5” wide
MATERIALS: Hardcover
Published in tandem with the artist’s first major career survey in the United States, Isa Genzken: Retrospective is the most comprehensive chronicle to date of the work of one of the most ambitious and influential artists of the past half century.

Born in postwar Germany in 1948, Genzken studied at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts before embarking on a career that would ultimately encompass deep explorations of an extraordinary range of mediums, including sculpture, film, drawing, painting, photography, and assemblage. For nearly forty years, Genzken has engaged with both the most salient aesthetic concerns of the time as well as broader questions related to our experience of the exuberant and disorienting flux that defines contemporary culture. The modern urban environment, the nature of space and time, our relationship to the architecture that surrounds us, as well as the ramifications of seminal events such as the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the aftermath of September 11th—-all are examined with virtuosity, humanity, and incisive wit in Genzken’s diverse production. 334 pages with 320 illustrations, MoMA Publications.

This exhibition is organized by James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago former Chief Curator Sabine Breitwieser, Department of Media and Performance Art, and Curator Laura Hoptman, Department of Painting and Sculpture, the Museum of Modern Art MoMA, New York and Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Jeffrey Grove, Dallas Museum of Art, with Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Weber, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA. The exhibition Isa Genzken: Retrospective was presented at the MCA Apr 12–Aug 3, 2014. Learn more.

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