Isa Genzken

Aquarium I & II

750€  *
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  • 2 sheets colour photographs on Fujicolor Crystal Archive

  • 2001

  • 31,8 x 25 cm

  • 1948

  • Verso signed

  • This work depicts various fish which move in all directions across the work. They simultaneously reflect and contradict Genzkens pictorial vocabulary of formalism. Futhermore, they communicate Genzkens often quoted aesthetic of the house music culture and invite the viewer to a psychedelic experience.

  • Each one of 150 copies. Texte zur Kunst Edition Nr. 41

Hanne-Rose (alias Isa) Genzken was born in 1948 in Bad Oldesloe. She is one of the most important contemporary German artists, working primarily in sculpture, but also in other media. In her pieces, Genzken examines the boundaries of sculpture and explores related forms of expressions such as assamblage, collage and ready-made. Therefore, by flirting with Dada, surrealism and environmental art, she remains in a continuous dialogue with art history, partially due to her academic education in that field. Genzken studied at various institutions, beginning with art studies in Hamburg and Berlin (1969-73), later, obtaining a degree in art history and philosophy at the University of Cologne, and completing her education at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf, where later she taught sculpture. Her international fame started in the early 90s, with the curator Jan Hoet's invitation to the Documenta in Kassel and her first solo exhibition in New York at the Marian Goodman Gallery (both 1992). In 2007, the artist contributed for a German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale with the complex installation "Oil". She is internationally represented by Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner Gallery in New York and Galerie Bucholz in Berlin and Cologne.

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