An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of recent and new work by German artist Isa Genzken, marking her third solo show with the gallery since she joined in 2004. On view at 519 West 19th Street in New York will be two- and three-dimensional assemblages from the past two years by the artist, who is widely recognized for her significant, pioneering contribution to contemporary sculpture.

With a career spanning four decades, Genzken's works draw upon everyday material culture, including design, consumer goods, the media, architecture, and urban environments. In addition to sculpture and installation art, her prodigious oeuvre includes paintings, collages, drawings, films, and photographs, and frequently incorporates seemingly disparate materials and imagery to create characteristically complex, enigmatic works. Drawing loosely on the legacies of Constructivism and Minimalism and often involving a critical, open dialogue with Modernist architecture, her interest lies in the way in which common aesthetic styles come to illustrate and embody contemporary political and social ideologies.

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An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2015.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2015.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2015.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2015.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2015.
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Schauspieler II, 10, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Schauspieler II, 10, 2014
Black girl mannequin on glass stand, red knitted sweater, blue jeans, black leather baseball cap, blue glasses, silver sprayed packing foam, coins, safety pins, coins, and black gaffa tape
56 5/8 x 25 x 23 inches (143.8 x 63.5 x 58.4 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2015
MDF, mirror foil, photographs, and printed paper
2 parts: Overall: 133 1/8 x 82 1/2 x 27 5/8 inches (338.1 x 209.6 x 70.2 cm) Each: 133 1/8 x 27 5/8 x 17 3/8 inches (338 x 70 x 44 cm)

Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years, yet the breadth of her achievement–which spans sculptures, paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist’s books, films, installations, and public works–is still largely unknown in the United States. Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s epically diverse body of work, this publication encompasses Genzken’s work in all media over the past 40 years and is the most complete monograph on the artist available in English. Genzken has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation of artists has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past ten years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. The catalogue presents Genzken’s career, through essays exploring the unfolding of her practice from 1973 until today, as well as an expansive plate section that provides a chronological overview of all her most important bodies of work and key exhibitions.

An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2015
Mirror foil on aluminum panels
4 panels: Overall: 58 x 84 1/2 x 7/8 inches (147.3 x 214.6 x 2.2 cm) Panel 1: 28 1/4 x 42 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 107.3 x 2.2 cm) Panel 2: 28 1/4 x 41 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 104.8 x 2.2 cm) Panel 3: 28 1/4 x 38 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 97.2 x 2.2 cm) Panel 4: 28 1/4 x 38 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 97.2 x 2.2 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Briefmarke IV, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Briefmarke IV, 2014
Adhesive foil, mirror foil, adhesive tape, paper, photo prints, and spray paint on aluminum panels
4 panels: Overall: 55 1/8 x 78 inches (140 x 198 cm) Each panel: 26 3/4 x 38 1/4 inches (68 x 97 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2015
Male mannequin on glass stand, police hat, headphones, mesh police vest, and navy button-down shirt; male mannequin on glass stand, purple wig, mesh police vest, and navy button-down shirt
75 x 50 x 22 inches (190.5 x 127 x 55.9 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Film Set, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Film Set, 2015
Male mannequin sitting on floor, blue jacket, glasses, and blue shorts; woman mannequin with head resting on acrylic chair, green wig, floral fabric, foam, color photograph, mirror foil, fluorescent green vest, black boots, and frisbee by arm; woman mannequin lying on floor, pink wig, sunglasses, green vest, fluorescent yellow pants, fluorescent yellow tulle, mesh velcro foot coverings, metal skull ring, and MoMA catalogue; woman mannequin sitting on glass object, black leather hat, spray paint, white scarf, orange vest, pink shorts, and pink sports bra; woman mannequin on glass stand, blond wig, red scarf, sunglasses, blue and fluorescent yellow vest, silver jacket, two golf balls, and metal skull ring
68 x 238 x 108 inches (172.7 x 604.5 x 274.3 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Untitled
Boy mannequin on metal stand, black and white wig, fluorescent yellow vest, and spray paint; boy mannequin, blond wig, and teal shirt
52 x 18 x 26 inches (132.1 x 45.7 x 66 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Schauspieler II, 10, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Schauspieler II, 10, 2014
Black girl mannequin on glass stand, red knitted sweater, blue jeans, black leather baseball cap, blue glasses, silver sprayed packing foam, coins, safety pins, coins, and black gaffa tape
56 5/8 x 25 x 23 inches (143.8 x 63.5 x 58.4 cm)
A piece by Isa Genzken, titled Schauspieler II, 13, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Schauspieler II, 13, 2014
Girl mannequin on metal stand, blue denim jacket with pink, white, and black floral print shirt, adhesive tape, blue glasses, spray paint, green cap, black and white print on paper, mirror foil, mirror, taxidermy owl, rat, hare, and weasel at feet
56 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (142.9 x 100 x 100 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Schauspieler II, 3, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Schauspieler II, 3, 2014
Boy mannequin on metal stand, rolled up black pants, grey woolen sweater, imitation snakeskin shoes, red, white and blue sash, green tape, tie, scarf, spray paint, bronze mirror foil, and mirror
69 1/2 x 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (176.5 x 100 x 100 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Schauspieler II, 1, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Schauspieler II, 1, 2014
Woman mannequin on metal stand, red leather pants and jacket, brown wig, plastic flower wreath, belt, striped turtleneck, spray paint, and water pipe on floor
72 x 32 x 15 inches (182.9 x 81.3 x 38.1 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2014
Color prints, photographs, lacquer, glass, hanging hula hoop, hanging metal ring with safety pin and spray paint
Floor piece: 273 3/4 x 93 3/8 inches (695.3 x 237.2 cm) Hanging ring 2: 57 x 52 x 3/4 inches (144.8 x 132.1 x 1.9 cm) Hanging ring 1: 25 3/4 x 25 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches (65.4 x 64.1 x 20 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Briefmarke I, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Briefmarke I, 2014
Adhesive foil, mirror foil, adhesive tape, and paper on aluminum panels
4 panels: Overall: 55 1/8 x 78 inches (140 x 198 cm) Each panel: 26 3/4 x 38 1/4 inches (68 x 97 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Briefmarke II, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Briefmarke II, 2014
Adhesive foil, mirror foil, and adhesive tape on aluminum panels
4 panels: Overall: 55 1/8 x 78 inches (140 x 198 cm) Each panel: 26 3/4 x 38 1/4 inches (68 x 97 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Briefmarke IV, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Briefmarke IV
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Briefmarke III, dated 2014.

Isa Genzken

Briefmarke III, 2014
Adhesive foil, mirror foil, adhesive tape, and paper on acrylic panels
4 panels: Overall: 55 1/8 x 78 inches (140 x 198 cm) Each panel: 26 3/4 x 38 1/4 inches (68 x 97 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2015
Mirror foil on aluminum panels
4 panels: Overall: 80 1/4 x 98 x 7/8 inches (203.8 x 248.9 x 2.2 cm) Panel 1: 41 3/4 x 48 x 7/8 inches (106 x 121.9 x 2.2 cm) Panel 2: 39 3/4 x 48 x 7/8 inches (101 x 121.9 x 2.2 cm) Panel 3: 39 3/4 x 48 x 7/8 inches (101 x 121.9 x 2.2 cm) Panel 4: 40 3/4 x 48 x 7/8 inches (103.5 x 121.9 x 2.2 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2015
Mirror foil on aluminum panels
4 panels: Overall: 58 x 98 1/2 x 3/8 inches (147.3 x 250.2 x 1 cm) Panel 1: 28 1/2 x 50 1/8 x 3/8 inches (72.4 x 127.3 x 1 cm) Panel 2: 28 1/2 x 48 x 3/8 inches (72.4 x 121.9 x 1 cm) Panel 3: 28 1/2 x 48 x 3/8 inches (72.4 x 121.9 x 1 cm) Panel 4: 28 1/2 x 51 x 3/8 inches (72.4 x 129.5 x 1 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2015
Mirror foil on aluminum panels
4 panels: Overall: 58 x 84 1/2 x 7/8 inches (147.3 x 214.6 x 2.2 cm) Panel 1: 28 1/4 x 42 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 107.3 x 2.2 cm) Panel 2: 28 1/4 x 41 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 104.8 x 2.2 cm) Panel 3: 28 1/4 x 38 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 97.2 x 2.2 cm) Panel 4: 28 1/4 x 38 1/4 x 7/8 inches (71.8 x 97.2 x 2.2 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Nefertiti sculpture, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Nefertiti sculpture, 2015
Plaster bust with glasses on wooden base, wooden plinth on casters
75 5/8 x 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (192.1 x 40.3 x 50.2 cm)

Isa Genzken

Nefertiti sculpture, 2015
Plaster bust with glasses on wooden base, wooden plinth on casters
75 5/8 x 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (192.1 x 40.3 x 50.2 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Nefertiti sculpture, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Nefertiti sculpture, 2015
Plaster bust with glasses on wooden base, wooden plinth on casters
75 5/8 x 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (192.1 x 40.3 x 50.2 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Schauspieler III, 1, dated 2015.

Isa Genzken

Schauspieler III, 1, 2015
Woman mannequin on glass stand, foam, cardboard, ear phones, Ramones t-shirt, black coat, spandex shorts, and broom; woman mannequin on glass stand, green hood, blue and black striped sweater, scarf, floral pants, and plaid bag; male mannequin on glass stand, welding mask, felt hat, black trench coat, leather jacket, black vest, Adidas sweatshirt, red leggings, and red and white striped broom; boy mannequin on metal stand, Superman baseball cap, black leather jacket, florescent yellow shirt, and brown leather shoes; boy mannequin on metal stand, Superman baseball cap, zip-up sweater, florescent yellow t-shirt, purple, and pink and blue slippers; girl mannequin on glass stand, tweed baseball cap, blue headphones, bead necklace on chain, florescent yellow Nike zip-up jacket, brown trousers, and black leather shoes
76 1/2 x 119 x 113 inches (194.3 x 302.3 x 287 cm)

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