An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2005.

Isa Genzken

New Work

Opening on Thursday, February 10th, 2005, David Zwirner will present an exhibition by renowned German artist Isa Genzken, who lives and works in Berlin. Genzken's work is included in the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA, which is on view through March 20, 2005. In 2002, her work was included in Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany. Her recent solo exhibitions include Wasserspeier and Angels at Hauser & Wirth, London. One of the most revered sculptors in Europe, this is the artist's first New York exhibition in several years and consists of entirely new works.

Isa Genzken's diverse oeuvre includes sculpture, collage, film and photography. Beginning with her painted wood sculptures and concrete and steel works of the 80s and 90s, Genzken has consistently subverted the art-historical model without relying on postmodern tropes. Even the earliest works retain a constructivist logic, successfully juxtaposed with Genzken's fearless choices and combinations of materials. This exhibition includes work from three important groups: assemblages, glass sculptures, and low-relief wall works.

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A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Barbecue, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Barbecue, 2004
Plastic, wood, lacquer, mirror foil, glass
72.05 x 14.57 x 31.5 inches (183 x 37 x 80 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Mutter mit Kind, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Mutter mit Kind, 2004
Plastic, fabric, mirror foil, wood, metal, lacquer
76.38 x 23.62 x 39.37 inches (194 x 60 x 100 cm)
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2005.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2005.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2005.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2005.
An installation view of the exhibition Isa Genzken: New Work, at David Zwirner New York, dated 2005.

For more than thirty years, Isa Genzken has been developing a versatile oeuvre, continually extending it by adding new aspects. Her settings, her unusual combinations of materials, and the fragile but monumental character of her constructions reflect the surrounding world and the fragility of human existence. Her work—which includes sculptures and installations as well as photography, collage, and film—explores the space between public claims and private artistic autonomy, thus defining an interface where the personal and the universal meet. This important monograph includes texts by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and Manfred Hermes.

A mixed media work by Isa Genzken, titled Angel, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Angel, 2004
Aluminum, art prints, adhesive tape, mirror foil
47.24 x 31.5 inches (120 x 80 cm)
A mixed media work by Isa Genzken, titled Tatoo, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Tatoo, 2004
47.24 x 31.5 inches (120 x 80 cm)
Photograph on foil, mirror foil, adhesive tape, lacquer, aluminum
A mixed media work by Isa Genzken, titled Angel, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Angel, 2004
Aluminum, art prints, adhesive tape, mirror foil
47.24 x 31.5 inches (120 x 80 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Barbecue, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Barbecue, 2004
Plastic, wood, lacquer, mirror foil, glass
72.05 x 14.57 x 31.5 inches (183 x 37 x 80 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Bouquet, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Bouquet, 2004
Plastic, wood, lacquer, mirror foil, glass
102.36 x 45.28 x 51.18 inches (260 x 115 x 130 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Eber, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Eber, 2004
Wood, plastic, lacquer, adhesive tape, fir cones, animal head
78.74 x 35.43 x 29.92 inches (200 x 90 x 76 cm)
A mixed media work by Isa Genzken, titled Flag, dated 2004.

Flag, 2004
Aluminum, adhesive tape
Each: 31.5 x 47.24 inches (80 x 120 cm)
A mixed media work by Isa Genzken, titled Flugzeugfenster, dated 2003.

Isa Genzken

Flugzeugfenster, 2003
Plastic, lacquer, metal
50.39 x 41.34 inches (128 x 105 cm)
A mixed media work by Isa Genzken, titled Flugzeugfenster, dated 2003.

Isa Genzken

Flugzeugfenster, 2003
Plastic, lacquer, metal
49.21 x 43.7 inches (125 x 111 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Geschwister, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Geschwister, 2004
Plastic, lacquer, mirror foil, glass, metal, wood, fabric
86.61 x 23.62 x 39.37 inches (220 x 60 x 100 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Kinderschirm, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Kindershirm, 2004
Plastic, metal, wood, palm leaf, fabric
86.61 x 47.24 x 33.86 inches (220 x 120 x 86 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Mutter mit Kind, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Mutter mit Kind, 2004
Plastic, fabric, mirror foil, wood, metal, lacquer
76.38 x 23.62 x 39.37 inches (194 x 60 x 100 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled New Buildings, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

New Buildings, ISA GENZKEN
Wood, glass, silicone
86.61 x 23.62 x 17.72 inches (220 x 60 x 45 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled New Buildings, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

New Buildings, 2004
Wood, glass, silicone
86.61 x 23.62 x 17.72 inches (220 x 60 x 45 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled New Buildings, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

New Buildings, 2004
Wood, glass, silicone
86.61 x 23.62 x 17.72 inches (220 x 60 x 45 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Snoopy, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Snoopy, 2004
Wood, plastic, lacquer, glass, fabric, adhesive tape
71.65 x 23.62 x 17.72 inches (182 x 60 x 45 cm)
A mixed media work by Isa Genzken, titled Tatoo, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Tatoo, 2004
47.24 x 31.5 inches (120 x 80 cm)
Photograph on foil, mirror foil, adhesive tape, lacquer, aluminum
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Träumendes Kind, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Träumendes Kind, 2004
Glass, plastic, wood, mirror foil, art prints, fabric
90.55 x 78.74 x 39.37 inches (230 x 200 x 100 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2004
Aluminum, mirror foil, adhesive tape
31.5 x 23.62 inches (80 x 60 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2004
Triptych, aluminum, adhesive tape, art prints, mirror foil
3 part unit: 118.11 x 27.56 inches (300 x 70 cm) Each panel: 39.37 x 27.56 inches 100 x 70 cm
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2004
Triptych, aluminum, adhesive tape, art prints, mirror foil
Each 3 part unit: 118.11 x 27.56 inches (300 x 70 cm) Each panel: 39.37 x 27.56 inches (100 x 70 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Urlaub, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Urlaub, 2004
Glass, lacquer, plastics, metal, wood, photograph
89.37 x 64.96 x 21.65 inches (227 x 165 x 55 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Vitrine mit gelber Plasikboa, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Vitrine mit gelber Plasikboa, 2004
Metal, glass, plastic, mirror foil, wood, lacquer. art prints
89.37 x 64.96 x 21.65 inches (227 x 165 x 55 cm)
A sculpture by Isa Genzken, titled Vitrine mit rotem Glas, dated 2004.

Isa Genzken

Vitrine mit rotem Glas, 2004
Metal, glass, wood, plastic, lacquer, electric cable
116.14 x 55.12 x 30.31 inches (295 x 140 x 77 cm)

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