Several concrete sculptures by Isa Genzken.

Isa Genzken

Sky Energy

David Zwirner is pleased to present new and recent work by Isa Genzken, on view at the gallery’s 533 West 19th Street location. This exhibition, the artist’s fourth with the gallery, will showcase the diversity of her practice and include a selection of new concrete sculptures, wall-mounted paintings and assemblages, and iterations of her ongoing Schauspieler (Actors) series.

With a career spanning over four decades, Genzken has incessantly probed the shifting boundaries between art, design, architecture, media, technology, and the individual. Her prodigious oeuvre frequently incorporates seemingly disparate materials and imagery to create complex, enigmatic works that range in medium, including sculpture, painting, collage, drawing, film, and photography. Deeply attuned to both the legacies of the twentieth-century avant-garde and the materials and forms of twenty-first-century global society, Genzken’s work interrogates the impact of our increasingly commodified and interconnected culture on our everyday lives.

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Dates
February 22April 12, 2018
Opening
Thursday, February 22, 6–8 PM
Artist

Isa Genzken

View of the artist’s studio, Berlin, 2018. Courtesy David Zwirner and Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York. Photo by Jens Ziehe. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

"Among the things that make Genzken relevant to this cultural moment are her move from fabricated sculptures into assemblage in the 1990s, her apprehension of the way that information and images circulate in our digital age, her heterogeneous approach to art-making and, above all, her interest in, and upending of, the formal and ideological legacies of modernism—a concern shared by younger artists from Wade Guyton to Carol Bove." —Anne Doran, Art in America, 2014

An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated from 2017 to 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017-2018
Concrete in two (2) parts
Part 1: 75 1/8 x 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (190.8 x 29.8 x 19.7 cm) Part 2: 86 3/4 x 10 x 8 inches (220.3 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)
An untitled installation by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Four (4) mannequins, three (3) leather armchairs, glass and iron table, fabric, shoes, two (2) paris of sunglasses, wig, umbrella, metal, plastic box, terra cotta, plastic flower, glass ashtray, spray paint, four (4) books, plastic mask, plastic planter, ribbon, paper, foam, and mirror
Overall: 86 x 182 3/4 x 153 inches (218.4 x 464.2 x 388.6 cm)

"I have always said that with any sculpture you have to be able to say, although this is not a readymade, it could be one. That’s what a sculpture has to look like. It must have a certain relation to reality." —The artist in conversation with Wolfgang Tillmans in Camera Austria, 2003. Read the full interview in Genzken’s Guide.

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Isa Mona Lisa, 1999
Chromogenic print
16 x 12 inches (40.5 x 30.5 cm)

Isa Genzken

View of the artist’s studio, Berlin, 2018. Courtesy David Zwirner and Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York. Photo by Jens Ziehe. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

"She operates ‘with no safety net of art-world niceties,’ the painter Elizabeth Peyton, who has been a fan for two decades, said . . . ‘Like Baudelaire said of Daumier in The Painter of Modern Life, Isa is the artist of modern life seeing her time and transcending it simultaneously, with no separation.’" —Randy Kennedy explores perspectives on Genzken’s practice in The New York Times, 2013

An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Mannequin, sunglasses, fabric, glass, plastic, metal clips, spray paint, adhesive tape, film-coated Plexiglas, wood, casters, photograph, and aluminum panel
87 3/4 x 42 x 19 inches (222.9 x 106.7 x 48.3 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Mannequin, fabric, glass, paper, plastic, plastic flower, metal clips, spray paint, wood, casters, and aluminum panel
83 1/2 x 40 x 27 inches (212.1 x 101.6 x 68.6 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Fabric, mannequin arm, adhesive tape, plastic, printed paper, metal clips, and aluminum panel
87 1/2 x 45 x 23 inches (222.3 x 114.3 x 58.4 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Concrete and metal hinges
70 7/8 x 32 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches (180 x 82.6 x 28.9 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Concrete
69 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 12 inches (176.8 x 21.6 x 30.5 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Concrete and metal hinges
71 x 29 1/2 x 12 inches (180.3 x 74.9 x 30.5 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Concrete and metal hinges
65 x 8 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (165.1 x 21.6 x 52.1 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Mirror foil and MDF
95 3/8 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (242.3 x 40 x 40 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Mirror foil and MDF
83 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (212.7 x 40 x 40 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Part 1: Acrylic, spray paint, and MDF; Part 2: Adhesive tape, mirror foil, acrylic, spray paint, and MDF
Part 1: 63 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 8 inches (161.9 x 24.1 x 20.3 cm) Part 2: 117 x 31 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches (297.2 x 79.4 x 45.1 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated from 2017 to 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017-2018
Concrete in two (2) parts
Part 1: 75 1/8 x 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (190.8 x 29.8 x 19.7 cm) Part 2: 86 3/4 x 10 x 8 inches (220.3 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Concrete and metal hinges
59 1/4 x 38 x 14 inches (150.5 x 96.5 x 35.6 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Concrete and spray paint
56 1/2 x 19 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches (143.5 x 48.6 x 23.5 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Concrete
61 x 21 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (154.9 x 55.2 x 24.8 cm)
An untitled installation by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Four (4) mannequins, three (3) leather armchairs, glass and iron table, fabric, shoes, two (2) paris of sunglasses, wig, umbrella, metal, plastic box, terra cotta, plastic flower, glass ashtray, spray paint, four (4) books, plastic mask, plastic planter, ribbon, paper, foam, and mirror
Overall: 86 x 182 3/4 x 153 inches (218.4 x 464.2 x 388.6 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Adhesive tape on aluminum panel in three (3) parts
94 5/8 x 39 3/4 x 5/8 inches (240.3 x 101 x 1.6 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Fabric, adhesive tape, adhesive foil, aluminum cleat, printed paper, corrugated cardboard, metal clips, and spray paint on aluminum panel
92 x 41 x 10 inches (233.7 x 104.1 x 25.4 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2018.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Adhesive tape on aluminum panel in five (5) parts
157 1/2 x 39 3/4 x 5/8 inches (400.1 x 101 x 1.6 cm)
An untitled installation by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Six (6) mannequins, fabric, plastic, and spray paint
Overall: 76 1/2 x 122 1/2 x 109 inches (194.3 x 311.1 x 276.9 cm)
An untitled sculpture by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Adhesive tape, photographs, printed paper, and spray paint on plaster board panel
39 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches (100.3 x 69.9 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2018
Adhesive tape, adhesive foil, printed paper, banknote, sticker, and spray paint on canvas
39 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches (100.3 x 69.9 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Adhesive tape, adhesive foil, banknote, oil paint, and spray paint on canvas
39 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches (100.3 x 69.9 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Adhesive tape, adhesive foil, hologram foil, and photographs on aluminum panel
45 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches (114.9 x 80 cm)
A photograph by Isa Genzken, titled X-Ray, dated in 1991 and 2012.

Isa Genzken

X-Ray, 1991/2012
Chromogenic print mounted on Forex
Framed: 42 3/8 x 32 1/4 inches (107.6 x 81.9 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Adhesive tape, adhesive foil, and spray paint on plaster board panel
39 1/8 x 24 5/8 inches (99.4 x 62.5 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Adhesive tape, adhesive foil, and spray paint on plaster board panel
39 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches (101 x 62.9 cm)
An untitled mixed media work by Isa Genzken, dated 2017.

Isa Genzken

Untitled, 2017
Adhesive tape, hologram foil, photographs, and spray paint on aluminum panel
27 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches (69.9 x 100.3 cm)

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