Isa Genzken at Kunstmuseum Basel | David Zwirner
an installation view of an Ellipsoid sculpture by Isa Genzken.

Isa Genzken

At Kunstmuseum Basel

September 5 2020–January 24, 2021

Isa Genzken. Works from 1973 to 1983 is a major exhibition of early works by Isa Genzken, opening at Kunstmuseum Basel on September 5. Curated by Søren Grammel, the show examines the works created in the first decade of the artist’s career, and will highlight the conceptual and post-minimalist influence of Genzken's early practice. 

Genzken’s “Ellipsoid” and “Hyperbolo” sculptural series take center stage in the exhibition. Alongside these are her computer prints on continuous paper, which served as developmental sketches for the sculptures. The prints will be complemented by several graphic series whose line patterns also anticipate the later sculptures.

Additional works from the same decade include the film Zwei Frauen im Gefecht (1974) and conceptual photographic series such as Hi-Fis (1979). 

The Kunstmuseum Basel exhibition coincides with Genzken’s fifth solo exhibition at David Zwirner. Isa Genzken: Paris New York will open August 29th and will be on view through October 10, 2020 at the gallery’s Paris location.

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Image: Isa Genzken, Rot-schwarz-gelbes Ellipsoid S. L. Popova, 1981

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