Isa Genzken
Current exhibition at David Zwirner
February 2018
533 West 19th Street

Isa Genzken: Sky Energy
February 22–April 7, 2018

Isa Genzken: Sky Energy, the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, showcases the diversity of her practice, including a selection of new concrete sculptures, a variety of wall-mounted paintings and assemblages, and iterations of her ongoing Schauspieler (Actors) series.

Image: Isa Genzken, photo by Uwe Epping

Kaiserring of the City of Goslar
Isa Genzken has been awarded the 2017 Kaiserring of the City of Goslar
Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2015 (detail).

October 7, 2017–January 21, 2018

Isa Genzken is the recipient of the 2017 Kaiserring (or “Emperor’s Ring”) prize from the city of Goslar. Inaugurated in 1975 and judged by a panel of curators and museum directors, the prize is organized by the city of Goslar and the Verein zur Förderung Moderne Kunst (Association for the Promotion of Modern Art). Previous winners include fellow gallery artists Sigmar Polke, Bridget Riley, and Richard Serra. The news was published in Artforum.

An accompanying solo exhibition at the Mönchehaus Museum presented an untitled installation made in 2015 that is comprised of seven parts: four wooden towers and three columns incorporating a range of materials including mirror foil, glass, plastic flowers, spray paint, plaster, acrylic, woven polypropylene, medication instructions, coloured tape, photographs, metal clips, magazine covers, and paper. The exhibition also featured recent two-part works in which materials including photographs, printed paper and stickers are affixed to aluminium panels.

Isa Genzken in conversation with Wolfgang Tillmans

In 2003, the Graz-based journal Camera Austria published a conversation between Isa Genzken and Wolfgang Tillmans. The text was reprinted in October Files in 2015 as part of a special publication devoted to Genzken's practice. 

Read the full text here