Isa Genzken

Wasserspeier and Angels

April 21 - May 22, 2004

London, Piccadilly

For over twenty years, Isa Genzken (born 1948) has created an impressive, multi-faceted body of work using a wide artistic vocabulary, an approach that includes the use of photography, video, film, collages and collage books. Genzken is best known for her sculptures, gaining attention for her minimalist oriented “Hyperbolos” and “Ellipsoids” in the late 70s and architecturally-inflected works such as her recent epoxy resin windows and skyscraper “Columns” from the 90s. Genzken’s practices, to date, are incredibly wide-ranging but her work remains dedicated to challenging the viewer’s self-awareness by means of physically altering their perceptions, bringing bodies together in spaces and integrating elements of a mixed media into sculpture.

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About the Artist

Isa Genzken

Isa Genzken has long been considered one of Germany’s most important and influential contemporary artists. Born in Bad Oldesloe, Germany, Genzken studied at the renowned Kunstakademie Düsseldorf whose faculty at the time included Joseph Beuys, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and Gerhard Richter. Since the 1970s, Genzken’s diverse...

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