Isa Genzken (Contemporary Artists)
Alex Farquharson, Diedrich Diedrichsen, Sabrina BreitweiserISBN: 071484425X;
The First English-Language Monograph on one of Germany's Most Prominent Artists; Chosen to represent Germany in the 2007 Venice Biennale. Isa Genzken's work encompasses sculpture, collage, film and photography. As one of Germany's leading sculptors to have emerged since the 1980s, her work stands out for its collaborative appeal - combining references to architecture, modernism and art history with the personal. ISA GENZKEN, by Alex Farquhardson, Diedrich Diederichsen and Sabine Breitwieser, is the first English-language monograph on this distinctive artist. Genzken is inspired by the accumulation of material culture, particularly architectural - concrete blocks, glass, mirrored sheets and steel. The combination of materials in her work is remarkable, drawing together animal heads, fluorescent plastic, spray-painted pinecones, children's umbrellas, kitchen utensils and airplane windows, to name a few. Her work can be both aesthetically brutal -...
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