Isa Genzken

German sculptor, photographer, film maker, video artist and collagist

“Isa Genzken: Retrospective” is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York through March 10, 2014.

isagenzkenbildIsa Genzken. Bild (Painting). 1989. Gift of Susan and Leonard Feinstein and an anonymous donor. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2012 Isa Genzken. Photo © 2012 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

“Isa Genzken’s totemic sculptures, colourful mirrored panels and lacquered paintings articulate the artist’s mysterious method. Harvesting, fusing and re-constructing references from myriad sources, she takes an anything-goes approach to the materials she uses to convey multiple meanings in unexpected ways.”

from the Saatchi Gallery’s artist profile.

Links to External Websites

Museum of Modern Art Retrospective Exhibition site
Works in the exhibition, chronology, interviews, etc.

Saatchi Gallery Artist Profile
Biography, exhibitions list, selected images

Hauser & Wirth:  Isa Genzen
Biography, bibliography, images, press, selected exhibitions

David Zwirner:  Isa Genzen
Selected works, biography, publications, past exhibitions at David Zwirner, press


UW Libraries Resources (in order chronologically from newest to oldest)

  • Isa Genzken:  retrospective
    Breitwieser, Sabine
    New York : The Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art
    Art Library Stacks N6888.G46 A4 2013
  • Permission to laugh : humor and politics in contemporary German art
    Williams, Gregory H.
    Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press
    Art Library Stacks N6868 .W49 2012
  • Fresh widow : the window in art since Matisse and Duchamp
    Müller-Schareck, Maria
    Düsseldorf : Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz
    Art Library Stacks N8261.W56 F74 2012
  • Isa Genzken : open, sesame!
    Genzken, Isa
    London : Koenig Books ; Cologne : Museum Ludwig ; London : Whitechapel Gallery ; New York, N.Y. : outside Europe, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
    Art Library Stacks NB588.G454 A4 2009
  • 50 women artists you should know
    Weidemann, Christiane
    Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel
    Odegaard Undergraduate Library Stacks and Tacoma Library Stacks N8354 .W45 2008
  • Sculpture projects Muenster 07
    Franzen, Brigitte
    Köln : W. König
    Art Library Stacks NB586.M88 S32 2007
  • Unmonumental : the object in the 21st century
    Flood, Richard
    London ; New York : Phaidon in association with New Museum
    Art Library Stacks NB198.6 .U56 2007
  • The uncertainty of objects and ideas : recent sculpture
    Ellegood, Anne
    Washington, D.C. : Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
    Art Library Stacks NB212.7 .U53 2006
  • 54th Carnegie international
    Hoptman, Laura J.
    Pittsburgh, Pa. : Carnegie Museum of Art
    Art Library Stacks N6487.P57 C373 2004
  • Having been said:  writings and interviews of Lawrence Weiner, 1968-2003
    “Interview / Isa Genzken”
    Fietzek, Gerti
    Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz
    UW Bothell/CCC Library 3rd Floor Stacks N6537.W35 H38 2004
  • Bienal : 7. Uluslararasi İstanbul Bienali = 7th international İstanbul Biennal : September 22 Eylül – November 17 Kasim 2001
    Istanbul : Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
    Art Library Stacks N6488.T9 I78 2001
  • Women artists in the 20th and 21st century
    Grosenick, Uta
    Köln ; New York : Taschen
    Art Library Stacks N8354 .W653 2001
  • Contemporary Sculpture. Projects in Münster, 1997
    Bussman, Klaus
    Ostfildern-Ruit : Verlag Gerd Hatje ; New York : Distributed Art Publishers distributor
    Art Library Stacks NB198 .S554 1997
  • Isa Genzken : Renaissance Society Gallery at the University of Chicago, Mai/Juni 1992, Portikus Frankfurt am Main, November/Dezember 1992, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Februar/April 1993, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, Mai/Juni 1993.
    Genzken, Isa
    Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
    Art Library Stacks NB588.G454 A4 1992







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