Isa Genzken Retrospective: Dedicated to Jasper Johns and Myself

Nov 15, 2013 10:28PM
"Schwules Baby (Gay Baby)" (1997), is reproduced from Isa Genzken: Retrospective, MoMA's definitive catalogue (endearingly subtitled Dedicated to Jasper Johns and Myself) to the artist's traveling exhibition opening in New York next week. Sabine Breitwieser writes, "Genzken's oeuvre is distinguished by a constant inventiveness, a highly idiosyncratic artistic approach, and an unmistakable idiom within each of her diverse groups of work. Although she has veered off in new, unexpected directions at regular intervals, reviewing her work over the course of four decades reveals a surprising coherence, one rooted in the logic of her successive artistic choices as well as in the way in which her series, in all their remarkable heterogeneity, relate to one another. Individual works, or groups of work, appear as protagonists in an openended play, one in which personal, autobiographical, and fictional elements enter into a dialectic with techno-scientific principles and structural concerns in ways previously considered incompatible."
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