ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Isa Genzken

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


"There is a permanent misunderstanding regarding the materials I use. I am not interested in readymades. The meaning is in the combination of things. In a time such as the present one, a time when things go to seed, it is important to use cheap materials. People then always say, "Home improvement store." That's complete bullshit. I want to animate the viewers, hold a mirror up to them, yes. It's complicated, but I'll leave it to the art historians to analyze that. I don't just walk into the home improvement store."
Isa Genzken, excerpted from a conversation with Nicolaus Schafhausen in Oil: German Pavilion in Venice 2007.

     

ACTIVE BACKLIST

Isa Genzken: Retrospective

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Text by Sabine Breitwieser, Laura Hoptman, Michael Darling, Jeffrey Grove, Lisa Lee.

Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 315 pgs / 320 color. | 12/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780870708862 | $75.00


Isa Genzken: Oil

DUMONT BUCHVERLAG
Edited by Juliane Joan Rebentisch. Text by Vanessa J. Müller, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Liam Gillick.

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 212 pgs / 93 color. | 2/28/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783832177973 | $59.95


Isa Genzken: I Love New York, Crazy City

JRP|RINGIER
Edited by Beatrix Ruf.

Hardback, 12 x 15 in. / 460 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 1/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701098 | $100.00


        

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Isa Genzken: Open Sesame

WALTHER KöNIG
Edited by Iwona Blazwick. Foreword by Kasper Koenig. Text by Yves-Alain Bois, Ulrich Loock.

Hbk, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 248 pgs / 202 color. | 8/31/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9783865606105 | $66.00


Isa Genzken: Der Spiegel 1989-1991

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Artwork by Isa Genzken.

Paperback, 12 x 8.5 in. / 248 pgs / 121 bw. | 8/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9783883756455 | $45.00


Isa Genzken: Catalogue Raisonné 1992-2003

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Edited by Veit Loers and Beatrix Ruf. Essays by Diedrich Diederichsen, Vanessa Joan Müller and Josef Strau.

Hardcover, 10 x 12.75 in. / 196 pgs / 100 color / 220 bw. | 8/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9783883756882 | $55.00


Isa Genzken: Sie Sind Mein Gluck

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Essays by Diedrich Diederichsen and Rita Kersting, Foreword by Karola Grässlin.

Paperback, 8.75 x 10.5 in. / 64 pgs / 24 color | 1/2/2002 | Not available
ISBN 9783775790604 | $24.95


Isa Genzken: RetrospectiveIsa Genzken: Retrospective

Dedicated to Jasper Johns and Myself

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Text by Sabine Breitwieser, Laura Hoptman, Michael Darling, Jeffrey Grove, Lisa Lee.

Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years, yet the breadth of her achievement--which spans sculptures, paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist’s books, films, installations and public works--is still largely unknown in the United States. Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s epically diverse body of work, this publication encompasses Genzken’s work in all media over the past 40 years and is the most complete monograph on the artist available in English. Genzken has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation of artists has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past ten years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. The catalogue presents Genzken’s career, through essays exploring the unfolding of her practice from 1973 until today, as well as an expansive plate section that provides a chronological overview of all her most important bodies of work and key exhibitions.
Born in Germany in 1948, Isa Genzken is one of Germany’s most important living artists. In the mid-1970s, as a student at Düsseldorf’s renowned Kunstakademie, she created geometric wood sculptures, which gained her early international acclaim (she exhibited these works at Documenta 7 and the Venice Biennale in 1982). Since then, she has made sculptures in plaster, concrete and epoxy resin. Ranging in size from maquettes to monumental, these abstract works are influenced by Minimalism, but are decidedly narrative. Paintings that examine ideas of surface and light, as well as photographs, collages, artist’s books and films, followed in the 1990s. From the late 90s on, Genzken began to create increasingly complex sculptural installations.

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Isa Genzken: OilIsa Genzken: Oil

German Pavilion in Venice 2007

Published by DuMont Buchverlag.
Edited by Juliane Joan Rebentisch. Text by Vanessa J. Müller, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Liam Gillick.

For more than 30 years, the German artist Isa Genzken (born 1948) has been amassing a body of work in sculpture, installation, photography, collage and film. As one of Germany's brightest stars in the art world, she was well suited to represent her country at the Venice Biennale in 2007, an occasion which this volume commemorates. The title of this book and of her installation at the German pavilion plays with the word's associations as a global and globally contested resource, through a series of sculptural installations invoking in particular America's dependence on oil.

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DUMONT BUCHVERLAG

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 212 pgs / 93 color.

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Isa Genzken: Open SesameIsa Genzken: Open Sesame

Published by Walther König.
Edited by Iwona Blazwick. Foreword by Kasper Koenig. Text by Yves-Alain Bois, Ulrich Loock.

Retrospektive covers more than three decades of Berlin-based Isa Genzken's career, with over 150 images, some of which are published here for the first time. Although she works in a variety of media, Genzken is best known for her architectural sculptures made from colorful materials, including mirrored sheets, fluorescent plastic and glass. A catalogue for Open, Sesame!, Genzken's retrospective exhibition at Cologne's Museum Ludwig and London's Whitechapel Gallery, this volume offers the most definitive look yet at an influential and notoriously reclusive artist. Featured are essays by renowned critic Yves-Alain Bois, curators Ulrich Loocks, Donna De Salvo and Ian White, an interview with Museum Ludwig Director Kasper König and contributions from artists Dan Graham, Wolfgang Tillmans and Lawrence Weiner.

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WALTHER KöNIG

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Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 248 pgs / 202 color.

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PUB DATE 8/31/2009
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Isa Genzken: I Love New York, Crazy CityIsa Genzken: I Love New York, Crazy City

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Beatrix Ruf.

New York's public-relations campaign is not likely to add “crazy city” to its already famous heart-icon declaration of love, but few would dispute the truth of noted German sculptor Isa Genzken's extension of it. Only a mind as oriented toward heterogeneity as hers could capture New York in all its insane glory. These three slipcased artist's books from the time Genzken spent in New York a decade ago are published here for the first time. The collection both illuminates the working methods she uses in her sculptures and stands alone as a work of art itself. The books contain, as do her other works, thoughtful if sundry conglomerations of the items that shape our everyday existence from design, advertising and the media. Particularly important to her are the relationships in the urban environment between public and private space, artistic autonomy and collective experience. These explorations, as a window into the mind of this important artist or a window looking out onto the city, will bring repeated enjoyment and insight.

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JRP|RINGIER

BOOK FORMAT
Hardback, 12 x 15 in. / 460 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 1/15/2006
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Isa Genzken: Der Spiegel 1989-1991Isa Genzken: Der Spiegel 1989-1991

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Artwork by Isa Genzken.

Isa Genzken's Der Spiegel 1989-1991 is a limited-edition artist's book of deceptive simplicity: it consists of 121 reproductions of black-and-white photographs cut out of the influential German newsweekly Der Spiegel over a period of three years. The images are presented starkly, bereft of photo credits or captions: having been freed from their usual meaning-giving context, the images assume a mystery and free-floating universality as the viewer unconsciously struggles to recall the specificity of the sensational news story and headline to which they were once attached. The book is produced in a limited edition of 700 numbered copies.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paperback, 12 x 8.5 in. / 248 pgs / 121 bw.

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PUB DATE 8/2/2003
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Isa Genzken: Catalogue Raisonné 1992-2003Isa Genzken: Catalogue Raisonné 1992-2003

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited by Veit Loers and Beatrix Ruf. Essays by Diedrich Diederichsen, Vanessa Joan Müller and Josef Strau.

In the 25 years since she has been active as an artist, Isa Genzken has created a wide-ranging, multi-faceted body of work. From her inhospitable, ruin-like concrete sculptures to the uncannily fragile and wondrously beautiful New Buildings for Berlin (seen at Documenta11), she has acknowledged modernism as both model and loss. With large-format exhibition pictures, essays, and a detailed catalogue raisonnª.

PUBLISHER
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Hardcover, 10 x 12.75 in. / 196 pgs / 100 color / 220 bw.

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PUB DATE 8/2/2003
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Isa Genzken: Sie Sind Mein GluckIsa Genzken: Sie Sind Mein Gluck

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essays by Diedrich Diederichsen and Rita Kersting, Foreword by Karola Grässlin.

This monograph on the German artist Isa Genzken presents her installation and sculptural work that, for over two decades, has been approaching the border with architecture by considering such issues as the interface between interior and exterior and questions of surface and fragility.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.75 x 10.5 in. / 64 pgs / 24 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/2/2002
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STATUS: Out of print | 12/19/2005

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