Der Spiegel 1989-1991 Isa Genzken

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2003, 248 pages (b/w ill.), 30.5 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €55

Isa Genzken’s Der Spiegel 1989-1991 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.

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Isa Genzken – Caroline Van Damme

Published by Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, 1998, 64 pages (b/w ill.), 19 × 25 cm, English

Price: €45 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Isa Genzken – Caroline Van Damme at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, May 17th – July 5th, 1998. Curated by Luk Lambrecht. Designed by Studio Luc Derycke.

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Isa Genzken – Works From 1973 To 1983 Isa Genzken

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2020, 288 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 22 × 28 cm, English

Price: €40

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Isa Genzken – Works From 1973 To 1983, at the Kunsthalle Basel, 5 September, 2020 – 24 January 2021, which is dedicated to the artist’s early oeuvre. The publication opens with works from her time as a student at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts (1973-1977) and details the evolution of her art up to 1983. The works shown include sculptures, computer printouts, extensive series of drawings, photographs and films. The artist blends conceptual approaches with personal themes; many works that initially seem to be exercises in geometric abstraction prove upon closer examination to be traces of her own existence, telling stories of personal relationships and the vagaries of desire.

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Außenprojekte / Projects for Outside Isa Genzken

Published by Galerie Buchholz & Walther König, Köln, 2020, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 28 cm, German / English

Price: €48 (Temporarily out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Isa Genzken: Models for Outdoor Projects, held at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn in 2016. The publication introduces Isa Genzken’s complete 42 projects for outdoor sculptures, from the years 1984-2016. Each project is extensively illustrated, with accompanying texts by Manfred Hermes both in German and English. In addition, the book contains an introductory text by Susanne Kleine.

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Sie sind mein Glück Isa Genzken

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2000, 64 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.5 × 27 cm, German / English

Price: €35

Produced on the occasion of Isa Genzken’s exhibition, Sie sind mein Glück from 11 June – 27 August, 2000 at Kunstverein Braunschweig.
With texts by Diedrich Diederichsen und Rita Kersting and a foreword by Karola Grässlin.

Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

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I’m Isa Genzken, the Only Female Fool Isa Genzken

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2014, 114 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.3 × 21 cm, English/German

Price: €35 (Out of stock)

Copublished with Kunsthalle Wien on the occasion of Isa Genzken’s exhibition I’m Isa Genzken, the Only Female Fool May 28–September 7, 2014h

“The Only Female Fool” is how Isa Genzken describes herself in the self-chosen title of her exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien. This statement is typical of the fluid boundaries between deep seriousness and the exuberant, eccentric spirit that pervades her work. Genzken’s artistic practice is characterized by a wide spectrum of media and forms, although her roots in sculpture always remain visible. The exhibition and catalogue focus on specific aspects of her oeuvre, including the mirror motif, the examination of architecture, and space as a social sphere; where early works are juxtaposed with series from later creative periods. Genzken’s collaboration with other artists and her admiration for certain artistic positions is also brought into focus, and selected works by Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jasper Johns, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Lawrence Weiner are presented in dialogue with Genzken’s multilayered work.

Design by Kummer & Herrman

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