Isa Genzken

  • Isa Genzken

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    MY FIRST OUTDOOR SCULPTURE (CONCRETE, STEEL, 48' 9“ X 36' 9” X 16", EXTENSION TO THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN MÜNSTER, GERMANY), SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER, 1987

    Titles (selection):

    Jeder braucht mindestens ein Fenster, 1992

    Fuck the Bauhaus, 2000

    Sesam Öffne Dich!, 2009

    In Honour of Jasper Johns and Myself, 2011

  • IN CONVERSATION: WHO DO YOU LOVE?

    Isa Genzken: I can give you a little tour of my studio. This is a piece for which I finally found a title today. It’s called Kinder filmen [Children Who Film]. I find it’s a beautiful title.

    Wolfgang Tillmans: That’s what it looks like, children filming.

    IG: [Laughs.] This one of the dolls is new, too.

    WT: Is that one a dog?

    IG: No, it’s actually a little bear. But the ears are no longer there, and that’s why one doesn’t quite know what it is. The children have wreaked some havoc—they’re romping. [Laughter.]

    WT: You suggest that they’re just playing, but do you also see that they’re somehow a bit

  • ELECTORAL COLLAGE: A PORTFOLIO

    FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE INDELIBLE Abu Ghraib photographs this past spring, Richard Serra produced Stop Bush, a print that he has distributed widely both in art venues and in mainstream publications, as well as on the Internet. Serra insists that the piece is not an artwork but rather a “way to just get the message out,” a tack that inspired Artforum to invite other artists to take up the cause. Our brief was simple and open-ended: We asked fourteen artists to make an original contribution to these pages on the occasion of the American presidential election. A few, like Tom Sachs (whose