previews

Venedig, 1993.

Zurich

Isa Genzken

Kunsthalle Zurich
Limmatstrasse 270
July 17–May 15

Fans eager for an overdue Genzken retrospective will have to settle for this survey of her work since 1992, the year the artist took a break from concrete and shifted her material focus to polyurethane (more recently she has also worked in glass). The show takes up where Portikus (Frankfurt) and the Renaissance Society (Chicago) left off a decade ago in their jointly produced look at Genzken’s career. Kunsthalle director Beatrix Ruf has gathered approximately thirty works—and commissioned several installations—that update the artist’s long-term investigation into sculpture’s dialogue with architecture and the built environment. Featuring essays by Ruf and Veit Loers, the new catalogue also offers Genzken’s commentary on her projects.