• Isa Genzken

    The Renaissance Society

    Isa Genzken called this overview of her work since 1976 “Jeder braucht mindestens ein Fenster” (Everyone needs at least one window). The title refers directly to some of her most recent interests, serving as an apt metaphor for a body of seemingly divergent work. In a series of photographs from 1980, Genzken examines the multifoliate physiognomy of women’s ears, celebrating in close-up detail the design of pinna and lobe: ears as windows for the body, orifices functioning as intermediaries between the self and the surrounding world. The architecture of the ear is examined as an independent

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