Zwei Bügelbretter

  • 2008
  • Isa Genzken
  • Painted steel, electrical cable, artificial flowers
  • 86 x 158 x 120 cm
The latter, decorated with flowers and a strip of material, appears, with its bright colours and dynamic position, to be an ironic reference to the freer but more complicated position of women in modern society.

© Adagp, Paris, 2014. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo © Adagp, Paris, 2015. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo


Isa Genzken

For more than 30 years, Isa Genzken has been making multi-faceted work involving a wide variety of mediums and approaches, which have led her from sophisticated minimalist forms to a profusion of hybrid, "DIY" constructions.

The relationship with architecture and monuments plays a fundamental role in her work. Genzken began using computers very early in her career to create her first sculptures. In the 1980s she returned to working directly with materials, first plaster, then raw concrete, coloured translucent resin and mirror, creating streamlined forms that reference modernist architecture. As of 1997, her assemblage pieces, in part a fantastical interpretation of the urban and social context, have drawn on the pop quality of consumer products to highlight their forms and colours.

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