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Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

German sculptor is keeping it real(ish)...

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

From the towering photographic collages to the unlikely pedestal pieces and outlandishly adorned mannequin figures, Genzken never ceases to both challenge and entertain...

Isa Genzken
Installation view, ‘Isa Genzken’, Hauser & Wirth London, England, 2012
© Isa Genzken
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Photo: Alex Delfanne

The German sculptor Isa Genzken once told photographer Wolfgang Tillmans that sculpture “must have a certain relation to reality”. At first glance, her work’s link to the real world seems tentative, at best.

But look a little closer and the seemingly surreal reveals itself to be exactly the opposite, examining the world as it is, albeit from a very different perspective. Using just about every medium you can think of, Genzken pieces together seemingly disparate subjects to form a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

A collection of new and recent works by the veteran artist is currently on display at Hauser and Wirth on London’s Savile Row. From the towering photographic collages to the unlikely pedestal pieces and outlandishly adorned mannequin figures, Genzken never ceases to both challenge and entertain. You have until 12th January.

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Isa Genzken
Installation view, ‘Isa Genzken’, Hauser & Wirth London, England, 2012
© Isa Genzken
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Isa Genzken
Untitled
2012
photographic print on canvas, mirror foil, lacquer
100.5 x 70 x 2 cm / 39 5/8 x 27 1/2 x 3/4 in

© Isa Genzken
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Isa Genzken
Untitled
2012
MDF, metal, plastic, glass, mirror foil, perspex, globe, plastic figure, casters
24 x 55 x 100 cm / 96 1/2 x 21 5/8 x 39 3/8 in
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Isa Genzken
Untitled
2012
Colour prints, tape, paint, mirror foil, perspex, photographs
218 x 132.5 cm / 85 7/8 x 52 1/8 in

© Isa Genzken
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Isa Genzken
Installation view, ‘Isa Genzken’, Hauser & Wirth London, England, 2012
© Isa Genzken
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Isa Genzken
Installation view, ‘Isa Genzken’, Hauser & Wirth London, England, 2012
© Isa Genzken
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

Isa Genzken
Untitled (detail)
2012

© Isa Genzken
Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Photo: Alex Delfanne

Isa Genzken
Hauser & Wirth London, Savile Row
15 November 2012 – 12 January 2013
www.hauserwirth.com

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