Isa Genzken: Open Sesame!


Isa Genzken is one of the leading contemporary artists of our time. Her works have been enthusiastically received at the documenta and the Sculpture Projects in Münster. In 2007 Genzken was commissioned to design the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennial. Her extensive range of works includes sculptures, installations, projects in public space, photos, collages, films and works on paper. Genzken's artworks are highly adaptable to the current social, political and economic situations of our day. She works with an impressively diverse range of media and addresses a wide array of compelling subjects. With approximately 100 works and groups of works, this retrospective offered a unique overview of Genzken's artistic development from the late 1960s to the present.
The works on display were supplemented by documentary material on Genzken's exhibition activities and her work on projects in public space.

The renowned Whitechapel Gallery in London has chosen to reopen in 2009 with the retrospective of Isa Genzken. Following its presentation in London, Kasper König, together with Genzken, prepared the exhibition for display at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

Artistic director: Kasper König
Artist: Isa Genzken

Venues and schedule:
Whitechapel Gallery London: 5 Apr. - 21 June 2009
Museum Ludwig, Cologne: 15 Aug. - 15 Nov. 2009


Museum Ludwig

Bischofgartenstraße 1
50667 Köln (external link, opens in a new window)