Friday, November 21, 2014

Isa Genzken

German artist Isa Genzken is next on our list of artists from the 120 artists featured in the 2007 show WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution - Curated for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA).

Berlin artist Isa Genzken has shattered countless glass ceilings throughout her four-decade career, while inextricably transforming her audiences by mirroring them in the shards. Defying the boys' club of Germany's postwar art hotbed in the '70s and '80s, she went against the proverbial grain carved out by icons Joseph Beuys, Sigmund Polke, Gerhard Richter, and Bernd Becher to define herself.

©Isa Genzken - Kinder Filmen 1
As one of only five female artists to whom MoMA granted a solo exhibition over the last decade, her latest "Isa Genzken: Retrospective" brought her to the cutting edge of New York's male-dominated art scene. With an oeuvre spanning an astonishing multiplicity of approaches from assemblage to sculpture to painting to photography to large-scale installations, Genzken simply can't be defined by a single medium.  [from Interview Magazine - Isa Genzken The Artist Who Doesn't Do Interviews by Emily Wasik]

©Isa Genzken - Schauspieler

Artists should not look to the left or the right. Art should be strong and nonconformist—and most importantly, art should always be personal.  ~Isa Genzken

©Isa Genzken - Untitled (2012)
Iza Genzken: Retrospective is currently at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) through January 4th.  I hope you will have the opportunity to check it out!

Hope you have a fantastic Friday and weekend!  Can you believe it?  Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!??   Impossible!   :) 

Inspiration Sunday is coming up! 

'Til then!