David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of works by German artist Isa Genzken, who gained prominence for her avant-garde works that probs the shifting boundaries between art, design, architecture, technology, and the individual. On view at the gallery’s Hong Kong location, this will be the first solo presentation of Genzken’s work in Greater China. The show coincides with the ongoing presentation of the artist’s Rose II (2007) at K11 Musea, Hong Kong, and her solo exhibition Isa Genzken: Here and Now at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany.
This exhibition will present key works from the past ten years of Genzken’s career. Among the selection on view will be an installation of Genzken’s recent “tower” and “column” sculptures. These works stem from the artist’s decades-long fascination with architecture and urban skylines. At once makeshift and monumental, these architectonic forms consist of vertical structures of medium-density fiberboard adorned with mirror foil, spray paint, and other media, complicating the distinctions between surface and depth, and interior and exterior space.
Other highlights include freestanding floor sculptures from Genzken’s Schauspieler (Actors) series and wall-mounted works consisting of various industrially produced materials and commodities layered with photographs and imagery.
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