To accompany our exhibition Isa Genzken: Basic Research Paintings, the ICA Bookshop has handpicked this great selection of related titles. All titles are available online or in our bookshop on The Mall.
Isa Genzken: Retrospective
Sabine Breitwieser and Laura Hoptman
The definitive monograph on Isa Genzken in the English language, published to coincide with her 2014 MOMA exhibition of the same name, Isa Genzken: Retrospective documents 40 years of the artist’s work covering sculptures, paintings, installations and more.
Nicolaus Schafhausen, Caroline Schneider and Vanessa Joan Müller
Published to coincide with Isa Genzken’s 2000 Urlaub exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein, art historian and curator Vanessa Joan Müller explorers Genzken’s work on the understanding of work and leisure focused around Genzken’s beach house series.
I'm Isa Genzken, the Only Female Fool
The Only Female Fool was Isa Genzken’s 2014 exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien. This catalogue documents her multi-layered canon of sculpture which juxtaposes her early work with later works to present an eclectic representation of the artist.
Isa Genzken: I Love New York, Crazy City
Originally published as three collage books between 1995 and 1996, Isa Genzken: I Love New York, Crazy City is an iconic work on Genzken’s understanding on our everyday existence. It encompasses architecture and the urban environment through to media and advertising, exploring the relationships between the aesthetic and ideology.
October Files 17: Isa Genzken
Complied by Assistant Professor of Art History at Emory University, Lisa Lee, this instalment of the October Files brings together a collection of 17 illustrated essays (including two by the artist herself) on Isa Genzken’s work, inlcuding her critique of conventions of architecture and her sympathy with mass culture.
Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique
Ellen G. Landau
Abstract painting is infamous for its ability to polarise audiences as well as question the very nature of what is considered art. Edited by Ellen G. Landau, Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique is an anthology which compiles key writing on the subject of abstract expressionism between 1937 and 1999.
Art as Research: Opportunities and Challenges
Between the late 1980s and early 1990s, Isa Genzken produced two series of paintings entitled Basic Research and More Light Research. In the Basic Research Paintings currently exhibited at the ICA she uses the abstract to scrutinise the relationship between the micro and the macro. In Art as Research: Opportunities and Challenges, Shaun McNiff looks at the practice of using art as a form of enquiry as opposed to traditional research methodologies.
Gerhard Richter: Text: Writings, Interviews and Letters 1961-2007
Dietmar Elger and Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Isa Genzken was married to Gerhard Richter between1982 and 1993, it was during this period she created her Basic Research and More Light Research paintings, the abstract nature of which has been compared to Richter’s paintings. Gerhard Richter: Text: Writings, Interviews and Letters 1961-2007 compiles key writings on and by Richter focusing on both his private and public life. ■
Isa Genzken: Basic Research Paintings runs 1 Jul 2015 – 6 Sep 2015.