Using the language of capitalism (and its aesthetics, as with her use of actual currency in her canvases), Genzken examines the self and how it exists in society, using the aesthetics of punk, Minimalism and assemblage-like art to poke at the purse string seams of the modern human experience.
Genzken builds on a multi-decade oeuvre of sculpture, photography, found-object installation, painting, and drawing, and uses her exploration of capitalism as one of art itself. Playing with the concept of art as investment, disassociating money from its role as currency and observing it as a material object and social artefact first, Genzken lends to her canvases the raw, aggressive, and at times volatile energy of the financial markets themselves.
See the exhibition page for details. **
Image: Isa Genzken, ‘Geldbild XLII’ (2014). © Isa Genzken, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth London.
Header image: Isa Genzken, ‘Geldbild IX’ (2014). © Isa Genzken, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth London.