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Isa Genzken: Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

By Sponsor in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 15, 2014 5:00AM

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Schauspieler (Actors) (detail), 2013. Mannequin, fabric, shoes, plastic, lacquer, mirror, and color print on paper. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin. Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin © Isa Genzken.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first large-scale American retrospective of Isa Genzken, one of the most important and influential sculptors of our time. This exhibition of work by the renowned Berlin-based German artist is jointly organized by MCA Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Dallas Museum of Art, and seeks to introduce American audiences to the breadth of Genzken’s forty-plus-year career.

Genzken cannot be defined by a single medium or tradition and has made compelling and influential contributions in numerous fields. In recent years, a new generation of artists, curators, and art lovers has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past decade has been particularly productive for Genzken, who has taken her interest in found objects and collage and created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. The range of her achievements—which includes not only three-dimensional works but also paintings, photographs, collages, artist’s books, performances, films, and public sculptures, secures Genzken’s legacy as a transgenerational force in international contemporary art.

Museum hours: Tuesday, 10 am-8 pm, Wed-Sun, 10 am-5 pm
Admission: $12 suggested general admission, $7 students and seniors, free for MCA Members, children under 12, and members of the military; Tuesdays are free for Illinois residents.