About the Talk
Isa Genzken is considered one of the most influential artists of the past four decades, with her work exploring mediums ranging from painting, collage, photograph, drawing, film, and sculpture to an artist’s book. While recognized for the variance and multiplicity within her work, it is sculpture that has always remained at the heart of her practice. Combining seemingly disparate materials within her sculptures, Genzken investigates intersecting relationships, such as those found between the commercial and the urban or the architectural and the ideological, while also questioning contemporary socio-political structures. It remains no surprise, then, that recurrent in the artist’s practice has been an engagement with public space, reflecting her longstanding interest in scale, material, architecture and urbanism. Her most well known outdoor sculptures include Rose II, which was installed on the façade of the New Museum in 2007 and is currently on view in the Museum of Modern Art sculpture garden, and Two Orchids, a sculpture that will rise to 34 feet at the southeast entrance to Central Park beginning March 1, and which was originally shown at the 56th Venice Bienniale.
For the Public Art Fund Talk at the New School, Genzken will be in conversation with Randy Kennedy, art writer at The New York Times, whose extensive interview with the artist was published on the occasion of her 2013 Museum of Modern Art retrospective, her longtime dealer and friend Daniel Buchholz of Galerie Buchholz, and Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, who organized the New York City debut of Two Orchids.
***This event is now SOLD OUT. On the night of the 29th, we will be accepting walk-ups to fill empty seats on a first come, first served basis.***
Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
This program is made possible in part by Con Edison and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.