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Isa Genzken
Rose II




<i>Rose II </i>, Isa Genzken, Façade of The New Museum, NYC,  2010-2013

Rose II , Isa Genzken, Façade of The New Museum, NYC, 2010-2013

Rose II was the second artwork in a series for the façade of the New Museum, and Isa Genzken’s first public sculpture in the United States.  At 28 feet tall, the piece considers the way we perceive scale, and the integration of architecture, nature and material culture. 

Isa Genzken (b.1948, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. She was featured in the exhibition Unmonumental, the survey that inaugurated this building. She works in a wide variety of media including sculpture, video, photography, works on paper, canvas with oil, collage, books scripts and recording. She has visited New York City, a place that she loves, for more than 40 years.

Genzken represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 2007.  Her exhibition history includes: Documenta, 2002, and a major retrospective in 2009, jointly organized by the Museum Ludwig, Cologne and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Other solo exhibitions in the past decade include Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; the Camden Arts Centre, London ;the Photographers' Gallery, London; the Kunsthalle Zürich ; and the Lenbachhaus, Munich. Artist Dan Graham included Genzken's work in his "Deep Comedy" show at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, in 2008.[38] Her recent shows included collaborative work with Kai Althoff[39] and Wolfgang Tillmans. In 2015/16 she organized the exhibition 'Mach dich hübsch' in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. 


Rose II, 2007

Stainless steel, aluminum, lacquer
Height: 314.96 inches (800 cm)

Photo by Naho Kubota. Courtesy New Museum, New York


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