Isa Genzken at David Zwirner

February 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Artists, New York City

Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2006

Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2006, installation overview

One of the more engaging sculpture shows we saw in Chelsea, Isa Genzken: New Work is at once playful and sober-minded. While the wall work captures more of my aesthetic interest, the series of modified wheelchairs (each is an individual work, not one large installation), is haunting in its implications.

David Zwirner seems to always be a worthwhile stop. Toba Khedoori‘s paintings are clever and lovely, and Francis Alÿs‘s intensive project, SOMETIMES DOING SOMETHING POETIC CAN BECOME POLITICAL AND SOMETIMES DOING SOMETHING POLITICAL CAN BECOME POETIC is meaty as well as visually compelling.

Isa Genzken: New Work
David Zwirner
Feb 15-Mar 17

Category: Artists · New York City

2 Comments so far ↓

  • ken

    Saw the show too. I wonder how playful people who actually have to live in a wheel think it is. Interesting at first. Then annoying. She often uses elements that get a rise too easily. Her best work shows more restraint and less shooting from the hip.

  • ken

    correction of my previous post: wheel should read wheelchair.
    sorry for the inconvenience

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