The exhibition “Open, Sesame!” (“Sesam, í–ffne Dich!”) at Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, is a major retrospective at the work of German sculptor Isa Genzken. The show has been developed in cooperation with the Whitechapel Gallery in London. It’s the most comprehensive solo show to date. On display is a selection of over 60 works, spanning Isa Genzken’s artistic career from the aerodynamic wooden sculptures that she made in the 1970s, to her recent installations made of consumer goods and everyday objects.
Isa Genzken (born 1948) lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Hamburg College of Fine Arts, the Berlin University of Fine Arts and the Düsseldorf Art Academy. In 2007, Isa Genzken represented Germany at the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy.
Isa Genzken: Open, Sesame! / Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Opening reception, August 14, 2009. The exhibition runs until November 15, 2009.