Join us when Paul Schimmel leads a walkthrough of ‘Isa Genzken. I Love Michael Asher,’ the first Los Angeles solo exhibition for the celebrated artist.
Isa Genzken was in her late 20s when she visited Michael Asher in California on a travel grant from Dusseldorf Academy, where she had begun teaching in 1977. At this time, Genzken was producing sleek lacquered wood sculptures known as ‘Ellipsoids’ and ‘Hyperbolos.’ This minimalist body of work, which lasted through the early 1980s, engaged with spatial and social aspects of line, mass, scale, color and movement through and around the works.
Since their meeting, Genzken’s diverse practice has encompassed sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. Her work borrows from the aesthetics of Minimalism, punk culture and assemblage art to confront the conditions of human experience in contemporary society and the uneasy social climate of capitalism.
Formerly Chief Curator of the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now Orange County Museum of Art), Newport Beach CA, and for two decades Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles CA, Paul Schimmel has played a pivotal role in establishing Southern California’s unique contemporary art scene as a potent force on the global cultural stage. In a slew of memorable exhibitions and publications, he has examined the artists whose work and lives have defined the city.
This event is free, but reservation is required.
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