Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Isa Genzken at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel + Daniel Buchholz

(Hauser Wirth & SchimmelDaniel Buchholz)

Genzken's (post-fucking-the-bauhaus) work is a box containing the sound of its own making. Genzken so loved by artists as a consummate "maker," a producer without pretension or ideology but whose work advocates its creation: the amassment of itself, the making of the work contained within itself, the object created, creative.  Genzken founded strategies rather than objects, an artistic down-shifting, a speed that could overtake. "the most influential living artist not because everything looks like it, but because it predicated a conglomerate speed absorbing any last vestiges of particular attention to individuated objects" i.e. When we see Genzken we react to the deployment or manipulation/alteration to its strategy, the means of attending the object rather than object itself. Weirdly deny the consumptive act of looking by permanently existing in a state of limbo that, with the rise to rule of art's image alongside the internet, allowed its acceleration to not self-deplete under an all seeing eye. See Josef Strau.

See too: DAS INSTITÜT at Serpentine GalleryKAYA at Deborah SchamoniIsa Genzken at David ZwirnerIsa Genzken at Institute of Contemporary ArtJosef Strau at House of Gaga