Isa Genzken took this photograph of Michael Asher in 1977, the year they first met. Over a forty-year period, Genzken’s practice and Asher’s aligned in surprisingly fluid ways, despite the visual dissonance of their output. Both mined the formal tenets of sculpture, for example the base, or support structure – whether a plinth or a rolling cart for Genzken, for Asher a wall, window or even an entire city. Both artists present us with alternative (and often discomforting) environments and the critical tools to navigate contradictions around us.
Isa Genzken, USA, 1977
Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin/New York ‘Isa Genzken. I Love Michael Asher’ at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel until 31 December 2016 #HauserWirth #HauserWirthSchimmel #IsaGenzken #MichaelAsher #DTLA #LA #LosAngeles
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