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May 202010
 

ISA GENZKEN, Mona Isa, 2010
51,5 x 39,5 cm (print size 42 x 30 cm)
C-print
edition 120 + 20 AP
signed, numbered
published by Texte zur Kunst, Berlin, Germany

 

 

Isa Genzken is in her work definitively challenged by the notion of sculpture and its practice. Here Genzken engages herself with the artist’s self-representation in a tension between a found internet image and her identity showing herself horizontally hidden behind the head of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa“. Genzken says about ready mades: ‘I have always said that with any sculpture you have to be able to say, although this is not a ready-made, it could be one. That’s what a sculpture has to look like. It must have a certain relation to reality’.