Isa Genzken: Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art
By most accounts, Genzken’s retrospective was more thoughtfully installed and developed clearer claims about the German iconoclast’s enduring influence than the previous iteration at MoMA. Genzken was a brave force amidst the male-dominated art culture in Germany’s reconstruction. Her later works from the aughts forward underscore the trash in Eurotrash and develop a formal language apropos to a world inhabited by problematic assemblages like the great Pacific garbage patch.
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Best of Chicago 2014