Isa Genzken

Basic Research Paintings, 1989-1991

29 October 2014 – 1 February 2015

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Curated by Gregor Muir.

The show about Isa Genzken (Germany, 1948) presents, for the first time in Italy, a series from the late 1980s, a corpus of painting works that is less known than the sculptures and installations, for which Genzken is famous. They are monochrome oil paintings whose very name, Basic Research, suggests the start of an exploration and interaction with the environment. The frottages the artist made of her studio floor are half-way between painting and sculpture, and seek to establish nonverbal communication with the surrounding space and the public.