Sculpture Figurative and Abstract

Lane Relyea has an original perspective on the work of sculptors such as Rachel Harrison and Isa Genzken: “What we are looking at here, after all, is figurative sculpture…who or what exactly is it representing?” He answers: “…in the new bricolage we find something like a court art for today’s network paradigm….portraits of the trader, the consultant, the networker or multitasker, the free agent or proximate manager…Too internally diverse and intersected to be constrained by form, such bricolaged statues are also mobile and autonomous enough to escape the fetters of site and circumstance. These are actors who are both embedded and disembedded…their parts never adequately unify, never reach the level of wholeness demanded by the criteria of a self-conscious, self-identical subject. Here the figure is shown always coming apart as much as coming into being and constituting itself.” The title of this piece means a vacationer or someone off work.

Isa Genzken, Urlaub 2004

Isa Genzken, Urlaub 2004

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