Initiales n°11 IG

Initiales, an art and research magazine published by the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, is proud to dedicate its eleventh issue to a major figure of contemporary sculpture, Isa Genzken

To celebrate this artist from Berlin, Initiales gives pride of place to a number of generations of artists inspired by Genzken’s universe. Work by Alexandra Bircken, Camille Blatrix, Jean-Alain Corre, Audrey Dazelle, Jordan Derrien, Rachel Harrison, Renaud Jerez, Florence Schmitt, Armando Andrade Tudela and Sarah Tritz thus enter into a dialogue with views of critics and curators, while a series of theoretical articles from Benjamin Buchloh, Bernhard Rüdiger and Pierre Tillet examine the actual work of the sculptor, from the perfect Ellipsoids from the years 1976-1982, to the more recent, humorous, series of bespectacled Nefertiti, by way of a consideration of social space that translates a number of her architectural projects. At the heart of this Initiales IG, of course, is an encounter with the artist herself, along with a number of precious interviews with those who have known her, including Kim Gordon and Paul Groot. Editorial Board: Claire Moulène, François Aubart, Elsa Boyer, Marie de Brugerolle, Marie Canet, Guillaume Désanges, David-Olivier Lartigaud, Camille Pageard, François Piron, Vincent Romagny, Bernhard Rüdiger. Authors: Armando Andrade Tudela, Camille Azaïs, John Beeson, Alexandra Bircken, Camille Blatrix, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Vincent Ceraudo, Jean-Alain Corre, Audrey Dazelle, Jordan Derrien, Guillaume Désanges, Kim Gordon, Géraldine Gourbe, Paul Groot, Renaud Jerez, Claire Le Restif, Eric Loret, François Piron, Joël Riff, Bernhard Rüdiger, Florence Schmitt, Emmanuel Tibloux, Pierre Tillet, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sarah Tritz.

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