Isa Genzken

Installation view 1997 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Roman Mensing / artdoc.de

Installation view 1997 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Roman Mensing / artdoc.de

Vollmond [Full Moon]

1997

Object of stainless steel and frosted glass

Height (mast) 14 m, diameter (glass sphere) 2.5 m

 

Location

Meadows on the northwestern shore of Aasee lake below Annette-Allee.

Temporary installation in June 1997 during Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997

 

Isa Genzken

* 1948 in Bad Oldesloe, Germany

lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

For her project Vollmond Isa Genzken created an object on the shore of Aasee lake consisting of a stainless steel mast topped by a sphere of frosted glass that shone day and night. With no other form of illumination in the vicinity, from close the object resembled a street lamp.1 Of this artificially formed celestial body so frequently cited in myths and poetic accounts Genzken says it “appears as a mediator to the natural moon between earth and the sun. And once a month we have the pleasure of seeing two full moons at the same time.”2

 

Alina Beckmann

 

1 Isa Genzken, “Vollmond”, in: Klaus Bußmann, Kasper König and Florian Matzner (eds.), Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997, exhib. cat. Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1997, p. 159.

2 Ibid.

 

Location

  • Still existing
  • Removed

Other Participation

This artist also participated in: 1987 2007