The SANAA's New Museum displays a work on the facade
A giant rose by Isa Genzken is the new sculpture for the facade of the New Museum in New York
The new work by German artist Isa Genzken for the front of the New Museum in New York finally reached its destination. Its is Rose II, a sculpture that will be installed on the outside of the SANAA building, substituting the acclaimed Hell,Yes! (2001), by Ugo Rondinone, which had been there since December of 2007.
Both works are part of the Façade Sculpture Pragram which was innagurated with the opening of the first museum of the Bowery. The sculpture by Rondine soon became a popular image and intigrated so well into the building that many assumed it was part of the facility. Now is the time for the monumental rose by Genzken, her first public art work for the American public.
The first rose conceived by the artist is from 1993 and later reedited in 2007. It is a piece which explores the path in which we percive objects, their significance, scale, intigration in the surroundings and architecture, nature and spaces destinated to culture.
Although Genzken lives in Berlin she has always had a close relationship with New York since she was a student. Looking back, the artist points out the city has always beeen closely associated to sculpture and adds that the city provides stability and confidence.
The Rose II by Genzken will be on the front of the museum until the end of 2011. The artist born in 1948 represented Germany in the Venice Biennal of 2007. Her work has been exhibited in several occasions all over the world and she was part of the innagural exhibit of the Nueva museum Unmonumental.