An afternoon of panel discussions, presentations and lectures to discuss and explore Isa Genzken’s work in depth. Presenting many aspects of her practice, this event brings together a select group of international guests, all of whom are inextricably linked to Genzken’s life and career. They will contribute to an afternoon of panel discussions, presentations and lectures. With Alex Farquharson, Kasper König, Vanessa Joan Müller, Juliane Rebentisch and Karel Schampers.

Program Isa Genzken Special
Saturday March 24, 4 – 8 p.m.

4:00 p.m. Welcome by Nicolaus Schafhausen
Introduction by Sophie von Olfers

4:30 p.m. Lecture by Alex Farquharson, Isa Genzken: World Receiver

5:15 p.m. Lecture by Juliane Rebentisch, The dialectics of beauty

6:00 p.m. Break

6:30 p.m. Paneldiscussion with Kasper König, Karel Schampers and Nicolaus Schafhausen. Chaired by Vanessa Joan Müller

7:15 p.m. Drinks

About the participants:
Alex Farquharson is a critic and curator based in London
Kasper König is the director of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Vanessa Joan Müller is the artistic director of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Sophie von Olfers is assistant curator at Witte de With and coordinates the German pavilion
Juliane Rebentisch is a philosopher based in Berlin
Nicolaus Schafhausen is the director of Witte de With and curator of the German pavilion
Karel Schampers is the director of the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

The core team of the German Pavilion includes: Nicolaus Schafhausen, director of Witte de With as curator; Sophie von Olfers, assistant curator at Witte de With as project coordinator; Paul van Gennip, deputy director at Witte de With as head of technical realisation, together with Berlin-based architect Roger Bundschuh. Sven Bergmann, head of press at K20K21, Kunstsammlung Nord Rein Westfahlen, Düsseldorf, is responsible for press and Markus Weisbeck, Surface Gesellschaeft fur Gestaltung, Frankfurt, for the graphic design.

The German Pavilion at the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale die Venezia 2007 is commissioned and sponsored by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, and co-organised by Germany’s Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. The main sponsor of the pavilion is Deutsche Bank.
Media partners are DW-TV Deutsche Welle and Vogue Germany. The pavilion is supported by AXA Art Kunstversicherung AG and realised by the production team of Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art.