About the talk

Lena Henke draws a connection between two of her exhibition projects. For the show “An Idea of Late German Sculpture; To the People of New York” (2018) at the Kunsthalle Zurich, she created plastic works with references to 20th century artists and architects, including Jacques Lipchitz, Giorgio de Chirico, Le Corbusier, and Aldo Rossi. The exhibition “Germanic Artefacts” (2019) at New York’s Bortolami Gallery presents the results of Henke’s research on the habits of the Germanic tribes in the 4th century B.C. Henke identifies links between the two exhibition projects in the exploration of cultural history, the foundations of architecture, and molding as a feminine principle.

“I thought about sculpture as feminized mold making.”

– Lena Henke