My Fetish Years

Edited by Anna Goetz, Thomas Thiel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen.

Text by Anna Goetz, Thomas Thiel, Simon Baier, Stefanie Böttcher.

252 pp.

with 60 black-white and 240 colour illustrations

perfect bound softcover

Leipzig January, 2020

ISBN: 9783959053600

Visual artist Lena Henke often deploys her multifaceted body of sculptural work in large installations. Her works bring to mind urban design and land art, drawing on themes such as interpersonal relationships, sexuality, and fetishism. This monograph is a comprehensive survey of ten years of artistic creation. The publication does not present Henke’s work as a chronological sequence but focuses rather on four central, recurring themes: intervention, appropriation, desire, and Self. The monograph will be published in conjunction with the exhibition Lena Henke: My Fetish Years at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020.

Lena Henke, b. 1982 in Warburg, currently lives and works in New York. She was awarded the 8th Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen.