This catalogue was published on the occasion of Isa Genzken’s exhibition at the German Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2007, 10 June – 21 November 2007.

For more than 30 years, the German artist Isa Genzken has been amassing a body of work in sculpture, installation, photography, collage and film. The title of this book and of her installation at the German pavilion plays with the word’s associations as a global and globally contested resource, through a series of sculptural installations invoking in particular America’s dependence on oil.