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Felix Gonzalez-Torres – Roni Horn
May 13 – October 28, 1995 | Goetz Collection

"When you travel, it's also about dying. In the end, it's about death."
Felix Gonzalez-Torres

The exchange of gold was the starting point for the dialogue between Felix Gonzales-Torres and Roni Horn. Deeply moved by Roni Horn's work Forms from the Gold Field, 1980-82, a wafer-thin fragile mat made of two pounds of pure gold, Torres expressed his admiration to her. Several days later, Horn sent him a rectangular piece of gold leaf as a sign of her affinity. With this, she was not only alluding to their common artistic vision but also to Torres's sculptural stacks of paper inviting exhibition visitors to participate in the artwork. Torres then dedicated his work Untitled (Placebo – Landscape for Roni), 1993 – a huge field of candies wrapped in gold cellophane – to her.

Sammlung Goetz unites the two contrasting artists, who have so much in common in addition to gold, in a duo exhibition. Both Gonzales-Torres as well as Horn deal with the metaphysics of travel, the transformation of places, remembrance and transience. Installations, sculptures, objects, photographs and drawings from the 1980s and 1990s are presented.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres painted a portrait of Ingvild Goetz for the new gallery building by architects Herzog & de Meuron. The image made of words from personal and collective memories of the collector was glued to the semi-transparent strip windows and is thus permanently conjoined with the building. Gonzales-Torres's poster campaign for his work Untitled, 1994, in the public space, however, is temporary. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, he posted photographs of a man behind a gauze curtain at various places in Munich.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (born in 1957 in Guaimaro, Cuba, died in 1996 in Miami, Florida) lived and worked in New York, US.

Roni Horn (born in 1955 in New York, US) lives and works in New York, US.

For the exhibition opening, a symposium with lectures by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn will be held.
05/15/1995 | Academy of Fine Arts, Munich