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Imagination Becomes Reality. Part V: Fantasy and Fiction
October 23, 2006 – January 20, 2007 | Goetz Collection

„The last part of our exhibition cycle Imagination Becomes Reality. Part V: Fantasy and Fiction focuses on a group of artists who are partiularly skilled at creating works that give free rein to the viewer´s imagination.“
Ingvild Goetz

Fantasy and Fiction, the last in the five-part exhibition series, showed works based primarily on real situations, facts or specific visual models. In works such as these, the creative process transposes the facticity of an occurrence into a distinct and autonomous visual world that is open to the imagination of the viewer. This, in turn, opens up reality to a fresh and unprejudiced view, resulting in new interpretations and perceptions. The visual world of art lets the image appear as that which it always is: a fiction, both in terms of an intellectual construct and in terms of a genetically determined structure we think we already know. Within the creative process of re-production, reality oscillates between fact and fiction. The world, as we perceive it, is to a large extent a product of our own imagination.
As in the first four chapters of the series, the works shown were not just paintings in the narrower sense, but also included photographs, drawings, objects and videos – works which, on the whole, reflect and adapt painting and, in turn, influence contemporary painting as a visual medium. For all the artists in question, the approach described by James Casebere in an interview holds true: „I have sometimes described my practice as ‚interdisciplinary‘ or ‚multimedia‘, but ultimately even these terms designate academic, institutional categories,and have nothing to do with the practice of making art.“

James Casebere (born 1953 in Lansing, US) lives and works in New York.
Barnaby Hosking (born 1976 in Norwich, UK) lives and works in London.
Zilla Leutenegger (born 1968 in Zürich, CH) lives and works in Zürich.
Magnus Plessen (born 1967 in Hamburg, DE) lives and works in Berlin.
Wilhelm Sasnal (born 1972 in Tarnów, PL) lives and works in Tarnów and Warschau.
Dana Schutz (born 1976 in Livonia, US) lives and works in New York.
Laurie Simmons (born 1949 in Long Island, US) lives and works in New York.
Matthias Weischer (born 1973 in Elte, DE) lives and works in Leipzig.