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Imagination Becomes Reality. Part III: Talking Pictures
February 20 – June 3, 2006 | Goetz Collection

„In Talking Pictures, the third part of my Imagination becomes Reality series of exhibitions, I should like to present some unashamedly narrative works of artitsts from the collection. Using film or canvas, they confront us with stories or fragments that we can elaborate in our own imaginations. The strong narrative accent in the various works of these artists ahould nevertheless not prevent us from seeing in them representative views of where painting stands today.“
Ingvild Goetz

Talking Pictures is not so much about images that actually „talk“ – in the sense of films, videos and soundtracks underscored with monologues, dialogued, texts and language. Instead it is more about the specific qualities and possibilities of the visual and how the viewer can relate to them. This is a quality derived from the history of painting. As long as painting deployed comprehensible signs, colour chords, compositions, moods and motifs, these were universally legible. Today, however, we have to ask ourselves just which visual elements of the media are still universally legible and which are comprehensible only to an open-minded and at the same time highly individualised viewpoint. This exhibition addressed some key issues rooted in the history and function of painting as a means of visual communication and transposed them to the multiplicity of contemporary art production. Talking Pictures explored the issue of how images become „talking pictures“ that convey specific and precise statements to the viewer.

Nigel Cooke (born 1973 in Manchester, UK) lives and works in London.
Peter Doig (born 1959 in Edinburgh, UK) lives and works in Port of Spain, TT.
Inka Essenhigh (born 1969 in Bellefonte, US) lives and works in New York.
William Kentridge (born 1955 in Johannesburg, ZA) lives and works in Johannesburg.
Jochen Kuhn (born 1954 in Wiesbaden, DE) lives and works in Ludwigsburg.
Rosilene Luduvico (born 1969 in Espirito Santo, BR) lives and works in Düsseldorf, DE.
Michael Raedecker (born 1963 in Amsterdam, NL) lives and works in London, UK.
Hiroshi Sugito (born 1970 in Nagoya, JP) lives and works in Nagoya.
David Thorpe (born 1972 in London, UK) lives and works in London.