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Why I Never Became a Dancer. Goetz Collection at Haus der Kunst
September 30, 2011 – April 1, 2012 | Goetz Collection at Haus der Kunst, Munich

Why I Never Became a Dancer was the second exhibition to be mounted at Haus der Kunst as a joint project with the Goetz Collection. It presented 15 video works by international artists addressing the theme of youth and exploring the social behavioural patterns of young people both privately and within the wider community. The focus was not only on today’s generation but also on youth culture in the past thirty years.

“Every generation has its own idols, its own language, its own music, fashion and forms of expression. Until they have found those, young people try out everything from alternative lifestyles to drugs to the virtual world of the internet. I’d like to show that here." (Ingvild Goetz)

Tracey Emin‘s work Why I Never Became a Dancer, from which the exhibition takes its name, invites viewers into the world of her youth in Margate, England, and her dreams of escaping small-town life. In Rineke Dijkstra‘s The Buzzclub, Liverpool, UK/ Mysteryworld, Zaandam, NL young people in empty spaces reconstruct the moves they had just moments ago been making in a crowded room. In this way, the artist shows the viewer an isolated model situation. Doug Aitken‘s i am in you, with its associative film sequences, reveals the lifeworld of a little girl.

Works in the exhibition:
Doug Aitken i am in you (linear version), 2000
Andrea Bowers Democracy's Body - Dance Dance Revolution, 2001
Martin Brand Station, 2004
Cao Fei RMB City Opera, 2010
Rineke Dijkstra The Buzzclub, Liverpool, UK / Mysteryworld, Zaandam, NL, 1996/97
Tracey Emin Why I Never Became a Dancer, 1995
Nina Könnemann Pleasure Beach, 2001
Mark Leckey Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, 1999; LondonAtella, 2002
Paul Pfeiffer Live from Neverland, 2006
Beat Streuli Allen Street II 5-29-94, 1994
Ryan Trecartin Valentine’s Day Girl, 2001
Rosemarie Trockel Yvonne, 1997
Gillian Wearing 10-16, 1997
Tobias Zielony Behind the Block, 2004