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Street Life & Home Stories. Photographs from the Goetz Collection
June 1 – September 11, 2011 | Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

The Street Life & Home Stories exhibition brought together the work of 25 artists represented in the photographic holdings of the Goetz Collection, featuring life stories documented on camera referencing social and political themes beyond the constraints of the purely subjective moment captured in the scene itself. Thoroughly contemporary takes on life were juxtaposed with works by long-established artists, providing, for the first time, a wide-ranging view of the collection of some 1300 photographs.
The concept behind the exhibition was to show the interaction between various era and approaches, without being didactic or strictly chronological, and to put the focus firmly on the city, the street and the domestic environment as the main stage on which social and political issues are played out.

Among the works in this cross-generational exhibition, the photographs by Evelyn Hofer and Tobia Zelony’s images of the US town of Trona provided compelling portrayals of the interaction between the individual and the environment, while at the same time showing places that symbolise a certain way of life and even destiny. The juxtaposition of such important photographers from both past and present – such as August Sander and Wolfgang Tillmans – provided an insight not only into the differences but also into the similarities of artistic approaches to photography across the ages. Post-feminist positions by Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin reminded viewers of the boundaries of identity and society, and the limits of convention and freedom.
The urban environment in all its ambiguity – inside and outside, street and home – became the face, the symbol and ultimately the stage of economic decline, human destiny and abject tragedy.
Street Life & Home Stories was a joint project between the Museum Villa Stuck and the Goetz Collection. The exhibition was based on a concept by Ingvild Goetz, Karsten Löckemann, Michael Buhrs and Verena Hein, and was curated by Verena Hein and Karsten Löckemann.

List of Artists:
Francis Alÿs, Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus, Stan Douglas, William Eggleston, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Ed van der Elsken, Walker Evans, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Evelyn Hofer, Candida Höfer, Sven Johne, Steve McQueen, Robin Rhode, Daniela Rossell, August Sander, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, Tobias Zielony.