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STILL LIFE. Photography from the Stiftung Ann und Jürgen Wilde in Dialogue with works from the Sammlung Goetz

The presentation in the Pinakothek der Moderne of still life photographs from the Ann and Jürgen Wilde Foundation and the Sammlung Goetz continues the dialogue between works of different collections that began with the show Au rendez-vous des amis.

With Florence Henri, Albert Renger-Patzsch and Wolfgang Tillmans.

The focus of the current presentation is photography, an artform that experienced great shifts in aesthetics and reception during the twentieth century. Both collections were built by private individuals and reflect their creators’ distinct interests. The collection of Ann and Jürgen Wilde focuses on avant-garde artists from the 1920s and 1930s, while the Sammlung Goetz aspires to build a bridge between contemporary art and other artistic media and processes. For the juxtaposition of the impressive holdings of both collections, the curators have selected the still life, a genre that has its roots in painting but continues to play an essential role in photographic images today.

Curated by Simone Förster and Karsten Löckemann



 Pinakotheken München
Pinakothek der Moderne

Au rendez-vous des amis. Modernism in Dialogue with Contemporary Art from the Sammlung Goetz

176 pages, 100 ill., hardcover
2021, Hirmer Verlag, Munich
ISBN 978-3-7774-3766-8
€ 29,90

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Upcoming exhibitions

© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, photo: Johannes Haslinger

Imi Knoebel

| Sammlung Goetz

With a retrospective exhibition, the Sammlung Goetz will honor the artist Imi Knoebel, who developed his own minimalist and conceptual formal vocabulary. The entire breadth of Knoebel’s artistic output—from the black-and-white photographs of the 1960s to the fiberboard paintings and objects made of cast concrete and finally his most recent acrylic paintings on aluminum—will be on view. The presentation includes not only the artist’s geometric and minimalist works, but also his rarely exhibited expressive paintings from the 1980s.

© Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten

| Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

The American artist Barbara Kasten has created an impressive artistic oeuvre over her career spanning from the 1970s to the present. At the center of Kasten’s work are her abstract, geometric color photographs from the 1980s, which explore the interplay of light and dark and afford new spatial experiences. The Sammlung Goetz, which has extensive holdings of works by Kasten, is mounting the artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. A selection of the extensive retrospective will be on view in the Sammlung Goetz in Munich.

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