© Bjørn Melhus/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

Again and Again

The exhibition Again and Again explores the fragile image of the self in video works from the 1990s and 2000s. On view are 12 works that have expanded the spectrum of visual design through the technical possibilities of digital media art.

With Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney, Candice Breitz, Brice Dellsperger, Tracey Emin, Mark Leckey, Kristin Lucas, Bjørn Melhus, Cindy Sherman, Mathilde Ter Heijne and Ryan Trecartin.

From the beginning, video art has been used as a medium of artistic self-reflection, because unlike analogue film, video allows the simultaneous reproduction of the filmed material on a monitor. The analysis of concepts of the self has not lost its relevance to gender research, new scientific developments and the increasing amount of self-presentation in the mass media and on social networks. Using new narrative techniques in media art, such as the loop, multichannel projection and the split screen, artists are constantly expanding their pictorial repertoire.

The connection between psychology and the moving image is investigated by Kristin Lucas (*1968, Davenport, US), Tracey Emin (*1963, Croydon, GB) and Doug Aitken (*1968, Redondo Beach, US) in their work. Mathilde ter Heijne (*1969, Strasbourg, FR), Candice Breitz (*1972, Johannesburg, SA) and Cindy Sherman (*1954 Glen Ridge, US) are concerned with issues of female identity. Brice Dellsperger (*1972, Cannes, FR) Mark Leckey (*1964, Birkenhead, GB), Ryan Trecartin (*1981, Webster, US) and Matthew Barney (*1967, San Francisco, US) expand the spectrum of gender identities and make the boundaries between appear effortless and permeable. The title of the exhibition Again and Again is based on the eponymous single-channel installation by Björn Melhus (*1966, Kirchheim unter Teck, DE), in which he explores the subject of cloning in a humorous manner and which is presented on eight monitors.

Curated by Daniel Milnes


© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD Kunst, Bonn, photo: Thomas Dashuber

Imi Knoebel

Sammlung Goetz

Autumn/Winter 2021

The Sammlung Goetz honors the artist Imi Knoebel on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a retrospective exhibition. The entire spectrum of Knoebel’s artistic oeuvre will be presented, starting with his black and white photographs from the 1960s to his collages made of multicolored paper and his objects cast in concrete and ending with his most recent paintings in acrylic on aluminum. The presentation also includes Knoebel’s geometrical, minimalist works as well as his expressive paintings from the 1980s, which have rarely been shown until now.

© Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten. Works

Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

Autumn/Winter 2021

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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