© Andrea Zittel, photo: Wilfried Petzi
Sammlung Goetz

Andrea Zittel

I think that the 'desert island' represents our greatest fear and our greatest fantasy. Due to the complexity and contradictions of our needs, I feel compelled to create a complex of works that explores and appeals to these needs." (Andrea Zittel)

Andrea Zittel's artistic career began with the design of space-saving furniture for the cramped quarters in New York apartments, which thus fulfills their needs. While searching for organization systems for all areas of life, she sees herself as both a researcher and a test person. The American artist thus observes herself and her daily routines and subjects herself to experiments in order to find out how a living environment and property can change a person's views and behavior.
With living units, from the beginning of the 1990s, she began designing small, compact units for rationalizing and structuring daily activities. These included areas for eating, sleeping, washing, storage and social activities.
As demand developed for her life management models, Zittel founded A–Z Administrative Services, which united conceptual organization, office, store, lab and housing. In addition to her stationary living structures, which include pieces of clothing and carpets, she also designs mobile living arrangements that focus on the dream of freedom.

The works shown in the Sammlung Goetz exhibit give viewers a comprehensive look at the production of A–Z Administrative Services. Zittel developed her own color scheme for the gallery rooms. Especially for this exhibition, the artist created the work A-Z Cellular Compartment Units customized by Goetz Collection (2002). During the design of this living unit with six compartments, the artist derived inspiration from the architecture of the building designed by Herzog & de Meuron. The interior design and thus the function of the unit were created in close collaboration with the collector. In accordance with the latter's wishes and her provision of certain furnishings, the Cellular Compartment Units are infused by an atmosphere of Zen Buddhism.

Andrea Zittel

151 pages, 86 ill., hardcover
German/English
2003, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-2-4
€ 10,00

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© 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.

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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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