© Andreas Slominski, photo: Thomas Dashuber
Sammlung Goetz

Andreas Slominski

Andreas Slominski’s predominantly conceptual oeuvre features sculptural objects and performances, often addressing everyday objects and placing them in a new context. Slominski’s art is seductive. It lures the viewer into a trap in which firmly held perceptions are called into question; it dazzles and at the same time demands closer scrutiny.

Slominski first burst onto the international scene with the traps that have been an integral part of his oeuvre since the mid-1980s. This exhibition opened with his Rattenfalle (Rat Trap) (1998), Trap for Birds of Prey (1999) and Vogelfalle (Bird Trap) (2000). The trap is both a mechanical instrument and a metaphor, functioning through the power of enticement by setting out bait that momentarily dazzles. Once the trap snaps closed, its captive is suddenly exposed to a physical, emotional or intellectual shock that generates an energetic outburst of feelings. The trap embodies power, deception and dominion as well as underhand slyness. The artist plays on familiar connotations, with the result that the viewer often feels caught out and even victimised.
Models of mills form another important component of Slominksi’s work. He is interested in the many different functions they perform, both physically and associatively, which may not necessarily be immediately evident. Presenting them in miniature form breaks the mould of the original function.
In Slominski’s ‘Styrofoam Pictures‘ group, the genres of painting and sculpture blend into a kind of ‘combine painting‘ in which the lightness of the material contrasts with the heaviness of the glazing and aluminium frames. The hand-crafted three-dimensional objects made of different man-made materials integrated into the reliev background can be constantly rearranged by the artist

Andreas Slominski

143 pages, 144 ill., hardcover
2010, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-2603-0
€ 25,00

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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.

© 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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