© Andy Hope 1930, photo: Roman März
Sammlung Goetz

Andy Hope 1930

Andy Hope 1930, as Andreas Hofer has called himself since 2010, creates autonomous and uniquely atmospheric spaces within the framework of museum architecture. He has developed a complex iconography that combines various strands of fictional and imaginary narratives. This is an artist who confronts modernism, its spectres and signs, with the detritus of history, elements of the present, and a fantastical future. The result is what the artist describes as “labyrinthine infinity“.

Andy Hope 1930 draws his inspiration from a number of sources, including the world of comic strips. However, rather than appropriating them in Pop Art style, he embellishes the figures, stories and landscapes. His eclectic approach involves overpainting, collage and cut-outs. In his works, extinct primordial monsters, SS thugs, flying superheroes, heroically battling warriors and aliens all meet. Exploring art history, especially the works of Edvard Munch and Kasimir Malevich, is as important to him as exploring the Hollywood classics of the 1930s onwards, including trashy B-movies and sci-fi films. Hedy Lamarr, Frances Farmer, Veronica Lake, John Wayne and Charles Manson play as much a role in his work as Spiderman and Batman.
The artist created a new installation Infinity Crisis (2009) specially for his exhibition at the Sammlung Goetz: a wallpaper patterned with multiple repeat reproductions of motifs from several paintings on display, like a futuristic sci-fi cabinet, covered the walls, so that only on second glance did the viewer notice that the original paintings themselves were also hanging there. With this visually confusing effect addressing the issue of original and reproduction, the exhibition itself was transformed into a blend of fiction and reality.

Andreas Hofer
Andy Hope 1930

192 pages, 197 ill., softcover
German/English
2009, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 978-3-939894-13-1
€ 25,00

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled", 1992

An exhibition project by the Sammlung Goetz in public space

The black-and-white photograph "Untitled" (1992) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, in which a figure’s ghostly shadow is captured on a billowing curtain, is part of the artist’s billboard series. The concept behind the work is that the owner produces the image as a public poster. Regardless of how often it is printed, it is always unique. In the context of Munich’s Various Others project, the Sammlung Goetz is presenting "Untitled" (1992) on five billboards in around the city and in front of its own exhibition building in Munich.

 

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Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

Cyrill Lachauer (*1979 in Rosenheim, lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles) develops his extensive projects on long journeys, and delves deeply into the local cultures of the places he visits. For the exhibition by the Sammlung Goetz in the former air-raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, Lachauer has created a new multi-part installation, which includes films, videos, photographs and texts.

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