© Anri Sala
Sammlung Goetz Filmbox

Anri Sala

Albanian artist Anri Sala's oeuvre is characterized by the relationship between individual and collective history. By presenting four video works created between 1997 and 2000 in the Filmbox, Sammlung Goetz provides insights into his cinematic vision.

Anri Sala succeeds in expressing socio-political issues and questions with moving images. He often links the present and past to each other in a poetic manner. Déjeuner avec Marubi (1997) was created one year after he had left Tirana to begin his studies in Paris at the Département Vidéo der École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. In the one-channel video-animation, he combines the historical photograph Women in Skodra dress by Pjeter Marubi with an image from Édouard Manet's painting Déjeuner sur l'herbe. The work Nocturnes (1999) takes place between the realms of fiction and documentation: the memories of a former UN soldier and observations of an ornamental fish breeder are contrasted with each other. Byrek (2000) is a video installation in which Sala projects a film about the preparation of the eponymous traditional Albanian dish onto an enlarged copy of a letter from his grandmother. Sala won the Young Artist Prize at the 2001 Venice Biennale for his film Uomoduomo (2000) which showed a man sleeping in the cathedral of Milan.

Uomoduomo, 2000 (1’ 41’’) | November 30 – December 21, 2001

Byrek, 2000 (21’ 43’’) | January 7 – February 1, 2002

Nocturnes, 1999 (11’ 28’’) | February 4 – March 1, 2002

Déjeuner avec Marubi, 1997 (4’ 07’’) | March 4 – 22, 2002



© 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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