© Sarah Lucas

Art from the UK

| Part 1, Sammlung Goetz

| Part 2, Sammlung Goetz

"When one takes a closer look at British art of the 1990s and subtracts the unnecessary hype surrounding it, these artists demonstrate a sensitivity and sophistication, almost a shameless audacity in their imaginative and direct confrontation with the three main themes concerning humanity – life, death and sex – that does complete justice to them and their reputation." (Gilda Williams)

With Angela Bulloch, Willie Doherty, Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Abigail Lane, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor Wood and Rachel Whiteread.

At the end of the 1980s, an exciting new art scene developed in London against the backdrop of the pop culture. With their daring, offensive and direct imagery, they focused on basic socio-political questions of sexuality, identity, power, oppression and exclusion. In 1988, Damien Hirst presented the legendary exhibition Freeze in an empty warehouse in the London Docklands area, thereby founding the myth of the 'Young British Artists'. Their subsequent success on the art market was due to the commitment of advertising mogul Charles Saatchi, who visited the exhibition and began to collect works by the still young artists. In 1997, he displayed them in the exhibition Sensation in the Royal Academy in London.

Ingvild Goetz followed the development of the British art scene with great interest. Her collection contains key works of the Young British Artists such as Smoking Room (1997) by Sarah Lukas, Untitled / Concave and Convex Beds (1992) by Rachel Whiteread or Why I Never Became a Dancer (1995) by Tracey Emin. The two-part exhibition Art from the UK presents installations, films, photographs and works on paper from the 1990s by nine British artists from the collection holdings.

Part 1: Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Abigail Lane, Rachel Whiteread | October 27, 1997 – February 28, 1998
Part 2: Angela Bulloch, Willie Doherty, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor Wood | March 30 – August 2, 1998

Art from the UK

172 pages, 111 ill., hardcover
German/English
1997, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9805267-3-9

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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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