© 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
1997, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9805267-3-9

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© Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Au rendez-vous des amis. Classical Modernism in Dialogue with Contemporary Art from the Sammlung Goetz

| Pinakothek der Moderne

With its multitude of new artistic styles Classical Modernism has been a source of inspiration for successive generations of artists. In the early 20th century the avant garde paved the way for a more liberal treatment of colour, line and perspective, and drafted models for the shaping of a new community. A number of artists, however, have critically examined the legacy of Modernism and questioned the treatment of the body, gender, and identity.
These positive and critical impulses are reflected in the new presentation of the 13 rooms of Classical Modernism, in which some 120 works meet 80 contemporary artworks from the Sammlung Goetz. In the process, the presentation of paintings has been widened to include other media such as photography, sculpture and works on paper, as well as textile art, some objects being exhibited for the first time.


© Cyrill Lachauer

Cyrill Lachauer. I am not sea, I am not land

| 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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