© Mario Merz/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, photo: Wilfired Petzi
Kunstmuseum Basel

Arte Povera. The Great Awakening

This exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel will present works of the Arte Povera from Sammlung Goetz with the critical historical distance of current art historians who not only understand the “Arte Povera” phenomenon as a construct of its theoreticians and curators but who are also elaborating more and more on the individuality of the movement’s protagonists.

With Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Prini and Gilberto Zorio.  

This extensive collection also formed the prelude to Ingvild Goetz’s intensive collecting activities at the beginning of the 1990s. It was rapidly followed by purchases based on holdings from Ingvild Goetz’s previous activities as an art dealer with excellent intuition, and developed into one of the most significant private collections of Arte Povera. At the end of the 1990s, Arte Povera – Arbeiten und Dokumente aus der Sammlung Goetz 1958 bis heute (Arte Povera – Works and Documents from Sammlung Goetz, 1958 Until Today) was presented to the public in the Kunstmuseum Weserburg Bremen, the Kunsthalle Nuremberg, the Cologne Kunstverein, the Palais Liechtenstein Vienna, the Konsthallen Gothenburg and then at Sammlung Goetz itself in Munich.

Curated by Bernhard Mendes Bürgi



Arte Povera. The Great Awakening

144 pages, 212 ill., hardcover
Separate German and English edition
2012, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3356-4
€ 39,80

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Blumenprojektion, Herbst (Flower Projection, Autumn), (1998) Peter Fischli David Weiss

| An art intervention of the Sammlung Goetz in the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg

In the context of the interdisciplinary Flower Power Festival — a celebration of the flower in cultural history—the Sammlung Goetz will present the two-channel slide installation, Blumenprojektion, Herbst (1998) by Peter Fischli David Weiss. Presented as an intervention in the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, the images of flower gardens and vegetable beds created by the Swiss artist duo enter into a dialogue with the floral designs of the resident artisans.

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