© assume vivid astro focus, photo: Thomas Dashuber
Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

assume vivid astro focus

A festival of sensuality celebrates the artist duo assume vivid astro focus. In a multimedia installation in the Sammlung Goetz it lures viewers into a universe full of blazing eroticism, in which gender issues, political messages and cultural codes collide.

Since 2001 the duo’s founder, Brazilian Eli Sudbrack, has worked in a team with Christophe Hamaide-Pierson as well as with different artists, musicians and designers. The name assume vivid astro focus is a neologism that has no specific meaning, but includes numerous references to popular culture and art history; this is also the reservoir from which the duo draws its imagery to create diverse visual worlds, similar to the way a DJ mixes and samples music. The results are bizarre installations that combine painting, sculpture, video, design, party and performance. With its work assume vivid astro focus reflects not only artistic production processes, but also explores sociopolitical issues.
Garish colors, exuberant patterns, fanciful masks, glitter and colored neon lights are the hallmark of the duo. assume vivid astro focus - also called avaf for short – has left its unmistakable traces not only in exhibitions in renowned institutions such as the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, the MOCA Los Angeles and the Kunsthalle Wien, but also in the world of fashion design.

For the exhibition at the Sammlung Goetz, avaf has transformed the underground exhibition space of Base103 into a multimedia gesamtkunstwerk, which also incorporates the ceiling, walls and floor. On view are not only videos and installations from the collection, but also more recent pieces and documentary material on the history of assume vivid astro focus.

Curated by Susanne Touw

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assume vivid astro focus

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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.

© 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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