© Sam Taylor-Johnson/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

At Night. Between Dream and Reality

The night has a magical quality. For most, it is the time when people come to rest, when they retire to their homes to sleep. But there are also the restless ones, the sleepwalkers, the night owls and criminals. Many of these are looking for something or for themselves.

Works by Christoph Brech, Olaf Breuning, Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller, Thomas Demand, Stan Douglas, Ed van der Elsken, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Jochen Kuhn, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Hans Op de Beeck, Clement Page, Paul Pfeiffer and Andro Wekua.

In 14 stations, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the night, that time between dreams and reality. On display are films, videos, installations and photographs from the Sammlung Goetz that reflect the different facets of a nightly foray. Viewers immerse themselves in the dream worlds of the artists and into a setting akin to a spy movie. They witness nocturnal escapades, a contract killing and a fateful encounter between two people. Many of the works in the exhibition are based on motifs as diverse as the Romantic period, insights from psychoanalysis, film noir movies or the Bible. The night has always had a special significance in cultural history and science. Through their artistic approach, technical implementation or content-related interpretation, the works convey a novel, often surprising perspective of the well-known theme. Similar to an episodic film, the journey through the rooms spans an arc from moonrise to sunrise, because the darkest hour of the night also leads to the dawn of a new day.

Curated by Cornelia Gockel


© Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled", 1992

An exhibition project by the Sammlung Goetz in public space

The black-and-white photograph "Untitled" (1992) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, in which a figure’s ghostly shadow is captured on a billowing curtain, is part of the artist’s billboard series. The concept behind the work is that the owner produces the image as a public poster. Regardless of how often it is printed, it is always unique. In the context of Munich’s Various Others project, the Sammlung Goetz is presenting "Untitled" (1992) on five billboards in around the city and in front of its own exhibition building in Munich.


[Translate to English:]

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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