© Barbara Kasten
Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

Barbara Kasten. Works

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.

Publications with contributions about the artist


272 pages, 381 ill., hardcover
2019, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-7757-4480-5
€ 30,00

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Spektakel und Rollenspiel in der Gegenwartskunst

160 pages, 83 ill., softcover
2016, Kunsthalle der Hypokulturstiftung, Munich; Hirmer Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-7774-2708-9
€ 19,00

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Current exhibitions

© Cyrill Lachauer, photo: Thomas Dashuber

Cyrill Lachauer digital

Online presentation

Unfortunately the Sammlung Goetz exhibition Cyrill Lachauer. I Am Not Sea, I Am Not Land on view in Haus der Kunst is temporarily closed. An online presentation of select videos and installations from the show, however, can be viewed on our website until the time Haus der Kunst reopens. The works provide insight into the artist’s thoughts and artistic approach.



© the artists/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, photo: Margarita Platis, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

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

| Pinakothek der Moderne

Currently closed

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

Currently closed

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.

Further exhibitions

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