© Bjørn Melhus/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

Brainwashed

Brainwashed is dedicated to the pop cultural phenomenon of the mainstream, which reached its climax in the early 2000s. Characteristic of this mainstream were media formats such as reality TV, Hollywood film productions with the claim of being global events, an advertising industry dominated by self-improvement and an internationally driven star cult with countless music videos.

With assume vivid astro focus, Cheryl Donegan, Ryan Gander, Jonathan Horowitz, Bjørn Melhus, Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg, Shana Moulton, Paul Pfeiffer, Seth Price, Pipilotti Rist, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ryan Trecartin

The exhibition explores the question as to which manipulative strategies in pluralistic societies were able to create a media consonance, a tone-setting taste in culture, including the propagation of political convictions or even hegemonic views of history.
The selection of works reveals the link between economy, media and politics, which aims at influencing people and maximizing profits. The artists brought together here critically expose commercial visual languages and their contradictory promises, stereotypes and clichés. Their artistic processes of deconstruction include new editing and collage techniques, as well as diverse practices of self-staging, such as medially communicated branding.
The extent to which the mainstream of the early 2000s resulted in – and continues to effect – a radically destabilised sense of self-confidence and personal judgement. This also affected the popular images we have of artists. The exhibition strives to raise awareness for these mechanisms of manipulated seeing and feeling, as well as the attitudes of reception influenced by them in event societies.

Curated by Jana Baumann

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Open End

40 pages, 31 ill., softcover
German
2012, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 978-3939894-00-1
€ 6,00

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Klang und Stille. Synästhetische Aspekte von Film und Video.
Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst

112 pages, 114 ill., softcover
German/English
2012, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3288-8
€ 10,00

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Why I Never Became a Dancer.
Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst

124 pages, 458 ill., softcover
German/English
2011, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3154-6
€ 10,00

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Aschemünder.
Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst

117 pages, 297 ill., softcover
German/English
2011, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-2974-1
€ 10,00

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fast forward. Media Art Sammlung Goetz

532 pages, 2200 ill., hardcover
German/English
2004, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
1. edition: 2003, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-9-1

2. edition: 2006, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-1865-3
€ 35

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fast forward 2. The Power of Motion Media Art Sammlung Goetz

320 pages, 782 ill., hardcover
German/English
2010, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-2604-7
€ 25,00

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Upcoming

© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, photo: Johannes Haslinger

Imi Knoebel

| Sammlung Goetz

With a retrospective exhibition, the Sammlung Goetz will honor the artist Imi Knoebel, who developed his own minimalist and conceptual formal vocabulary. The entire breadth of Knoebel’s artistic output—from the black-and-white photographs of the 1960s to the fiberboard paintings and objects made of cast concrete and finally his most recent acrylic paintings on aluminum—will be on view. The presentation includes not only the artist’s geometric and minimalist works, but also his rarely exhibited expressive paintings from the 1980s.

© Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten

| Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

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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