© Tracey Moffatt/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Die Wohltat der Kunst. Post/Feministische Positionen der neunziger Jahre

Against the backdrop of a detailed examination of gender relationships, the exhibition again raises questions about the construction of the concepts of body image and attributes of identity. The term 'post-feminism' in the subtitle does not aim to set boundaries to feminist concepts from the 1970s but to review them.

With Matthew Barney, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum, Jonathan Horowitz, Sarah Jones, Mike Kelley, Karen Kilimnik, Sarah Lucas, Tracey Moffatt, Cady Noland, Catherine Opie, Pipilotti Rist, Daniela Rossell, Cindy Sherman, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gillian Wearing, Sue Williams and Andrea Zittel.

Based on the observation that female artists were fairly well represented in exhibitions and on the art market of the 1990s, this show presents works by 17 artists (15 female artists and two male artists) who deal critically with body image as manifested in our society, as well as with the balance of power. This issue is also one of the main emphases of Ingvild Goetz's collection: "I want my collection to shake up people or draw their attention – not only in the political sense but also through very good, i.e. aesthetically good art". The exhibition includes many photographs and video works that investigate and criticize the notion of the ideal body image found in the media.
This exhibition was created in collaboration with the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and presented there in modified form from September 14 to November 10, 2002. In contrast to the exhibition in Baden-Baden, the exhibition at Sammlung Goetz does not present works by Karen Kilimnik, because an entire room of her works was presented in The Mystery of Painting. The same is true of Mike Kelley, whose Unisex Lovenest was shown from June to November 2000 in the collection, and Andrea Zittel, to whom the next exhibition will be dedicated.

Further exhibition dates :

Sammlung Goetz
December 2, 2002 – March 15, 2003

Under the tilte Just Love Me:
Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, NO
August 22 – October 26, 2003

Fries Museum Leeuwarden, NL
April 24 – June 21, 2004

Die Wohltat der Kunst
Post/Feministische Positionen der neunziger Jahre aus der Sammlung Goetz

241 pages, 140 ill., softcover
2002, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
ISBN 3-88375-621-0
€ 20,00

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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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