© Doug Aitken
Sammlung Goetz BASE103

Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken's video installations and photographs are located between documentation and fiction. Sammlung Goetz presented a selection of art by the American artist in its BASE 103 media area. These works reflect the tense relationship between nature and civilization.

The 1995 eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Monserrat is the starting point of the video installation Eraser (1998). Taking a fictitious walk, the seven-part artwork shows how nature reclaims a piece of land that humans have left. I am in you (linear version) (2000) provides insights into the emotional world of a very young girl. The combination of image and sound in this one-channel video projection gradually causes the interior and exterior perspectives to diverge.
Doug Aitken's photographs form an independent work complex in his oeuvre. Similarly to his video installations, they poetically focus on the relationship between time and space. In the lounge area of BASE 103, Sammlung Goetz presented the photographs The movement (2000) and the monumental tryptich Two second separation II (1999).
Doug Aitken became internationally known through his prizewinning video installation Electric Earth (1999) which was shown at the Venice Biennale.


© 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.


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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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