© Tracey Emin/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, photo: Raimund Koch
Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Emotion. Young British and American Art from Sammlung Goetz

The exhibition Emotion presents characteristic works by 18 artists from the current art scene in Great Britain and the United States.


With Matthew Barney, Angela Bulloch, Willie Doherty, Tracey Emin, Robert Gober, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Mike Kelley, Abigail Lane, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sarah Lucas, Cady Noland, Tony Oursler, Richard Prince, Sam Taylor-Wood, Rachel Whiteread and Andrea Zittel.

In the 1990s, a vital new art scene developed in London. Socio-political issues, sexuality and identity were dealt with in an emotional, rude and carefree manner. Similar to young American art, the roots of this lay in Pop and Concept Art. Its proximity to pop music, contemporary film and new media, however, was striking. The exhibition Emotion establishes a dialogue between these Anglo-Saxon art scenes with works in the Sammlung Goetz.

Approximately 160 works by nine British and nine American artists are on display. The show featured films, video and audio works as well as large-scale installations, sculptures and photographs. Due to two large exhibitions in Hamburg with Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall, this exhibition does not include these artists although they are represented extensively in the Sammlung Goetz. The exhibition does not wish to emphasize national criteria, but point out the individual accomplishments of the individual artistic personalities.

Young British and American Art from the Goetz Collection

198 pages, 98 ill., hardcover
1998, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 3-89322-439-4
€ 20,00

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© 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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