© Fiona Tan/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe

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

The exhibition fast forward 2 at the ZKM Karlsruhe showed a representative selection of the Sammlung Goetz’s new acquisitions of video and media art since the year 2000. As such, it was a sequel to the exhibition fast forward, which had been held at the ZKM in 2003. In content, socio-political and aesthetic terms, the selected works focused on issues of movement and dynamics.

With AES+F, Francis Alÿs, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Ulla von Brandenburg, Christoph Brech, Ergin Cavusoglu, Paul Chan, David Claerbout, Nathalie Djurberg, Stan Douglas, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Rodney Graham, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Mike Kelley, Kimsooja, Jochen Kuhn, Oscar Muñoz, Marcel Odenbach, Hans Op de Beeck, Ulrike Ottinger, Mary Reid Kelley, Robin Rhode, Julian Rosefeldt, Aïda Ruilova, Wilhelm Sasnal, Christine Schulz, Laurie Simmons, Frank Stürmer, Fiona Tan, Ryan Trecartin, Yang Fudong and Zhao Liang.

Whereas the selection of works for fast forward had been centred on how our ways of seeing have changed in an increasingly fast-paced society, The Power of Motion explored movement and acceleration, as well as the opposite: the potential for deceleration. Today’s society, hurtling along in permanent fast-forward mode, is shaped by a high degree of mobility: global commodity trading, mobile workplaces, permanent networking through virtual communication structures. Individuals have to move to a different city, country or even continent in order to adapt to changing economic and political situations. The works were presented in standard freight containers, reflecting this aspect of mobility. In keeping with the thematic issues addressed, the exhibition featured installations and films by Matthew Barney and Jochen Kuhn, whose works encapsulate forms of private mythology. Whereas Paul Chan places narrative at the forefront in his animated videos, Christoph Brech transforms movement into a poetical gesture in his works. Fiona Tan, by contrast, evokes the energy of movement in subtle displays of tension.

In an accompanying programme, the following films werescreened at the ZKM-Medientheater:

Wilhelm Sasnal, 14.07.2010
Ulrike Ottinger, 21.07.2010
Jochen Kuhn, 28.07.2010

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

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

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© Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

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

| Pinakothek der Moderne

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

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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