© Roni Horn, photo: Philipp Schönborn
Sammlung Goetz

Felix Gonzalez-Torres – Roni Horn

"When you travel, it's also about dying. In the end, it's about death." (Felix Gonzalez-Torres)

The exchange of gold was the starting point for the dialogue between Felix Gonzales-Torres and Roni Horn. Deeply moved by Roni Horn's work Forms from the Gold Field (1980-82), a wafer-thin fragile mat made of two pounds of pure gold, Torres expressed his admiration to her. Several days later, Horn sent him a rectangular piece of gold leaf as a sign of her affinity. With this, she was not only alluding to their common artistic vision but also to Torres's sculptural stacks of paper inviting exhibition visitors to participate in the artwork. Torres then dedicated his work Untitled / Placebo – Landscape for Roni (1993) – a huge field of candies wrapped in gold cellophane – to her.

Sammlung Goetz unites the two contrasting artists, who have so much in common in addition to gold, in a duo exhibition. Both Gonzales-Torres as well as Horn deal with the metaphysics of travel, the transformation of places, remembrance and transience. Installations, sculptures, objects, photographs and drawings from the 1980s and 1990s are presented.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres created a portrait of Ingvild Goetz for the new gallery building by architects Herzog & de Meuron. The image made of words from personal and collective memories of the collector was glued to the semi-transparent strip windows and is thus permanently conjoined with the building. Gonzales-Torres's poster campaign for his work Untitled (1992), in the public space, however, is temporary. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, he posted photographs of a man behind a gauze curtain at various places in Munich.

For the exhibition opening a symposium with lectures by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn will be held at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich on May 5, 1995.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres – Roni Horn

88 pages, 66 ill., softcover
German/English
1995, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg

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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.

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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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