© 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
1995, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg

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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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