© Gary Hill/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
Sammlung Goetz Filmbox

Gary Hill: Remarks on Color, 1994

American artist Gary Hill investigates the perception of and connections between image, sound and language. In Remarks on Color (1994), a one-channel video production, a text by Ludwig Wittgenstein is the object of his work.

The complex language of philosophical texts presents many a reader with great difficulties. What is it like, however, for a child to read such a work? Gary Hill examines this question in his one-channel video installation Remarks on Color (1994). We see a girl of about ten read aloud from Ludwig Wittgenstein's 1951 treatise 'Bemerkungen über Farbe'. Despite great effort, the girl's reading is so halting that it is even difficult for an adult listener to understand the content. Thus, the viewer's attention soon shifts to the projected image. In the German version, the girl stands in front of a black background wearing a green sweater. She is holding the red, bilingual edition of the work. Sammlung Goetz showes Gary Hill's work in the Filmbox in the gallery basement.


© 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.


[Translate to English:]

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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