© 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.


© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD-KUNST Bonn, photo: Johannes Haslinger

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Preview september 2022

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.

© Barbara Kasten

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Preview september 2022

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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