© Hans Op de Beeck/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
Sammlung Goetz

Hans Op de Beeck. Quiet Scenery and Wandering Extras

One of the central themes of Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck’s œuvre is the game of illusion. His installations, videos, sculptures and drawings that are held by Sammlung Goetz transport the viewer into an imaginary world that blends reality and fiction.

Visual artist, stage designer or director? Hans Op de Beeck cannot be limited to a single genre. He is a virtuoso in all art forms and creates scenarios that draw the observer into the action. For the exhibition in Sammlung Goetz, he developed a local production using his own holdings in the collection. Like pearls on a string, these unfold into an entire story as the viewer proceeds through the individual rooms. Because Op de Beeck provides space for a wide range of associations, the plot is consciously left open. The viewer can immerse himself into these and add his own experiences and memories.

The artist, born in 1969 in Brussels, became known for his walk-in atmospheric environments. “I like it when viewers have their own individual physical experiences, for example when proportions are skewed,” he explained in an interview. Ingvild Goetz has collected all types of the artist’s work, in all of its media diversity. The exhibition provides an overview of Op de Beeck’s artwork over the last 15 years, including video installations from the 1990s, sculptures and works on paper and his large environments. His still lifes and interiors, which enter into dialogue with the architecture of the building – once planned as a private museum – form a main focus of the exhibition.

Curated by Karsten Löckemann

Hans Op de Beeck. Quiet Scenery and Wandering Extras

112 pages, 50 ill., softcover
2014, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3839-2
€ 25,00

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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.

© Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten. Works

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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