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ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe

Imagination Becomes Reality: Conclusion

The age-old medium of painting has reinvented itself repeatedly over the past 150 years, alongside and sometimes in conflict with new media such as photography, film and digital imaging.

With Franz Ackermann, Olaf Breuning, André Butzer, James Casebere, David Claerbout, Nigel Cooke, Brice Dellsperger, Peter Doig, Inka Essenhigh, Barnaby Furnas, Julian Göthe, Wade Guyton/Kelley Walker, Eberhard Havekost, Mathilde ter Heijne, Thomas Helbig, Lothar Hempel, Barnaby Hosking, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, William Kentridge, Jochen Kuhn, Mark Leckey, Zilla Leutenegger, Rosilene Luduvico, Loretta Lux, Fabian Marcaccio, Ivan Morley, Frank Nitsche, Jacco Olivier, Hans Op de Beeck, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Magnus Plessen, Michael Raedecker, Jörg Sasse, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Scheibitz, Dana Schutz, Markus Selg, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Thaddeus Strode, Hiroshi Sugito, Tal R, David Thorpe, Veron Urdarianu, Jeff Wall and Matthias Weischer and Xia Xiaowan.

The age-old medium of painting has reinvented itself repeatedly over the past 150 years, alongside and sometimes in conflict with new media such as photography, film and digital imaging. At the same time, the newer media have themselves adapted many of the methods, techniques and concepts of painterly imaging. This productive and creative relationship between different methods of visually portraying our reality was the thematic mainstay of the Sammlung Goetz’s five-part exhibition series Imagination Becomes Reality. Divided into five separate chapters – Part I Expanded Paint Tools, Part II Painting Surface Space, Part III Talking Pictures, Part IV Borrowed Images, Part V Fantasy and Fiction – shown between 2005 and 2007 at the building of the Sammlung Goetz in Munich, the Imagination Becomes Reality series culminated in a focused Conclusion at the ZKM.
Conclusion showed a selection of works by 39 artists presented at the Sammlung Goetz, complemented by an additional eleven positions. Conclusion explored the relationships between the individual chapters of the series and sought a critical evaluation of the broad range covered by today’s expanded concept of painting in all its media diversity.
Following fast forward. Media Art Sammlung Goetz 2003/04, this was the second joint exhibition project by the ZKM in collaboration with the Sammlung Goetz.

Imagination Becomes Reality
Conclusion

224 pages, 80 ill., hardcover
German/English
2007, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg/ZKM Karlsruhe
ISBN 978-3-939894-03-2
€ 15,00

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Imagination Becomes Reality
(Special limited slipcase edition)

On the occasion of the exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, a limited special edition has been published in a slipcase. It comprises all five exhibition catalogues of the exhibition cycle Imagination Becomes Reality, shown in the Munich rooms of the Sammlung Goetz, the sixth catalogue of the Karlsruhe exhibition, and a graphic work specially produced and signed for this edition.

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Artitst editions

André Butzer

Ohne Titel
2006
Woodcut
23,5 x 16,5 cm
Limited edition of 77

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Thomas Helbig

Wilder
2006
Lithograph/etching
23,5 x 16,5 cm
Limited edition of 77

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Markus Selg

Die Expedition
2006
Digital print
23,5 x 16,5 cm
Limited edition of 77

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Tal R

Inn
2006
Etching
23,5 x 16,5 cm
Limited edition of 77

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Veron Urdarianu

Die Rückkehr des Verlangens
2006
Litograph
23,5 x 16,5 cm
Limited edition of 77

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Upcoming

© 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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