© Tal R
Sammlung Goetz

Imagination Becomes Reality. Part I: Expanded Paint Tools

"Painting has always existed – and it doesn't seem logical to me to speak of a 'renaissance in painting' because artists have never stopped painting. I am personally interested in painting in its current connection with various media. With the exhibition cycle Imagination Becomes Reality, I want to reveal the influence of painting on all other artistic areas." (Ingvild Goetz)

The exhibition Expanded Paint Tools included works by Franz Ackermann, Mathilde ter Heijne, Tal R, Jörg Sasse and Thomas Scheibitz. It constituted the start of the five-part exhibition cycle Imagination Becomes Reality. The series reflected collector Ingvild Goetz's continuous involvement with painting and showed the role that this medium plays in her collecting concept.
"It is interesting that many artists expand the medium of painting into sculpture, photography and video; that they 'paint' on other surfaces, as it were, while conversely, many painters often generate their imagery at the computer and then transfer it to the canvas", explains Ingvild Goetz.

In his work Mental-Maps, Franz Ackermann combines individual space and time experiences. These serve as a starting point for his large-format paintings such as Untitled (Evasion XIII – 5 Stars Tropical) (1977). In his work Princess (2005) Tal R uses his canvas almost like a workbench by layering stratum upon stratum of visual worlds made of different materials. Thomas Scheibitz unites painting, sculpture, collage and photography in his works. He actively uses traditional subjects like still lifes, portraits and landscapes in order to question their relevance. From creating photographic still lifes, Jörg Sasse moved to computer-generated visual worlds. With works such as 8246 (2000) he represents a generation of younger artists who have exchanged the paintbrush for the computer mouse. Dutch artist Mathilde ter Heijne appears in southern Germany for the first time with four video- and sound-installations in BASE 103 at Sammlung Goetz. In her film The invisible Hero (2005) she uses computer manipulation to blur the boundaries of space and subject.

Lecture by Jörg Sasse during the exhibition Expanded Paint Tools:
Photography as an image-generating medium in daily life and art
September 21, 2005 | Pinakothek der Moderne, Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium

Imagination Becomes Reality
Part I. Expanded Paint Tools

170 pages, 80 ill., hardcover
German/English
2005, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-5-9
€ 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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Artist 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

© 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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