© 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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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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