© William Kentridge
Sammlung Goetz

Imagination Becomes Reality. Part III: Talking Pictures

„In Talking Pictures, the third part of my Imagination becomes Reality series of exhibitions, I should like to present some unashamedly narrative works of artitsts from the collection. Using film or canvas, they confront us with stories or fragments that we can elaborate in our own imaginations. The strong narrative accent in the various works of these artists ahould nevertheless not prevent us from seeing in them representative views of where painting stands today.“ (Ingvild Goetz)

With Nigel Cooke, Peter Doig, Inka Essenhigh, William Kentridge, Jochen Kuhn, Rosilene Luduvico, Michael Raedecker, Hiroshi Sugito and David Thorpe.

Talking Pictures is not so much about images that actually „talk“ – in the sense of films, videos and soundtracks underscored with monologues, dialogued, texts and language. Instead it is more about the specific qualities and possibilities of the visual and how the viewer can relate to them. This is a quality derived from the history of painting. As long as painting deployed comprehensible signs, color chords, compositions, moods and motifs, these were universally legible. Today, however, we have to ask ourselves just which visual elements of the media are still universally legible and which are comprehensible only to an open-minded and at the same time highly individualised viewpoint. This exhibition addressed some key issues rooted in the history and function of painting as a means of visual communication and transposed them to the multiplicity of contemporary art production. Talking Pictures explored the issue of how images become „talking pictures“ that convey specific and precise statements to the viewer.

Imagination Becomes Reality
Part III. Talking Pictures

224 pages, 75 ill., hardcover
German/English
2006, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-7-5
€ 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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