© 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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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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