© Wade Guyton/Kelley Walker, photo: Wilfried Petzi
Sammlung Goetz

Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV: Borrowed Images

„In an age dominated by the computer and other processing technology, it would be strange if young artists did not avail themselves of such techniques. The surprising thing is that they succeed in creating something utterly mew from elements often generated by complex networking. The results of this approach are subject of Borrowed Images, the fourth exhibition in the cycle Imagination Becomes Reality.“ (Ingvild Goetz)

With André Butzer, Olaf Breuning, Barnaby Furnas, Wade Guyton/Kelley Walker, Thomas Helbig, Mark Leckey, Ivan Morley, Markus Selg and Thaddeus Strode.

Borrowed Images united artists who use existing visual material from a widely available pool: print media, television, internet, the everyday world of media and consumer culture, art and history. However, their work is not about simply appropriating this material or citing it in easily recognisable form. Instead, all of these artists create their own individual new visual worlds. Borrowed Images is not to be read in the sense of Pop Art or Appropriation Art, but in the sense of how such images fuel the artist‘s imagination; hence the title Imagination Becomes Reality – something entirely new is created. The pictures, sculptures and videos in this exhibition differed not only stylistically, but also in the way they are produced. They cover a range that includes all possible interim stages from classical drawing to overpainting in oil, acrylic or watercolour, to silkscreens and inkjet prints. The videos may be technically traditional or may reference found footage, or even computer animations, mounted together to created video collages. The fourth part of the exhibition series Imagination Becomes Reality reinforces the impression that, in spite of today’s tendency to treat all artistic media and painterly strategies equally, sculpture, photography and video are still very much set apart from painting. On the other hand, painting itself has long since overstepped its own classical boundaries, not only embracing a new approach to content, but also producing technically exciting and unexpected new visual insights.

Imagination Becomes Reality
Part IV. Borrowed Images

232 pages, 90 ill., hardcover
German/English
2006, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-8-3
€ 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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