© Wilhelm Sasnal, photo: Wilfried Petzi
Sammlung Goetz

Imagination Becomes Reality. Part V: Fantasy and Fiction

„The last part of our exhibition cycle Imagination Becomes Reality. Part V: Fantasy and Fiction focuses on a group of artists who are particularly skilled at creating works that give free rein to the viewer´s imagination.“ (Ingvild Goetz)

With James Casebere, Barnaby Hosking, Zilla Leutenegger, Magnus Plessen, Wilhelm Sasnal, Dana Schutz, Laurie Simmons and Matthias Weischer.

Fantasy and Fiction, the last in the five-part exhibition series, showed works based primarily on real situations, facts or specific visual models. In works such as these, the creative process transposes the facticity of an occurrence into a distinct and autonomous visual world that is open to the imagination of the viewer. This, in turn, opens up reality to a fresh and unprejudiced view, resulting in new interpretations and perceptions. The visual world of art lets the image appear as that which it always is: a fiction, both in terms of an intellectual construct and in terms of a genetically determined structure we think we already know. Within the creative process of re-production, reality oscillates between fact and fiction. The world, as we perceive it, is to a large extent a product of our own imagination.
As in the first four chapters of the series, the works shown were not just paintings in the narrower sense, but also included photographs, drawings, objects and videos – works which, on the whole, reflect and adapt painting and, in turn, influence contemporary painting as a visual medium. For all the artists in question, the approach described by James Casebere in an interview holds true: „I have sometimes described my practice as ‚interdisciplinary‘ or ‚multimedia‘, but ultimately even these terms designate academic, institutional categories, and have nothing to do with the practice of making art“.

Imagination Becomes Reality
Part V. Fantasy and Fiction

216 pages, 90 ill., hardcover
German/English
2006, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 978-39398940-2-5
€ 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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