© 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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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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