© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD Kunst, Bonn, photo: Thomas Dashuber
Sammlung Goetz

Imi Knoebel

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.

Publications with contributions about the artist

When Now is Minimal. The Unknown Side of the Goetz Collection

240 pages, 263 ill., softcover
German/English/Italian
2013, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3647-3
€ 30,00

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Current exhibitions

© Max Beckmann/Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and Thomas Schütte/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, Photo: Haydar Koyupinar

Au rendez-vous des amis. Modernism in Dialogue with Contemporary Art from the Sammlung Goetz

| Pinakothek der Moderne

With its multitude of new artistic styles Classical Modernism has been a source of inspiration for successive generations of artists. In the early 20th century the avant garde paved the way for a more liberal treatment of colour, line and perspective, and drafted models for the shaping of a new community. A number of artists, however, have critically examined the legacy of Modernism and questioned the treatment of the body, gender, and identity.
The exhibition Au rendez-vous des amis resulted from the idea of presenting a few works from the Sammlung Goetz in the Pinakothek der Moderne with the aim of rendering the diverse reciprocal relationships between contemporary art and Modernism visible. Curatorial work on the collections, however, revealed an almost inexhaustible potential, resulting in an extensive exhibition of over 200 works.

 

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