© Isaac Julien
Sammlung Goetz | Kino der Kunst

Isaac Julien

A still-life of an exquisite landscape, opulent interiors, dancing bodies – with Isaac Julien, a painterly eye accompanies even the most difficult themes. His films beguile the senses and tickle the gray cells at the same time. They are fascinatingly formal compositions, constructed at the edge of the abyss of reality. Julien is the aesthete among today's artists: Every film-still is a painting; every body a sculpture; every movement a dance step. The most important leitmotifs for Isaac Julien – born in London of parents from the Caribbean – are thinly veiled behind the perfection of his filmed tableaux: migration and identity, civilization and colonialism, the confrontation between poor and rich, yesterday and today, mass culture and art history. This is cinema from an artist who films with the eye of a painter.

 

KINO DER KUNST presents a comprehensive retrospective with feature films, multi-channel works and full-length documentaries. Cinema 1 of the HFF Munich will show Julien´s award-winning film Young Soul Rebels, 1991, the docu-fiction Frantz Fanon, White Mask Black Skin, 1996, the short films The Attendant, 1993, Three, 1999 and Baltimore, 2003, as well as his homage to deceased film pioneer Derek Jarman, Derek, 2008. The Brandhorst Museum will show the six-channel installation WESTERN UNION: Small Boats, 2007, which focuses on Sicily and African boat people; the Goetz Collection will present his reflection on African cinema Fantôme Creole, 2005 on four screens.

 

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© 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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