© Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller, photo: Wilfried Petzi
Haus der Kunst, Munich

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller. Works from the Goetz Collection

With eight works spanning the best part of a decade, from Playhouse (1997) and The Paradise Institute (2001) to Cabin Fever (2004) and The Killing Machine (2007), the complex oeuvre of Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller form a core element of the Goetz Collection’s more than 500 media artworks.

In close collaboration with the Sammlung Goetz and the artists, Haus der Kunst presents this important collection in the form of a retrospective solo exhibition hosted in the museum’s south wing under the curatorial guidance of León Krempel. Compelling visual images, richly ambiguous narratives and intense sound structures combine to create open-ended, multi-layered sensory experiences that jolt our sensibilities from their often simplistic one-sidedness. The works of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller make us aware that there is often more to the things, objects and processes of everyday life than the purely functional.

Curated by León Krempel
 

 

Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller.
Werke aus der Sammlung Goetz

96 pages, 56 ill., softcover
German/English
2012, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3153-9
€ 25,00

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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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