Video Still showing the German Chancellor Angela Merkel with her characteristic gesture of fingers placed together in front of her stomach, wearing a green costume. To her left is a man in profile, who puts his hand to his chin, contemplating. The whole scene seems to be painted. Jochen Kuhn, Sammlung Goetz Munich
Filmmuseum, Munich

Jochen Kuhn. Screening with the artist

Jochen Kuhn was awarded the Golden Lola (German Short Film Prize in Gold) for his film Sonntag 3. In cooperation with Sammlung Goetz and the artist, the Filmmuseum will thus show a selection of Jochen Kuhn's short films.

Jochen Kuhn portrays his cinematic stories with wit and irony. In them, absurd encounters – often set against somber, sepia-tone backdrops – develop that rapidly become dramatic. Kuhn paints, glues, makes collages, blurs and paints over the content of the individual film sequences. He contrasts the expressive gestures of his imagery with the sober tone of his narrator. The narration seems to be an inner monologue that the author carries on with himself.
Ingvild Goetz first became aware of Jochen Kuhn's work at a festival and has collected his works ever since. It is not only his films that interests her but also the drawings, collages and photographs that develop in this context. Kuhn previously studied painting in Hamburg before starting his career as a filmmaker in 1972.
Although Jochen Kuhn raises many questions in his films that he does not answer, the viewer never leaves the theater in a pessimist mood. The author is much more interested in conveying a consoling perspective on the daily hardships of human life.


Silvester, 1992/93
Jochen Kuhn dares a careful review of the past year.
Script, painting, camera, narration, music and production: Jochen Kuhn
Film and sound editing: Olaf Meltzer
16/35 mm, 14', 1992/93

Neulich 2, 2000
In the second part of Jochen Kuhn's series on daily occurrences, the author describes a strange visit to a doctor.
Script, painting, camera, narration, music and production: Jochen Kuhn
Film and sound editing: Olaf Meltzer
35 mm, 8' 30'', 2000

Neulich 3, 2002
While waiting at a bus stop, the narrator becomes an involuntary witness to a modern love story with a surprising outcome.
Script, painting, camera, narration, music and production: Jochen Kuhn
Film and sound editing: Olaf Meltzer
35 mm, 6', 2002

Sneak Preview, 2013

9' 46"

Sonntag 1, 2005
In the first part of his trilogy on Sunday outings, we accompany a flaneur strolling through a city in the morning.
Script, painting, camera, music, production: Jochen Kuhn
Narration: Jörg Pleva
Film and sound editing: Olaf Meltzer
35 mm, 6', color, 2005

Sonntag 2, 2010
On this Sunday, the author attends the last performance at the Krause Theater, which is to be shut down.
Script, painting, camera, music, narration and production: Jochen Kuhn
Film editing, mixing: Olaf Meltzer
Digital video, 11' 30", 2010

Sonntag 3, 2012
In this film, which won the Golden Lola, the protagonist has a blind date with the German Chancellor Merkel.
Script, painting, camera, music, narration, production: Jochen Kuhn
Film editing, mixing: Olaf Meltzer
Sponsored by MFG Baden-Württemberg
Digital video, 14', 2012

Jochen Kuhn has selected the films shown this evening and will also be moderating the program. Afterwards, director Christian Wagner will hold a discussion with the artist.


Gutai. Collection + Goetz

| Pinakothek der Moderne | Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Modern Art Collection)

Since 2019, in the context of the Sammlung+ format, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst has presented artistic discoveries, new acquisitions and thematic foci in the Pinakothek der Moderne in collaboration with partners and foundations. This has led to the emergence of new perspectives on the collections, new insights into research work and the establishment of new dialogues. It is in this framework that a selection of paintings by the Japanese artist group Gutai from the Sammlung Goetz will be presented in room 23, within a series of rooms focusing on near-contemporaneous regional and German abstraction phenomena under the title “Walk the Line.”  Founded in 1954 by the abstract painter Jiro Yoshihara, Gutai was one of the 20th century’s most innovative artistic movements, which combined action, abstraction and materiality.

Encounters. Artistic perspectives on cinema

| Deutsches Theatermuseum München

In the context of the Munich Film Festival and in cooperation with the Deutsches Theatermuseum, the Sammlung Goetz will present films by artists who explore aesthetic strategies of cinema. Through the use of innovative techniques and experimental narrative forms, the works on view offer a multi-layered reflection on film as a medium. So viewers can experience the full scope of artistic perspectives, an extensive, changing program has been created and will be shown in a specially designed cinema on the upper floor of the Deutsches Theatermuseum. A reading lounge in the foyer invites visitors to discover more about the exhibited artistic positions.

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