© Jochen Kuhn
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.

Program:

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 min., 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 min. 30 sec., 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 min., 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: JochenKuhn
Narration: Jörg Pleva
Film and sound editing: Olaf Meltzer
35 mm, 6 min., 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.
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.

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.

 

[Translate to English:]

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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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