© Cindy Sherman
Sammlung Goetz

Jürgen Klauke – Cindy Sherman

The similarities between the artistic strategies of Jürgen Klauke and Cindy Sherman are striking. The duo exhibition in Sammlung Goetz highlights the commonalities and differences in the photographic works of the two protagonists.

By holding an extensive exhibition of works by two artists who do not know each other, Ingvild Goetz has conducted an interesting experiment. The dynamic dialogue that develops between the works by the Cologne and New York artists in Sammlung Goetz shows that the risks involved were worthwhile. The parallels between the artistic strategies of Klauke and Sherman are striking. Both artists work primarily with photographs of themselves in staged situations, situations in which they grapple with different roles and images. Both work simultaneously as actors, directors, designers and photographers. While Sherman uses elaborate costumes to reference historical art and film models and continually tries out new changes of identity, Klauke always remains the provocative player of himself. The exhibition offers an extensive overview of the photographic works of both artists from the last 30 years. These include central work groups such as Klauke's Physiognomien (1972/73) and Inneres Milieu (1991), as well as a selection of Cindy Sherman's Untitled / Film Stills (1977-1980) and Untitled / History Portraits (1990).

Jürgen Klauke – Cindy Sherman

80 pages, 93 ill., softcover
German/English
1994, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-89322-674-5

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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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