© Matthew Barney
Filmmuseum Munich

Matthew Barney. CREMASTER 2

In 1999, CREMASTER 2, Matthew Barney’s third film of the monumental, five-part CREMASTER cycle, which was not produced chronologically, was completed; it premiered in Minneapolis that same year and was acquired a short time later by the Sammlung Goetz. The Film Museum Munich is presenting this new acquisition in a cooperative event with the Sammlung Goetz.

CREMASTER 2, 1999, 79’ min

The film CREMASTER 2 tells the life story of the murderer Gary Gilmore, who was executed in Utah in the 1970s for killing a Mormon gas station owner in Orem. Gilmore’s childhood was characterized by abuse and violence. After his arrest, he refused to defend himself and demanded his lawyers seek the death penalty for him. Barney, who gives the story a mythological charge and transports it to the Columbia Icefields in Canada and the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, stages the execution of the convicted murderer as a rodeo.

Introduction: Rainald Schumacher


© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD Kunst, Bonn, photo: Thomas Dashuber

Imi Knoebel

Sammlung Goetz

Autumn/Winter 2021

The Sammlung Goetz honors the artist Imi Knoebel on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a retrospective exhibition. The entire spectrum of Knoebel’s artistic oeuvre will be presented, starting with his black and white photographs from the 1960s to his collages made of multicolored paper and his objects cast in concrete and ending with his most recent paintings in acrylic on aluminum. The presentation also includes Knoebel’s geometrical, minimalist works as well as his expressive paintings from the 1980s, which have rarely been shown until now.

© Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten. Works

Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

Autumn/Winter 2021

The American artist Barbara Kasten has created an impressive artistic oeuvre over her career spanning from the 1970s to the present. At the center of Kasten’s work are her abstract, geometric color photographs from the 1980s, which explore the interplay of light and dark and afford new spatial experiences. The Sammlung Goetz, which has extensive holdings of works by Kasten, is mounting the artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. A selection of the extensive retrospective will be on view in the Sammlung Goetz in Munich.

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