© Matthew Barney
Filmmuseum Munich

Matthew Barney. CREMASTER 5, CREMASTER 4

The five-part CREMASTER cycle is Matthew Barney’s cinematic masterpiece. In it, the American artist examines biological and psychological processes of formation. The Film Museum Munich presents CREMASTER 5 (1997) and CREMASTER 4 (1994/1995) from the cycle, which was not produced in chronological order.

CREMASTER 4, 1994/1995, 42’ min

CREMASTER 4 takes place on the mystical Isle of Man, an island in the Irish Sea, where the famous “Tourist Trophy” (TT) motorcycle race takes place annually. Barney used the opportunity to have two motorcycle teams circle the island in opposite directions.

CREMASTER 5, 1997, 54’ 30” min

Matthew Barney describes the last and final part of the cycle as a lyric opera of a tragic love story set against the romantic backdrop of Budapest. The main characters in the epic are the Queen of Chains and the magician and escape artist Harry Houdini.

Introduction: Rainald Schumacher

© 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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