© Tony Oursler
Sammlung Goetz

Matthew Barney – Tony Oursler – Jeff Wall

This exhibition at Sammlung Goetz united the works of three North American artists and focused on one general theme: contemporary human nature.

Matthew Barney, Tony Oursler and Jeff Wall are among the most interesting artists of the closing twentieth century. Their photographs, films, videos and video installations take up central issues of human relationships and identify complex biological, social and political constellations. Although they are preoccupied with the state of human nature today, they choose timeless imagery.

In Matthew Barney's photographs and films, mysterious entities – somewhere between humans and animals – populate opulent visual worlds. Tony Oursler awakens his dolls to life using video projections and renders them conversational partners in absurd dialogues.The perfectly staged photographs of Jeff Wall, presented in large lightboxes, are reminiscent of the artificiality of film sets. The exhibition in Sammlung Goetz displayed current works by the three North American artists created during the 1990s.

Matthew Barney – Tony Oursler – Jeff Wall

96 pages, 55 ill., softcover
German/English
1996, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9805267-0-4

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© 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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