© 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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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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