© Mona Hatoum, photo: Thomas Dashuber
Sammlung Goetz

Mona Hatoum

„I want the work in the first instance to have a strong formal presence, and through the physical experience to activate a psychological and emotional response.“ (Mona Hatoum)

 

Mona Hatoum’s work explores the various ways in which the human body interacts with and relates to the world, in all its vulnerability and the institutional constraints to which it is subjected. Her sophisticated and often paradoxical portrayals of these phenomena address the viewer first and foremost on a sensory level, triggering feelings of dismay, fascination, fear and loathing – or even a mixture of these. Her multi-faceted, complex and aesthetic works involve a constantly recurring repertoire of forms, structures and methods. At the beginning of her career as an artist, in the early 1980s, she worked mainly in the field of performance art. Some of her performances are documented on video or have been integrated into new video works. They are, for the most part, hard-hitting, accusatory and politically charged. Her recent works tend to convey a more universal message in an abstract way, while at the same time clearly showing what an unpleasant and unrelenting place the world we live in can be. The exhibition presents works from various periods of her artistic career.

 

Mona Hatoum

100 pages, 150 ill., hardcover
German/English
2011, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3153-9
€ 25,00

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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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