© 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
2011, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3153-9
€ 25,00

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© 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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