© Helmut Federle/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, photo: Julia Rotter
Sammlung Goetz

Monochromie – Geometrie

This exhibition at Sammlung Goetz presents six artistic positions in non-representational painting.

With Alan Charlton, Helmut Federle, Imi Knoebel, Joseph Marioni, Alan Uglow and Günter Umberg.

These painters belong to a generation of artists who developed new concepts for monochrome or geometric painting after the end of the American Neo-Avant-Garde. In the sense of Frank Stella's dictum "What you see is what you see", they insist on the factual reality of the painting while simultaneously referring to the world of ideas and concepts that lies behind it. Against the backdrop of the history of painting, an exciting context develops that raises questions about the relevance of the traditional medium. As Johannes Meinhardt writes in his accompanying essay to the exhibition in Sammlung Goetz, these artists explore the conditions and boundaries of the painting by analyzing its means (Charlton, Uglow, Knoebel), experience the painting in its aesthetic totality as a colored body (Marioni, Umberg) or give it compositional meaning (Federle). With paintings, objects and works on paper, the various artistic concepts enter into dialogue.


A colloquium with Alan Charlton, Helmut Federle and Joseph Marioni will be held on occasion of the exhibition opening on January 22, 1996 at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich.

Monochromie Geometrie

112 pages, 48 ill., softcover
German/English
1996, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg

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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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