© 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
1996, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg

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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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