© Juan Manuel Echavarria
Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg

nach/sichten. Video Works from the Goetz Collection

The German title of this exhibition plays on notions of visual perception, viewing, re-viewing and on the reflections that are triggered, whereby our thoughts mirror what we have seen.

With Hans Op de Beeck, Andrea Bowers, David Claerbout, Stan Douglas, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Jeanne Faust, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Laurie Simmons, Mathilde ter Heijne and Andro Wekua.

The German title of this exhibition plays on notions of visual perception, viewing, re-viewing and on the reflections that are triggered, whereby our thoughts mirror what we have seen. The pictorial worlds evoked by the works thus appear as visually constructed spaces in which the unequivocal is called into question and the complexity of multiple meaning prevails. This common theme links all the works in the exhibition. They play with the viewer’s perceptions, operate with fragments of cinematic vocabulary and narratives familiar from film and television. They evoke visual memories and associations with known images. At the same time, the content is explicitly political. Hans Op de Beeck and Juan Manuel Echavarría, for instance, address such issues as the problem of refugees from the so-called Third World or the social and political impact of the cocaine trade, while Andrea Bowers and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster use their work to highlight the debate about abortion in the USA and the significance and use of the White Sands atomic bomb testing site. Other works, such as that of Jeanne Faust, focus on the question of the filmic construction of time and space.

Upcoming

© 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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