© Nabuyoshi Araki, photo: Philipp Schönborn
Sammlung Goetz

Nobuyoshi Araki – Diane Arbus – Nan Goldin

"A photograph is the secret of a secret. The more they communicate, the less one knows." (Diane Arbus)

With the exhibition Nobuyoshi Araki – Diane Arbus – Nan Goldin, Sammlung Goetz presents three photographers from three generations and cultural worlds. Regardless of societal taboos, they show life as it actually is. Despite their unsparing gaze, the subjects of their photographs maintain their dignity. These photos reveal intimate, touching moments of human interaction.

Diane Arbus is the oldest artist whose works are included in the show. She became known for her black and white portraits from those on the edges of society: the mentally disabled, the poor, prostitutes and transvestites. Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most renowned Japanese photographers. His nude photos of schoolgirls and artistically bound models triggered great discussion about the boundaries between pornography and art. In her photographs, Nan Goldin takes up subjects like violence, sexuality and death. She uses her camera to accompany people who belong to her circle of friends often for years at a time, almost like a diary.

Nobuyoshi Araki – Diane Arbus – Nan Goldin

132 pages, 134 ill., softcover
1997, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9805267-12

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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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