© 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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© 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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