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Sammlung Goetz

Noël sur le balcon/HOLD THE COLOR. Paulina Olowska/Lucy McKenzie

“In the Goetz Collection we present work from a variety of projects produced both separately and as a two-person team. It has been an ideal opportunity to experience several things.“ (Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska)


This exhibition of works by Polish artist Paulina Olowska and Scottish artist Lucy McKenzie was a first for the Sammlung Goetz in that the entire building, including the lower-level BASE 103, was made available for the artists to curate their own exhibition. The paintings, drawings, collages, installations and a video were completed by new, site-specific installations referencing the spatial characteristics of the museum.
The artists aimed to create a dialogue between their respective works or to resituate them within the context of the Sammlung Goetz. Having first met through an academic exchange programme in 1998, the two artists have much in common. Both come from port cities (Glasgow and Gdansk, respectively) that they personally perceive as geographically and artistically off the beaten track. Both continue to identify with these cities, in spite of their international careers, and acknowledge the important formative influence they have had on their art. In terms of content, the artists share an interest in the quest for alternative approaches to painting and projects in the public space.
Their site-specific works seek to formulate references to everyday aesthetics and singularly local features. They also address issues surrounding the appropriation and significance of aesthetic visual worlds. Using historical references to developments in twentieth-century Polish art or to the Arts and Crafts movement in the British isles, they deliberately question the possibilities of social engagement by artists. Both artists find motifs and inspiration in the world of fashion, applied arts, street signs and found wall paintings in their respective homelands.

Noël sur le balcon/HOLD THE COLOR
Paulina Olowska/Lucy McKenzie

143 pages, 60 ill., hardcover
2007, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 978-3-939894-00-1
€ 10,00

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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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