Abstract, minimalist painting consisting of a black grid that gives the painting spatiality. The squares within have the colours red, white, dark and light blue as well as orange. Sarah Morris, Sammlung Goetz Munich
Haus der Kunst, Munich

Random Sampling. Painting from the Sammlung Goetz

Media art has assumed a dominate position during the years-long partnership between the Sammlung Goetz and Haus der Kunst. The exhibition Random Sampling presents for the first time a representative cross-section of paintings, based on more than 50 works from the collection.

With Tomma Abts, Michael Buthe, Walter Dahn, Ellen Gallagher, Wade Guyton/Kelley Walker, Andy Hope 1930 (Andreas Hofer), Neil Jenney, Mike Kelley, Toba Khedoori, Udomsak Krisanamis, Lucy McKenzie, Sarah Morris, Chris Ofili, Paulina Olowska, David Reed, Wilhelm Sasnal, Tal R and Luc Tuymans.

Painting is a traditional medium in the visual arts and it reflects like few others shifting explorations of artist issues. With nearly 1000 works, painting also plays a central role in the Sammlung Goetz without being an explicit collection object, as Ingvild Goetz collects overlapping mediums of contemporary art in broader contexts. The exhibition in Haus der Kunst thus presents a cross-section from the Sammlung Goetz with a focus on a specific medium, uniting more than 50 works from the late 1960s to the present, created by three generations of artists. Although Ingvild Goetz is guided by her personal preferences and interests in her acquisition of works, the collection reveals a clear vision. This led the exhibition’s curator Ulrich Wilmes to name it Random Sampling, a title inspired by the artistic position represented by Sarah Morris, whose strictly geometric paintings can be perceived as both architecture and patterns.

Curated by Ulrich Wilmes


Gutai. Collection + Goetz

| Pinakothek der Moderne | Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Modern Art Collection)

Since 2019, in the context of the Sammlung+ format, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst has presented artistic discoveries, new acquisitions and thematic foci in the Pinakothek der Moderne in collaboration with partners and foundations. This has led to the emergence of new perspectives on the collections, new insights into research work and the establishment of new dialogues. It is in this framework that a selection of paintings by the Japanese artist group Gutai from the Sammlung Goetz will be presented in room 23, within a series of rooms focusing on near-contemporaneous regional and German abstraction phenomena under the title “Walk the Line.”  Founded in 1954 by the abstract painter Jiro Yoshihara, Gutai was one of the 20th century’s most innovative artistic movements, which combined action, abstraction and materiality.

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