© Sarah Morris
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 1960’s 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


© 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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