© Raymond Pettibon
Sammlung Goetz | Projection on the outer wall

Raymond Pettibon: Sunday Night and Saturday Morning, 2005

Raymond Pettibon’s work Sunday Night and Saturday Morning surprises the viewer with its aesthetics, which are somewhat unconventional for video art. Pettibon arranges his watercolors and ink drawings into a dense collage of moving images with sequential animation, coloration and seemingly ephemeral lines that are reminiscent of comics.

The integration of text – usually provided in comics by speech bubbles – is replaced here by spoken text whose content often generates a discrepancy between text and image. Some motifs, such as the black sun and the baby on the rescue net, occur more frequently but are underlaid with different sound tracks so that the scenes can be interpreted differently. The result is that Pettibon’s work does not seem funny and light like most comics. Its heterogeneous links and associations raise serious questions about society in general.
Pettibon obtains his inspiration from American culture, including film stars and comic heroes, politicians, news events, scenes from television and “film noir” as well as from literature by Henry James and John Ruskin. Personal experiences also play a role, such as Pettibon’s observations of surfers on California beaches.

Sunday Night and Saturday Morning, 2005
1-channel video, colour, sound
Duration: 16’ 45’’


© 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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