© 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’’


© 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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