© Olaf Breuning
Seedamm Kulturzentrum Päffikon, Charles and Agnes Vögele Foundation

Realit;-)t. Video works from Sammlung Goetz in Munich. From Olaf Breuning to Sam Taylor-Wood

What is reality? What is fiction? In an age when perception of the world is largely conveyed by media images, the boundaries seem to blur. This exhibition brought together 30 video works by a younger generation of artists who confront these questions.

With Doug Aitken, Francis Alÿs, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Kutlug Ataman, Andrea Bowers, Olaf Breuning, Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller, David Claerbout, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Emin, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Mona Hatoum, Mathilde ter Heijne, Jonathan Horowitz, William Kentridge, Rachel Khedoori, Mark Leckey, Christian Marclay, Bjørn Melhus, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, Beat Streuli, Sam Taylor-Wood, Rosemarie Trockel and Karen Yasinsky.

Electronic media shape the youth and recreational time of a younger generation. Against this backdrop, young artists are developing a great interest in using their media works to highlight the rites, problems and identity questions of youth. Collector Ingvild Goetz finds the medium of video suited like no other to reflect our world with its social, political and artistic facets. Will we soon perceive reality only through images brought to us via the media? "No cause for concern" say the exhibition curators. With a knowing wink, they have thus exchanged the 'ä' in 'Realität' [Reality] in the exhibition title for an emoticon.


© 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.


[Translate to English:]

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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