© Guido van der Werve
Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

Resonance and Silence. Synesthetic aspects of film and video

The third Sammlung Goetz exhibition in the former air-raid shelter of the Haus der Kunst focuses on the fundamental differences between film and video that set these artforms apart from such classic media as painting or sculpture: time and sound.


With Francis Alÿs, Hans Op de Beeck, Christoph Brech, David Claerbout, Tacita Dean, Rodney Graham, Gary Hill, Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler, Tim Lee, Christian Marclay, Nira Pereg, Anri Sala, Wolfgang Tillmans and Guido van der Werve.

León Krempel, the curator of Klang und Stille (Resonance and Silence), has selected works from the Sammlung Goetz that range from the strident canine barking of El Gringo to the almost unbearable grinding sound of Sabbath and even visual sequences with no sound at all, such as Ruurlo, Bocurloscheweg or Uomoduomo, which nevertheless evoke an inner idea of sound. Resonance and Silence positions our perceptions at a critical distance to the sensory seductiveness of the media. It is only when we are aware that images can evoke sound, and sounds can evoke images, that we are in a position to understand film and video in a fundamental and analytical way. Only then does the artwork emerge from the field of entertainment and contribute to our understanding of reality.

Curated by León Krempel

Klang und Stille. Synästhetische Aspekte von Film und Video.
Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst

112 pages, 114 ill., softcover
2012, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3288-8
€ 10,00

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© 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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