© 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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© 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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