© Rosemarie Trockel/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, photo: Wilfried Petzi
Sammlung Goetz

Rosemarie Trockel

„Art, fine art, is just as much a question of aesthetics as it is a question of freedom. Rosemarie Trockel's work is above all an intensive plea for this freedom.“ (Ingvild Goetz)

Rosemarie Trockel became known for her pictures of stove burners and her knitted images. Her choice of materials is a conscious nod to the traditional female role in the home environment. Trockel does not knit her images herself, but has them knitted by a knitting computer based on her designs. She often weaves in political symbols, brand-name articles and trademarks. This procedure raises questions about the socio-political position of art and the role of the artist.

Rosemarie Trockel's extensive and many-sided oeuvre, which includes objects, images, installations and videos as well as many drawings, is one of Sammlung Goetz's main focuses. This solo exhibition will present over 80 works created over the past 25 years. The presentation and selection of the works are developed in close cooperation with the artist.

Her most recent work, which was just completed for this exhibition, is the video film Manus Spleen IV (2002). It is part of a cycle of short video projections about a young woman named Manu. In Manus Spleen IV, she takes on the role of Mutter Courage. A double of Brigitte Bardot makes an appearance as a supporting actress. In various works, Trockel has subjected actresses and fashion icons of the 1960s to closer examination. From this work complex, Sammlung Goetz shows a display cabinet work Ohne Titel (1993), the video Fan 1-6 (2000) and a series of drawings.

Rosemarie Trockel

136 pages, 136 Ill., hardcover
German/English
2002, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-0-8
€ 20,00

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Rosemarie Trockel linen hardcover

136 pages, 136 ill., hardcover
German/English
2002, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
€ 50,00
Limited edition of 150

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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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