© Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch, photo: Julian Baumann
Kammerspiele München, Probebühne

Ryan Trecartin. Premise Place (edit 1)

The Los Angeles based artist Ryan Trecartin belongs to a new gerneration of artists who grew up with the Internet. In his video films he depicts the accelerated present in the age of omnipresent media. In cooperation with the Sammlung Goetz, the Munich Kammerspiele presents the European premier of Trecartin’s large-scale multimedia installation The Premise Place (edit 1) from 2009.

Ryan Trecartin challenges the viewer with super-fast cuts, accelerated sound and changing characters and sets. The outlandishly made up, continuously chatting actors recall self-promoters on YouTube and in cheap television casting shows. Although the films resemble improvised amateur videos on the Internet, Trecartin wrote the screen play for each of them. Felix Rothenhäusler now ventures for the first time in staging one of these scenarios in a play at the Kammerspiele. The Re'Search, the title of a complex language artwork, goes beyond the boundaries of gender, class and race. Ryan Trecartin’s text collage appears in parallel as a bilingual edition published by Merve-Verlag.
In the context of this experiment, on the Kammer’s rehearsal stage 3 the Sammlung Goetz presents the artist’s 7-channel multimedia installation The Premise Place (edit 1) (2009), which includes the film The Re'Search. The installation serves as an accessible backdrop into which Trecartin integrates the seven films on flat screens as well as props from his films as sculptural elements.

Curated by Leo Lencsés


© 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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