© Anna Molska
Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen


The inaugural exhibition at the Nordstern Video Art Centre featuring works from the Sammlung Goetz and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein focused on the theme of labour. The works explored a kaleidoscopic range of fundamental issues relating to the organisation of our society and the dignity of labour.

Constructed in the early 1950s, the Nordstern colliery winding tower in Gelsenkirchen is now a registered historical monument of the industrial era housing the Nordstern Video Art Centre with temporary exhibitions of works from the Sammlung Goetz and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein.
Some 500 film and video works of the past two decades from the Sammlung Goetz provide an excellent insight into contemporary video art. The Video Forum of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein is Germany’s oldest collection of video art, comprising some 1,400 works with such focal points as Fluxus, feminism, historical and contemporary video art as well as media-reflexive approaches. Levels 6, 7 and 8 presented works from the Goetz Collection by the following artists:
Francis Alÿs, Matthew Barney, Harun Farocki, William Kentridge, Jochen Kuhn, Hilary Lloyd, Aernout Mik, Anna Molska, Charles Huntley Nelson, Gabriel Orozco, Tony Oursler, Robin Rhode, Markus Selg, Rosemarie Trockel, Zhao Liang und Artur Żmijewski.
Level 9 presented a sculptural display by Silke Wagner that allows visitors to browse works from the video archives of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, while Level 10 housed an installation by Hito Steyerl.


© 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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