© Cindy Sherman
Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar

Self Performance. Jürgen Klauke and Cindy Sherman from Sammlung Goetz

The Neues Museum Weimar presented photographic self-representations of Cologne artist Jürgen Klauke and New York artist Cindy Sherman in a fascinating dialogue.

The similarities between the artistic strategies of Jürgen Klauke and Cindy Sherman are striking. Both artists work primarily with photographs of themselves in staged situations, situations in which they grapple with different roles and images. Both work simultaneously as actors, directors, designers and photographers. While Sherman uses elaborate costumes to reference historical art and film models and continually tries out new changes of identity, Klauke always remains the provocative player of himself. Featuring works from the holdings of Sammlung Goetz, the exhibition Self Performance reveals the commonalities and differences between the two protagonists.
Twenty photographic works made between 1971 and 1998 provided a succinct overview of Jürgen Klauke's artistic development. In addition to his well-known photographic sequences, the exhibition included a group of watercolors and several video documentaries about his performances and actions. Cindy Sherman was represented with thirty photographs taken over a period of thirty years. These included the complete series Bus Riders (1976) as well as a selection from her early black and white series Untitled (Film Stills) (1977-1980) which catapulted the American artist to international fame.

Jürgen Klauke – Cindy Sherman

80 pages, 93 ill., softcover
1994, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-89322-674-5

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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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