© 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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© 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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