© Ulrike Ottinger
Kunsthalle München

STAGED! Spectacle and role play in contemporary art

Opera, theater and ballet have always had a special fascination for a multitude of visual artists, who have found inspiration in magnificent theater architecture, opulent sets, extravagant costumes and rousing performances. With nearly 90 works from the Sammlung Goetz, the exhibition in the Kunsthalle Munich demonstrates the continuing interplay between art and theater.

"All the world’s a stage" is a famous line by English poet William Shakespeare in the comedy As You Like It, which explores in a rondelay the trials and tribulations of love. The quote is often cited when the topic of the theater’s influence on other areas of life arises. All the World’s a Stage presents the large-scale exhibition in the Kunsthalle Munich in cooperation with the Sammlung Goetz. It brings together ca. 20 artists who explore the techniques of stage and theater in their works. On view is the full range of artistic forms, from painting, sculpture and photography to video works and large-scale multimedia installations.

A similar perspective on the works from the Sammlung Goetz was already ventured in the exhibition All the World's a Stage at the Fundación Banco Santander. With the selection of works in the Kunsthalle Munich, this notion will be continued and intensified.

Curated by Karsten Löckemann

Spektakel und Rollenspiel in der Gegenwartskunst

160 pages, 83 ill., softcover
2016, Kunsthalle der Hypokulturstiftung, Munich; Hirmer Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-7774-2708-9
€ 19,00

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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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