© Jacco Olivier
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

The Morning After

The Morning After exhibition marked the first time that media works from the Sammlung Goetz had been shown in northern Germany.

With Janine Antoni, Christoph Brech, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, David Claerbout, Willie Doherty, Johan Grimonprez, Mona Hatoum, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, Zilla Leutenegger, Matthew McCaslin, Matthias Müller, Jacco Olivier, Tony Oursler, Paul Pfeiffer, Robin Rhode, Anri Sala and Frank Stürmer.

Comprising 17 artistic positions representing a time span from the 1990s to the present day, it included major video installations and large-format video projections. The focus was firmly on the lyrical quality that is a characteristic of so many of the works in the Sammlung Goetz.
With an ever increasing flow of media images encroaching in every area of our lives, and with the brief attention span of our constant web and channel surfing habits becoming an almost natural trait, works of art can open up a place of contemplation. Slowing down perception, concentrating on details, structures and being aware of visual changes can all generate new ways of seeing. Living and dreaming, the conscious and the unconscious, the fleeting and the definitive, can merge inseductive ways. Video art reveals itself as the perfect vehicle for ambivalent feelings, vague ideas or attempts at approaching some complex theme. In the wake of intense mass media overkill, The Morning Afterprovides a haven of peace and quiet concentration on essentials – a respite from the shallow distractions.

The Morning After – Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz

128 pages, 63 ill., hardcover
German/English
2008, Weserburg – Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

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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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