© 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
2008, Weserburg – Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

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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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