© Chris Ofili
Sammlung Goetz

The Mystery of Painting

Today, painting distinguishes itself by stylistic diversity, visual pleasure and its own intrinsic logic. For the group exhibition The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz has selected ten positions from its holdings of paintings.

With Ellen Gallagher, Toba Khedoori, Karen Kilimnik, Udomsak Krisanamis, Sarah Morris, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, Lari Pittman, Neo Rauch and Matthew Ritchie.

Painting has often been declared dead. Despite this, it has maintained its vitality and diversity over the centuries as hardly any other medium. The ten artists in the group exhibition The Mystery of Painting are not related by a common style, but by a common attitude to painting. "What they have in common is that they do not paint a picture of the world, but about the world", explains Ingvild Goetz. They masterfully transcend traditional categories of 'representational' and 'abstract', look for points of departure in pop culture and folk art and do not shy away from close proximity to the decorative or to kitsch. Most of these artists belong to the younger generation. Their works were created in the late 1990s. Many of them are being shown in Germany for the first time.

The Mystery of Painting

192 pages, 91 ill., hardcover
German/English
2001, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9805267-9-8
€ 15,00

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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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