© Thomas Schütte/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn, photo: Raimund Koch
Sammlung Goetz

Thomas Schütte

A fundamental distrust of art institutions is the characteristic element in the works of Thomas Schütte. He subtly formulates this criticism with seemingly classic works.

The Sammlung Goetz holds over 50 works by Schütte from the past 20 years. These represent various complexes of works created during his years of study at the Academy in Dusseldorf up to the present day. They also reflect the collector's personal interest in the artist, however. In close cooperation with Thomas Schütte, a retrospective was developed with a scope not seen since the mid 1990s in Germany. The exhibit includes examples of his architectural models, sculptures, installations, water colors, photographs and drawings as well as studies from the early 1980s that have never been shown.
Schütte's skepticism about the traditional conception of art and its function in public spaces is manifested throughout. It is also expressed by the radical and experimental practice of including unsuccessful attempts as part of the artist's oeuvre.

Thomas Schütte

112 pages, 107 ill., hardcover
German/English
2001, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9805267-6-3
€ 10,00

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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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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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