© Thomas Zipp, photo: Roman März
Sammlung Goetz

Thomas Zipp MENS AGITAT MOLEM (Luther & The Family of Pills)

“Thomas Zipp is concerned with the notion that the power of good also generates the power of evil , and also by the idea that the subconscious power of repression and the Janus-headed aspect of all things invokes a negative, demonic aspect.“ (Ingvild Goetz)

Thomas Zipp likes to collate his individual works into an overall gesamtkunstwerk by re-structuring existing places and shaping them into settings for his own specific works in ways that exist only in this unique context. This approach formed the basis for his MENS AGITAT MOLEM (Luther & The Family of Pills) exhibition, which the artist curated to showcase the works already held by the Sammlung Goetz. The exhibition presented his works on paper, paintings and sculptures from the period 2002 to 2008, within the framework of an installative dialogue. The complex Dirty Tree Black Pills (2005) consisting of 30 sculptures, on a broad platform of black pill or bomb shaped sculptures, two paper collages, a large-wscale painting and a neon lamp suspended from the ceiling, formed the epicentre of the exhibition.
Zipp‘s works bear the stamp of complex reflections on the art historical, scientific and political themes that he so often places with playful humour at the heart of his work. His works cannot be approached from a purely analytical stance, but from an associative viewpoint instead, in which the unspoken plays a compellingly tantalising role. Zipp is interested in the various different states of the human mind and spirit, which he invariably places at the forefront of his work. Surrrealist apects also play a key role.

Thomas Zipp

152 pages, 82 ill., hardcover
2009, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 978-3-939894-12-4
€ 25,00

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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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