© Ulrike Ottinger, photo: Thomas Dashuber
Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

Ulrike Ottinger

„The grotesque helps us to endure the gravity of everyday life.“ (Ulrike Ottinger)

Coinciding with the Pawel Althamer exhibition, the Sammlung Goetz presents the newly-acquired work Floating Food, 2011, by German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. Floating Food is an audiovisual round-up of the artist’s travels in distant lands and cultures, focusing on two fundamental human needs: food and water.
Ottinger explores cultural phenomena and rituals that may often appear exotic to western eyes, taking us to remote, faraway places that reflect both the beauty and the harshness of human life. Her ethnographic portraits of landscapes and communities frequently possess a fairytale quality that almost imperceptibly blurs the distinction between reality and orchestration.
The 8-channel video installation is complemented by further video works and photographs by Ulrike Ottinger.

 

 

Ulrike Ottinger

176 pages, 172 ill., hardcover
German/English
2012, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3462-2
€ 25,00

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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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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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