© 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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© 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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