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Neues Museum, Nürnberg

When Now is Minimal. The Unknown Side of Sammlung Goetz

This joint exhibition project was organized by the New Museum in Nuremberg, the Museion in Bozen and the Sammlung Goetz in Munich. It looks at how very different generations of artists have addressed the subject of Minimalism and implemented their ideas within the rich framework of contemporary modes of expression.

With Martin Boyce, Alan Charlton, Wade Guyton, Peter Halley, Imi Knoebel, Anthony McCall, Blinky Palermo, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Fred Sandback, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel and Andrea Zittel.

Besides those positions that have played an important role in art discourse on Minimalism since the 1960s, the exhibition also presents the work of a younger generation of artists; they have taken the ideas of their predecessors and adapted them in a way that is often more informal, liberated and playful, as well as much less orthodox, thus producing their own individual artistic style.
The abundance of media selected from the Sammlung Goetz for this exhibition includes many works which have not been on show before, ranging from sketches to paintings, photographs, sculptures as well as wall and light installations. This reveals just how topical the theme has always been for the different generations and genres. The choice of works underlines the fact that the fundamental questions regarding concept and design as well as aesthetics and formalistic approaches that arose in the 1960s continue to be posed in contemporary art and are as relevant today as they ever were.

Curated by Karsten Löckemann and Letizia Ragaglia

Further stations of the exhbition:
Neues Museum, Nuremberg: July 19 – Oktober 20, 2013

When Now is Minimal. The Unknown Side of the Goetz Collection

240 pages, 263 ill., softcover
2013, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-3647-3
€ 30,00

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© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD Kunst, Bonn, photo: Thomas Dashuber

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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

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Autumn/Winter 2021

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