© Zilla Leutenegger
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

Zilla Leutenegger: More than this

Swiss artist Zilla Leutenegger combines murals, drawings, objects and video projections to create expansive installations and photographs. Her works surprise the viewer with their playfulness and ease. The exhibition in Bremen presented installations and drawings from a large complex of Sammlung Goetz holdings and complements it with many new works, some of which are being shown in Germany for the first time.

A few vigorous but concise lines are sufficient for Leutenegger to create her own world. In sketchily implied rooms, we often encounter the artist’s alter ego: the fictional Zilla. She is the sole protagonist, trying out various roles and identities. Childhood dreams and fantasies have just as much space here as do everyday situations: Zilla plays piano, work or simply reads a book. But the artist’s eyes let us see these superficially banal activities as perceptual events of a very special nature that can point beyond the here and now. Many of the works illustrate irony and subtle pictorial humor. Others are full of dense melancholy and suggest something that is absent. They appear to be snapshots, without storyline or dramaturgy, but with a narrative core that points out the existential conditions and possibilities of life.

 

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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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