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Media Art from the Goetz Collection

Oct. 11, 2003 Feb. 29, 2004
Opening: Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

The exhibition fast forward presents one of the internationally most acclaimed private collections of contemporary art we have Munich-based Ingvild Goetz, with her immense commitment and knowledge of the subject to thank for its amazing profile. With her impressive collection, which has its roots in the 1960s, she has assembled a collection that is as comprehensive as it is personal, offering a panorama of contemporary art of a truly museum-like status. Ingvild Goetz was one of the very few private collectors who at an early date was an ardent and continual supporter of the new medium of video art. Over the years, Ingvild Goetz established a media art collection that is now one of the most outstanding worldwide.

Now, for the first time the ZKM offers the opportunity to view a large representative selection of media works from the Goetz Collection over 70 videos, video installations and films. The works showcased here focus on current productions from the 1990s to the present. Ms. Goetz attaches great importance to presenting the works of the »very young generation«.

The works selected here ask questions about time, transience and memory, qua psychosocial studies in their playful use of filmic codes they constitute a counter pole to filmic productions à la Hollywood. They address the changed perceptual strategies of our accelerated present, in which information is often run through and absorbed in »fast forward«-mode. The surfeit of information calls for selective perception this in turn hinges on the respectively personal interests.

The exhibition is being accompanied by a comprehensive film program that will run in the Media Theater and the Lecture Hall. One highlight: the presentation of the »Cremaster« series by Matthew Barney on the opening weekend.

The English/German exhibition catalog will contain not only essays but also comprehensive documentation on the entire media works in the Goetz Collection.

website -> www.zkm.de/goetz

Curators: Sabine Himmelsbach and Stephan Urbaschek

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