Imagination Becomes Reality
An Exhibition on the Expanded Concept of Painting
Works from the Goetz Collection
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: Fri. 02. 16., 7 pm in the ZKM_Foyer
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Painting has long been more than only oil on canvasses. The transitions between
the various artistic genres and media have become fluid. Not only the classical
disciplines of architecture, sculpture and painting, but also newer media like
photography, video, computer and installation art, intermix and enlarge each
other’s boundaries, develop synergies and render traditional categories
no longer valid.
Over the past two years the five-part exhibition cycle of the Goetz Collection
in Munich "Imagination Becomes Reality" has considered the extensive
influence of painting on the other arts. By means of the confrontation and
contrast of works of contemporary artists, their techniques and forms of expression
have become perceptible and the similarities as well as the differences of
the diverse media have become clear. The exhibition is divided into thematic
groups such as New Media, Architecture and Spatial Experience, Narrativity,
Borrowings and Subjective Appropriation, and five to ten artists are presented
in each part. The sixth and concluding stage of the exhibition at the ZKM |
Museum for Contemporary Art will show a selection of works by 49 participating
artists and enable comparisons of the individual parts of the cycle which have
hitherto come to expression only in the respective catalogues.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a sixth and concluding catalogue with
essays and statements by internationally known authors (Price in the ZKM_Shop: € 19).
All six volumes boxed in a slipcase, the first five together with a print in
the artist’s limited edition (works by Andrè Butzer, Thomas Helbig,
Markus Selg, Tal R, Veron Urdarianu), will be offered at the special price
of € 350.
Based on an idea of Ingvild Goetz’s; curators: Ingvild Goetz with Stephan
Urbaschek, Director of the Goetz Collection, and Gregor Jansen, Head of the
ZKM | Museum for Contemporary Art.
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