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Exhibitions 06|2010

June 18th–October 3rd, 2010
fast forward 2.
The Power of Motion
Media Art Sammlung Goetz
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: Thurs, June 17th, 7 pm., ZKM_Foyer

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List of Artists

The exhibition fast forward 2. The Power of Motion at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art will show a representative selection of new acquisitions in video and media art from the internationally renowned collection of Ingvild Goetz from Munich. Whereas the selection of works for the previous exhibition »fast forward« in 2003 focused on the changed viewing habits of our “accelerated” society, fast forward 2. The Power of Motion, seven years later, aims to exam movement and acceleration, but also the potential for deceleration. Today’s society—which seems to move and communicate almost exclusively and increasingly in fast forward—inhabits a world that is shaped by a high degree of mobility, global trade via day-trading, mobile workplaces, permanent networking through virtual communication structures, and streaming on demand—everything seems available everywhere and always. And people, too, are forced by economic and/or political conditions to set themselves in motion: between cities, countries, and continents.

With her impressive collection whose origins can be traced back to the 1960s, Ingvild Goetz has compiled a museum-level panorama of contemporary art that is as extensive as it is personal. As one of the few private collectors, she was an early and consistent supporter of the medium video. Thus, over the years she has compiled a collection of media art that is among the most important of its kind internationally. The spectrum of her collection activities corresponds with the diverse media used in today’s artistic expression. In addition to drawings, prints, paintings, and photographs, she sets a clear focus on video and film works, site-specific installations, and multiple projections.

The Sammlung Goetz has expanded significantly since the exhibition »fast forward« in 2003 at the ZKM | Media Museum. ZKM will now show a selection of the collection’s recently acquired media works that deal with movement and dynamics in their content as well as at social, political, and formal aesthetic levels—and in doing so, simultaneously refer to the opposite: deceleration. Presented will be approximately 50 videos, video installations, and films from 35 artists. The works exhibited focus on current productions from 2000 to today, and offer an ensemble of well established, internationally renown positions and young artists, in part, new discoveries, as it is a personal concern of the collector to also show works from emerging artists.

On the one hand, the works in the exhibition will thematize dynamics and movement (as the title indicates), while on the other hand, right from the start the Sammlung Goetz was set up as an internationally oriented collection. Present as a loaded symbol at the interface of dynamics and a global world is the standard sea freight container. For this reason, an unusual “exhibition architecture” will be created: 19 containers in which video installations can be viewed has been set up in the two atria of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art. There will also be associations with containers at the level of content, as several videos are set on ships, deal with them, or have plots revolving around lakes or oceans.

fast forward 2. The Power of Motion will show installations and films in the context of the thematic arc of dynamics and movement by, for example, artists such as Matthew Barney and Jochen Kuhn who allow a form of private myth to arise in their work. While for Paul Chan, narrative, among other things, is at the forefront in his animated videos; in the works by Christoph Brech, movement becomes a poetic gesture. In the work by Fiona Tan, on the contrary, the energy of the movement can be sensed only in the tension. A special highlight is certainly also the installation by Nathalie Djurberg, which could be seen at the Venice Biennale in 2009: here, through their own movements in the installation, viewers create a connection to the production process in the stop-motion technique of video. Since several artists represented in the Sammlung Goetz do not produce their works exclusively for the white cube of the museum, but also for the cinema, the exhibition will be accompanied by a film program in July.


Peter Weibel, Gregor Jansen, Andreas Beitin and Ingvild Goetz, Stephan Urbaschek.


A catalogue has been published for the exhibition (320 pages, with ca. 780 ill., eds. Ingvild Goetz and Stephan Urbaschek, Hatje Cantz Verlag), which documents the exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, and provides an overview of the Sammlung Goetz's expanded inventory.
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In addition, a brochure will be produced in a cooperation between ZKM | Museum Communication and visitors to the exhibition.


The following artists will be presented with selected works in the ZKM_Media Theater in a film program (FP) in conjunction with the exhibition:

  Wednesday, July 14th, 6pm: Jochen Kuhn

»Das Ei«, 1981, Farbe, ohne Ton, 6 Min.
»Hotel Acapulco«, 1987, Farbe, Ton, 12 Min.
»Die Beichte«, 1990, Farbe, Ton, 10 Min.
»Neulich 1«, 1998/1999, Farbe, Ton, 3 Min.
»Neulich 2«, 2000, Farbe, Ton, 8 Min.
»Neulich 4«, 2003, Farbe, Ton, 13 Min.
»Sonntag 1«, 2005, Farbe, Ton, 6 Min.
  Wednesday, July 21st, 6pm: Ulrike Ottinger
»Prater«, 2008, Farbe, Ton, 104 Min.
  Wednesday, July 28th, 6pm: Wilhelm Sasnal
»Swiniopas (Schweinehirt)«, 2009, Farbe, Ton, 86 Min.


List of Artists
AES+F, Francis Alÿs, Janine Antoni, Matthew Barney, Ulla von Brandenburg, Christoph Brech, Ergin Cavusoglu, Paul Chan, David Claerbout, Nathalie Djurberg, Stan Douglas, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Rodney Graham, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Mike Kelley, Kimsooja, Jochen Kuhn (FP), Óscar Muñoz, Marcel Odenbach, Hans Op de Beeck, Ulrike Ottinger (FP), Mary Reid Kelley, Robin Rhode, Julian Rosefeldt, Aïda Ruilova, Wilhelm Sasnal (FP), Christine Schulz, Laurie Simmons, Frank Stürmer, Fiona Tan, Ryan Trecartin, Yang Fudong, Zhao Liang

(FP) = Film program


Guided tours:
Saturday, 4 p.m.


see also
ZKM Exhibition "fast forward. Media Art | Sammlung Goetz"
October 11th, 2003 - February 29th, 2004

Janine Antoni, Touch, 2002, Filmstill, Courtesy Sammlung Goetz, © Janine Antoni

Installationsansicht Matthew Barney, CREMASTER CYCLE, 2007, in der Ausstellung »Matthew Barney« der Sammlung Goetz, München (2007/2008), © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010, Foto: Nic Tenwiggenhorn, Berlin

Fiona Tan, Saint Sebastian, 2001, Filmstill, Courtesy Sammlung Goetz, © Fiona Tan


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