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Sammlung Goetz. Collection of contemporary art

architects: Herzog & De Meuron, Basel, Photographer: Franz Wimmer, München

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #299, 1994, Photographer: Raimund Koch, New York

Matthew Barney, Cremaster Cycle, 2007, Photographer: Nic Tenwiggenhorn, Berlin, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Exh. „Arte Povera from the Goetz Collection", Photographer: Nic Tenwiggenhorn, Berlin, © VG-Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Robert Gober, Untitled, 1988, Photographer: Raimund Koch, New York

Andreas Hofer, Thunder Agent Nevada Doom 4419, 2004, Photographer: Roman März, Berlin

Mike Kelly, Kandor 7, 2007, Photographer: Nic Tenwiggenhorn, Berlin, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Jannis Kounellis, Senza titolo, 1959, Photographer: Barbara Deller-Leppert, München



Oberföhringer Straße 103
81925 München


Gallery Hours

Do. u. Fr. 14.00-18.00, Sa. 11.00-16.00, jedoch nur nach telefonischer Vereinbarung
not accessible

The Sammlung Goetz includes more than 4,500 works by over 500 artists; in addition to drawings, prints, paintings and photographs, the collection features a variety of video works and site-specific installations. Although the collection began with a number of Arte Povera works, its inventory – continually expanded over the years by Ingvild Goetz - now includes works by American artists of the 1980s, the Young British Artists and individual German and international artists.
The artworks are presented to the public in two six-month exhibitions each year. The Sammlung Goetz also collaborates with several institutions, including the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Villa Stuck and Haus der Kunst in Munich, which allows the collection to be presented in other contexts.
Ingvild Goetz’s collecting approach focuses on the media diversity of current forms of artistic expression and the constant training and expansion of our perceptive spectrum.  This idea is corroborated by a vast reference library, which includes about 7,000 scholarly volumes, with a concentration on the art from the 1950s.

Opened in 1993, the Sammlung Goetz building was designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The cube made of birch wood and frosted glass has since become an architectural icon and one of Herzog & de Meuron’s most showcased buildings. In order to do justice to the presentation of the collection’s media artworks, the building was extended in 2004 with BASE103, an addition to the existing building in the basement, which offers increased exhibition space. Visits to the collection and use of the extensive reference library are free of charge and possible during opening hours with prior telephone reservations. Guided tours are offered on request.

Sammlung Goetz
No Place like Home
13.05.2016 - 08.01.2017

Home is an ambivalent place: On the one hand, it provides protection and retreat; on the other hand, family expectations can make it overwhelming and oppressive. In its exhibition No Place like Home in Haus der Kunst the Sammlung Goetz explores this wide range of intra-family relationships. Artists: Sue de Beer, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Zilla Leutenegger, Matthias Müller, Hans Op de Beeck, Gabriel Orozco, Patricia Pearson, Anri Sala, Laurie Simmons, Lorenz Straßl, Frank Stürmer, Veronika Veit and Karen Yasinsky Curator: Susanne Touw

Sammlung Goetz
Assume Vivid Astro Focus
09.07.2016 - 03.12.2016

Ein Festival der Sinnlichkeit zelebriert das Künstlerkollektiv Assume Vivid Astro Focus in seinen Multimedia- Installationen. Gründer ist der Brasilianer Eli Sudbrack, der im Team mit wechselnden Künstlern, Musikern und Designern zusammenarbeitet. Im Base 103, dem Ausstellungsbereich für Medienkunst in der Sammlung Goetz, entführt uns Assume Vivid Astro Focus in ein psychedelisches Universum voll praller Erotik, in dem Genderthemen, politische Botschaften und kulturelle Codes zusammenfließen.

Sammlung Goetz
Michael Buthe and Ingvild Goetz -A friendship
09.07.2016 - 15.12.2016

Michael Buthe (1944-1994) was already a living legend. Much like a prince, the artist staged himself in his own fairytale world. Ingvild Goetz met Buthe in the 1970s and collected his work thereafter. With more than 40 paintings, objects, collages and works on paper and private photographs dating from 1968-1994, the retrospective exhibition at Sammlung Goetz provides insight into the friendship between the artist and collector. "Art in itself is a religion. And I believe that artists really do have a priest-like function", Michael Buthe explained in an interview. He brought spirituality to art at a time when it was dominated by the conceptual, and he did not shy away from connecting his work with the opulence of the Orient and motives of kitsch. Adorned with feathers and dressed in flowing robes, he acted as a shaman in his performances and turned his exhibitions into mystical-magical works of art. Despite his early death, his companion, "Michel de la Sainte Beauté" - as he called himself ironically – has remained in our memories as a dazzling artistic personality. Ingvild Goetz met Buthe, who led a nomadic life between the Rheinland and Morocco, in Cologne, and she later visited him in his house in Marrakesh, becoming enchanted with his superordinate visual cosmos. The two were united in their curiosity of the unknown, their interest in foreign cultures and their yearning for spirituality in everyday life. Buthe even designed a meditation tower on Goetz’s private compound in Spain, which he solemnly inaugurated with a mystical ritual. The exhibition in the Sammlung Goetz presents Michael Buthe in the full scope of his artistic career, beginning with his early minimalist drawings and objects from 1968/69 to his sculptural collages with feathers, plants and glossy paper, his large-format watercolors and his paintings adorned with silver and gold bronze, to his extensive portfolios from 1993-94, which are on view to the public for the first time. The presentation is supplemented by documentary material and photographs from Ingvild Goetz’s personal photo album.

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