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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
Generations Part 2. Artists in Dialogue
29.06.2018 - 29.01.2019

From the beginning, works by women have had a significant importance in the Sammlung Goetz. Thus, central individual positions - like those of Yayoi Kusama, Rosemarie Trockel and Mona Hatoum, or groupings like the Young British Artists - were established early on, and the work of such artists collected consistently over the years. In her passion for collecting, Ingvild Goetz allowed herself to be guided by her interest in socio-political topics, formal-aesthetic issues and artistic materials, while always remaining open to new discoveries. In the second part of the exhibition, staged in the former air shelter in Haus der Kunst, the focus is on the body and the exploration of its limits, as well as the examination of social concepts of sexuality, gender and identity in moving images. Since its beginnings, video art has been used as a medium for self-reflection and the documentation of performances. On display are videos, films and installations by artists from the 1960s to the present day.

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