Theatinerstrasse 8 80333 Munich
August 19th – November 6th
The exhibition in the Kunsthalle Munich brings together around ninety works from the Sammlung Goetz, featuring more than twenty distinguished international artists, such as Matthew Barney, Stan Douglas, Nan Goldin, Candida Höfer, Ulrike Ottinger, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Wall. The pieces were created between 1972 and 2013 and therefore serve as a cross section of the interaction between fine art and the performing arts today. The works deal with theater architecture as a cultural and social space and with the illusionism of the stage, examine the importance of the audience, and pose fundamental questions about identity and role models. Many of the works aim not at creating a perfect illusion, but are fascinating precisely because they reveal their own staging.