Munich - München

Germany



Address:
Oberföhringer Strasse 103

81925
Phone: +49 - 89 - 95 93 96 9 - 0
Fax: +49 - 89 - 95 93 96 9 - 6
Website: http://www.sammlung-goetz

Goetz Collection

The Goetz Collection is an internationally renowned, private collection of contemporary art in Munich. The Collection's activities embrace the entire diversity of today's artistic forms of expression in all media. Apart from drawings, graphics, paintings, and photography, the focus is on video and film work, room-sized installations and multi-channel projections. The Collection is committed to keep up and to develop high standards in art historical researching, cataloguing, preserving, and restoring of the works of art.

The semi-annual exhibitions in a museum building which was designed by the architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and completed in 1993 are concentrated on the development of individual artistic expressions and focused on larger group of works by single artists. They are open to the public by appointment only. Our exhibitions are proof of the autonomy of art, of its creative strength and its ability to show us the world in a way we would never have imagined possible. The Goetz Collection feels duty bound to plead for the openness of our perceptions and the constant correction of our thoughts and views through contemporary art.

The gallery for a private collection of art from the 1960s to the present day stands in park-like grounds surrounded by a fence. It looks like a solitaire which dwells happily the midst of birch trees and conifers, yet still remains alien.
Building regulations for the residential area restricted the height and footprint of the building, which made it necessary to construct a basement level to give the required exhibition space. Herzog & de Meuron made this restriction into the basis for ... [ Read all ]




Forthcoming exhibitions

Matthew Barney

05. November 2007 - 29. March 2008

http://www.sammlung-goetz.de/index2.php?lang=en&pn=exh&m=upcoming




Opening hours

Visitation is possible during opening hours by appointment only:
Monday to Friday 2 - 6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on sundays and bank holidays.
Guided tours are available on request (English / German)


Getting there

How to find us:

Take the Subway U4 to "Richard-Strauss-Straße". Change here for bus # 188 (direction Unterföhring, Fichtenstraße) to bus stop "Bürgerpark Oberföhring".

Take the streetcar # 17 or #18, or bus #. 54 to "Herkomerplatz". Change here for bus # 188 (direction Unterföhring, Fichtenstraße) to bus stop "Bürgerpark Oberföhring".


Facilities

The gallery for a private collection of art from the 1960s to the present day stands in park-like grounds surrounded by a fence. It looks like a solitaire which slots unselfconsciously between the many birch trees and conifers, yet still remains alien.
Building regulations for the residential area restricted the height and footprint of the building, which made it necessary to construct a basement level to give the required exhibition space. Herzog & de Meuron made this restriction into the basis for their design. The first step was to deliberately avoid the traditional solution of putting video art and drawings down in the basement, and to aim instead at achieving equal spatial quality on both exhibition levels. The conventional hierarchy of rooms is turned about. Attempts with classic overhead lighting, as seen in the early sketches, were soon abandoned, and the main, usually toplit exhibition hall which is the focus of many galleries was placed in the basement. In the upper storey are three smaller exhibition rooms. The 4 to 5.5-metre-high walls inside the rooms are unfinished plaster, and at the top is a strip of matt glazing through which even, glare-free light falls. From inside the rooms the visitor can no longer be sure which floor he is on.

BASE103

What was once a storage area at the Sammlung Goetz museum has been extended and converted into a media zone called BASE103. The new space was designed, planned and carried out by the Munich office of Wolfgang Brune Architects in consultation with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. This marks the conclusion of a project which began in 2000 to dedicate a separate space in the museum for the Sammlung’s extens...+ [ Read all ]


Museum internal and external photos (2)

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Education

The Goetz Collection's library is a reference library containing around 6,000 volumes focusing thematically on the art of the second half of the 20th century and early years of the 21st century, and constitutes a vital resource for academic work at the Collection. The library contains artist monographs on all the artists represented in the Collection, a selection of international exhibition and group catalogues of the last 30 years, inventory catalogues of leading museums, galleries, and collections, and a selection of the most important periodicals and magazines. The Collection's archives are particularly concerned to document the work and development of the artists represented at the Goetz and the history of the Collection. Use of the library by outsiders for academic purposes is possible only on prior notification.