Imagination Becomes Reality (# 6)

17 February 2007 - 1 May 2007

ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE

Painting has long been more than only oil on canvasses. The transitions between the various artistic genres and media have become fluid. Not only the classical disciplines of architecture, sculpture and painting, but also newer media like photography, video, computer and installation art, intermix and enlarge each other’s boundaries, develop synergies and render traditional categories no longer valid.

Over the past two years the five-part exhibition cycle of the Goetz Collection in Munich »Imagination Becomes Reality« has considered the extensive influence of painting on the other arts. By means of the confrontation and contrast of works of contemporary artists, their techniques and forms of expression have become perceptible and the similarities as well as the differences of the diverse media have become clear. The exhibition is divided into thematic groups such as New Media, Architecture and Spatial Experience, Narrativity, Borrowings and Subjective Appropriation, and five to ten artists are presented in each part. The sixth and concluding stage of the exhibition at the ZKM⎥Museum for Contemporary Art will show a selection of works by 49 participating artists and enable comparisons of the individual parts of the cycle which have hitherto come to expression only in the respective catalogues.