Events | Niklas Goldbach

Los Angeles | March 16, 2017 | 7:00 PM


Discussion with Niklas Goldbach, and reception following the presentation.
In many of his photographs and videos, Niklas Goldbach examines tensions between the individual and society, and between architecture and nature. The selection Goldbach will screen features a number of major construction projects, their visionary potential, their social implications, but also the failures. In his early works, people appear now and then in symbolic roles, but in the later, more conceptual films they vanish altogether. Meaning is invested instead in settings, whether built or natural. Goldbach uses artificial, almost immobilized spaces to explore social structures and visions, as well as issues like dominance and control.
Niklas Goldbach will present and discuss the following video works

  • HABITAT C3B 8:10 min., Full HD, Stereo, 2008  
  • THE WORLD 7:15 min., HD Video, Stereo, 2012/2016 
  • LAND OF THE SUN 11:35 min., HD Video, Stereo, 2015  
  • FORM AND CONTROL: Boulevard De L’Europe 6:04 min., HD Video, stereo, 2016
  • FORM AND CONTROL: Live at Revel 8:01 min., HD video, stereo, 2016
  • FORM AND CONTROL: The Foundry 7:02 min., HD video, stereo, 2017
Niklas Goldbach

NIKLAS GOLDBACH (*1973 in Witten) lives and works in Berlin. He studied inter alia sociology at Bielefeld University and from 2000 experimental media art at Berlin University of the Arts. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, n.b.k., Berlin. Golbach is currently a Villa Aurora artist in residence.

With this event, Villa Aurora continues its collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. Under the label “Villa @ Goethe,” artists residing at the Villa Aurora have the opportunity to showcase their projects (past, present, and future) with the friends, patrons and guests at the Goethe-Institut.

Discussion with Niklas Goldbach, and reception following the presentation.

Admission is free.
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.

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