In 1993, with the purchase of Cheryl Donegan's "Untitled (Head)" (1993), Ingvild Goetz laid the foundation for her collection of art videos and films. Today this collection is the most important of its kind in Europe. With meanwhile 480 works by nearly 170 artists, it offers a representative cross section of contemporary artistic creation in film and video. The artists represented in the collection include amongst others Doug Aitken, Chantal Akerman, Matthew Barney, Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller, Nathalie Djurberg, Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Mike Kelley, William Kentridge, Sharon Lockhart, Steve McQueen, Ulrike Ottinger, Paul Pfeiffer, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, Fiona Tan, Gillian Wearing and Yang Fudong.
Ingvild Goetz has long made her collection accessible to the public with changing exhibitions in her own museum and through repeated cooperation with other institutions, such as the ZKM in Karlsruhe. From February 2011 through at least 2014 videos and films from the Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection) will be presented in the Haus der Kunst
. The contents of this ongoing exhibition will be changed twice or three times a year. This permanent exhibition will make the Sammlung Goetz available to an even broader public.
The teams of the Haus der Kunst and Sammlung Goetz are pleased to present a new model of cooperation between public institutions and private collections with this arrangement:
Facilities and infrastructure for the permanent exhibition already exist; the government is not responsible for any construction costs because the Haus der Kunst will assume financial responsibility for the maintenance of the exhibition spaces;
The Sammlung Goetz makes media artworks available to the Haus der Kunst and contributes a fixed sum to the running costs;
All entrance fees will go to the Haus der Kunst;
The government will not accrue additional costs for storage, conservation, restoration, transportation, insurance and handling from the works on loan;
The media-focused youth program in the Haus der Kunst will be linked to the permanent exhibition.
The Haus der Kunst will make 14 cabinet-like spaces located in the building's air raid shelter available to accommodate the permanent exhibition. The construction of this air raid shelter was planned by the building's architect, Paul Ludwig Troost, with the construction of the Haus der Deutschen Kunst (House of German Art) in 1933-37; this was one of the first official measures with which Hitler - directly following his takeover of power - wished to prepare the public for an impending war. The air raid shelter has an area of 292 m² and its arrangement of rooms is symmetrical. A separate entrance leads into the space from the parking lot / English Garden.