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In February 2014, Karl Otto Götz celebrated his 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, Berlin’s Nationalgalerie held a comprehensive retrospective of this artist’s work. Around 60 major works by the artist gave an impression of Götz’s multilayered oeuvre, stretching across eight decades.

Gyrating, explosive forms and drawn, abstract structures—Götz’s work is shaped by a search for direct, free forms, for “poetic expression in the abstract,” as the artist himself puts it. The exhibition directs attention towards the randomness, but also the recurring visual ideas and rhythms that lend his pictures both a dynamism and an order.

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