An Evening with Jutta Koether

The Barnard Visual Arts International Artist Series
Wednesday November 7, 2018
Louise McCagg Gallery, Diana Center 4th floor

Koether will speak about her newest publication Jutta Koether: Tour de Madame.

Edited by Suzanne Cotter, Achim Hochdörfer, Tonio Kröner. Text by Manuela Ammer, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, et al.

This chronological overview of the painting, performances and music of Jutta Koether (born 1958) reaches back to her beginnings in Cologne's neo-expressionist circles of the early and mid-1980s, tracing her move to New York in the early 1990s and her large-scale paintings that layer motifs from pop culture, literature and art history.

Jutta Koether's translucent color fields, expressive brushstrokes and female subjects--as well as her use of poetry, art history and Mylar--can make her seem like a feminist answer to the Cologne art scene, a counterpart to artists like Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke and Albert Oehlen. In fact, she is a central contemporary painter in her own right, as well as a performance artist, a musician and a critic. She collaborates musically with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Television's Tom Verlaine, contributes regularly to Artforum and the respected German culture magazine Spex, and teaches in Bard College's MFA program--and has recently shown her work at Reema Spaulings Fine Art and Thomas Erben Gallery in New York. Koether's work, which the New York Timeshas called "vibrant" and "intriguing," was a standout in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. This look back documents the artist's oeuvre from the mid-80s forward, with an extensive selection of images.

Text by Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Martin Prinzhorn.

Books will be available for purchase. 

Nov. 7, 2018 - 6:30 AM