Jutta Koether

Jutta Koether, A380 naked, 2020. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz and Lévy Gorvy

Jutta Koether, Tour de Madame 6, 2018. Courtesy Gallery Buchholz, BerlinCologneNew York

Jutta Koether, Pink Ladies #4, 2020. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz and Lévy Gorvy

Jutta Koether, A380 naked, 2020. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz and Lévy Gorvy

Jutta Koether (b. 1958, Cologne, Germany) lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and New York, USA. Koether’s practice ranges from music, text and performance to painting, a medium that she has explored for more than four decades. Her paintings are often in dialogue with art history, music, language and performance, critically reflecting on the canon and the role of painting in contemporary culture and society. Approaching painting from a conceptual angle, Koether raises questions about ways of production and patterns of reception. Since 2010, Koether has been Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Germany. Recent exhibitions include Museum Abteiberg, Germany (2019/2020); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2019); Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands (2018); and Museum Brandhorst, Germany (2018).

Project Description

Jutta Koether presents a new series of paintings at Tate Liverpool. Deeply rooted in European tradition, Koether’s painting constantly confronts the conditions of its own production as a site of reflection on the act of looking and the different perspectives this act raises according to who is looking, how and when. Koether accentuates a counter-history to the male-dominated canons of art history, claiming a space usually occupied by male painters with her grotesque and guttural works. The red palette of her paintings is deceivingly calm as Koether’s subject and method are both forms of resistance.

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial with support from Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York and Institutfür Auslandsbeziehungen.

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