Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Iris Müller-Westermann. Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum. Text by Isabelle Graw, David Joselit, Iris Müller-Westermann.
Garish and chaotic, the paintings, music and performances of German-born, New York-based artist Jutta Koether (born 1958) ooze youthful energy and a punk brashness that found her well matched as a collaborator with Kim Gordon for a 2005 project at the Tate Modern. This publication features nearly 50 color plates, spanning her work from 2005 to the present day.
Published by Dumont. Text by Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Martin Prinzhorn.
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 Times has 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.