PRINT December 2018

Caroline Busta

Jutta Koether, Mède, 1992, oil on canvas, 98 1⁄2 × 78 3⁄4".

1 JUTTA KOETHER (MUSEUM BRANDHORST, MUNICH; CURATED BY ACHIM HOCHDÖRFER AND TONIO KRÖNER WITH KIRSTEN STORZ) In a time when tablets and smartphones have become the default viewing zone for most art, this exacting survey gave us a clear, IRL perspective on the career output of an artist-feminist for whom the canvas itself serves as a kind of screen. Paintings, for Koether, are less objects than interfaces—membranes for receiving and transmitting data. But the passage of information through her work is never glitch-free, and perhaps this is by design. “Jutta Koether: Tour de Madame” presents a practice that, in the face of ever-higher-speed networks, values the interrupted signal—and knows that meaning only truly comes alive in the off-line gap.

Co-organized with Musée d’Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg.

Stephan Dillemuth, Ziegenkarussell (Goat Carousel), 2012/2018, monitor, surveil- lance camera, video projector, motor, plaster, taxidermied goats, plastic. Installation view, Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2018.


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