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  • Jutta Koether, Homohomo 2, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 74 3/4 x 59".

    Jutta Koether

    Kölnischer Kunstverein
    Die Brücke Hahnenstraße 6
    May 26–August 18, 2006

    Curated by Kathrin Rhomberg

    With the renewed interest in the Cologne art scene of the ’80s and ’90s, it was only a matter of time before Jutta Koether, one of its most adventurous figures, finally got her due. Comprising objects, painting, writing, and music, Koether’s oeuvre still feels experimental, even after twenty-odd years. Little wonder that when offered an exhibition in her hometown she opted against a traditional retrospective. Instead, she will present two projects—a large black installation combining new and recycled paintings in the museum’s theater, and, in response to the all-glass rooms on the ground floor, new color paintings mounted on glass partitions. The rest of the show’s 150 works (produced between 1983 and 2006) will be displayed in the Kunstverein’s peripheral spaces. A catalogue includes texts by critics Diedrich Diederichsen and Isabelle Graw, among others.

    Travels to Kunsthalle Bern, Jan. 19–Mar. 11, 2007.