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  • Jutta Koether, Berliner Schlüssel #13, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24".

    Jutta Koether, Berliner Schlüssel #13, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24".

    Jutta Koether

    Moderna Museet | Stockholm
    Skeppsholmen
    March 5–April 24, 2011

    Curated by Iris Müller-Westermann

    Her painting has been described as literally “beside itself,” but she might call it hysterical too, and after nearly two decades in New York making art, playing music, teaching, and writing, the Cologne-born Koether returns to Europe with a major show of recent works: speech acts scrawled in metal-studded liquid glass; gestural, hyperactive renderings of pop star Kylie Minogue. In a strobe-lit stage act, a fishnetted hand flips on the smoke machine. I AM WHERE EVERY WOMAN WANTS TO BE one sincerely insincere painting reads, and you get the sense that here analytic formalism has little currency. Performances by Koether with longtime collaborators Tony Conrad and Kim Gordon complement the show—indeed are integral to it—as does the exhibition catalogue, with contributions by the curator, the artist, Isabelle Graw, and David Joselit.