“Seasons and Sacraments,” Jutta Koether’s first large-scale show in the UK, presented at the Arnolfini, brought together three groups of work inspired by Nicolas Poussin: Embrace, 2012, a freestanding, three-part canvas created for the 2012 São Paulo Bienal that mimics a work attributed to the French painter in the collection of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo; The Seasons, 2012, a four-part painting originally shown at the 2012 Whitney Biennial; and The Seven Sacraments, 2012–13, an ambitious new group encompassing painting, sculpture, and video. Several additional works interlinked these Poussin-related pieces: Penance (Bristol), 2013, a Lucite-table-and-liquid-acrylic sculpture created specifically for this staging of the exhibition, which constituted the second leg of a two-venue tour (“Seasons and Sacraments” was first shown at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee, Scotland);
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