Jutta Koether: Tour de Madame
Museum Brandhorst / Mudam Luxembourg / Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2018, 370 pages, 26.1 x 4.1 x 30.6 cm
Texts by Michael Sanchez, Anne M. Wagner, Achim Hochdorfer, Branden W. Joseph, Manuela Ammer, Julia Gelshorn, Tonio Kroner, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Ed. Achim Hochdorfer & Tonio Kroner
“...It would be hard to find another artist who has shaped our current understanding of painting and the post-1980s cultural landscape as significantly as Jutta Koether (born 1958). To accompany Tour de Madame, the first in-depth survey show dedicated to her work, an extensive exhibition catalogue which provides the first ever systematic engagement with Koether’s artistic practice, and presents her entire oeuvre from 1983 through to her most recent works produced for this exhibition in a comprehensive series of images, with over 200 colour reproductions. Tour de Madame positions Jutta Koether as a central force and point of reference in the recent history of painting. It reveals her role as a precursor to a conception of painting that exceeds its classical definition and the canon, while maintaining and amplifying its contradictions, intensities, expressions and references to the extreme..."