PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art presents Jutta Koether exhibition

PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art presents Jutta Koether an exhibition opening on 31 August 2013.

Jutta Koether‘s unique approach to painting can best be described as multipurpose. Through her more than twenty-year investigation of the language, history, and relevance of this medium, Koether has continuously crossed into other fields of expertise to challenge, layer, extend, and revisit gestures on canvas. At PRAXES, two sculptures and a gouache from 2013 become the centerpieces in a triptych exhibition structure – and the starting point of a speculative dossier, extending into Koether’s vast practice. The works—titled Viktoria, Luise, and Isabelle—were previously exhibited together under the title “The Double Session” in London, exploring Derrida’s notion of doubling from his eponymous 1969 lecture. While placing these exhibitions in the artist’s ongoing performative reading of this text, this doubled double also marks a homecoming as the works return to the German context to which they are intricately linked.

Koether has exhibited extensively, including venues such as Tate Modern, London, the Whitney and São Paulo Biennials, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and, latest, a touring show at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Arnolfini, Bristol. Koether lives in Berlin and New York and works as a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HfbK) in Hamburg.

Jutta Koether
31 August–6 October: Viktoria
12 October–3 November: Luise
7 November–14 December: Isabelle

PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art
Alexandrinenstraße 118-121
10969 Berlin, Germany
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 1–6pm