Cold Chills: a program surrounding Jutta Koether - Tour de Madame

Cold Chills: a program surrounding Jutta Koether - Tour de Madame

Museum Brandhorst

Jutta Koether, Ohne Titel, 1986. Oil on canvas, 50 x 40.5 cm. © Jutta Koether.

October 1, 2018
Cold Chills: a program surrounding Jutta Koether - Tour de Madame
October 19–20, 2018

A Museum Brandhorst programme of events accompanying the exhibition Jutta Koether – Tour de Madame in conjunction with the Munich Kammerspiele and the Academy of the Fine Arts Munich, curated by Jutta Koether

Jutta Koether - Tour de Madame: Cold Chills
October 19-20, 2018
Concert, performance, discussion

October 19, 8pm
Kammerspiele München, Kammer 3
Tom Verlaine with Jimmy Rip
Kim Gordon with Jutta Koether

October 20, 4pm
Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Auditorium
Caroline, Busta, Diedrich Diederichsen, David Joselit, Jenny Nachtigall, Martin Prinzhorn

October 20, 8pm
Kammerspiele München, Kammer 3
Josephine Pryde, Diedrich Diederichsen with Jutta Koether, Lily McMenamy, Café Miao presents: Tour de Miao

Scarcely any other artist since the 1980s has had such a sustained and decisive impact on the cultural landscape as Jutta Koether (b. 1958). Featuring over 150 works, the retrospective Tour de Madame (running until October 21) traces her oeuvre chronologically: starting with the early, neo-expressionist paintings, via the vibrantly expressive red paintings during the late 1980s, the large-format series of paintings bursting with energy from the 1990s, the black paintings and assemblages form the early 2000s, all the way to her surprising engagement from 2009 onward with the traditions of history painting. Alluding to Cy Twombly’s Lepanto Cycle form the Museum Brandhorst Collection, she will thematize her own “battle” with art history in the form of a 12-part series devised especially for the exhibition.  The act of bringing together many hitherto unseen works has granted a unique opportunity to survey her oeuvre in terms of historical significance: as a sweeping attempt to fabulate an alternative “counter history” to the prevailing modernist, male-dominated canon.

Whereas the exhibition focuses centrally on Koether’s painting, the “Tour de Madame: Cold Chills” program of events, curated by Koether herself, takes a closer look at her interest in and excursions into music, performance, and theory, by turns so fundamental to and characteristic of her work. Several of Koether’s compatriots over the years will join her on stage, including her long-term performance partner Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth, among others) and the pop journalist, Diedrich Diederichsen. An appearance by the hugely influential Rock musician, Tom Verlaine (Television, among others) with Jimmy Rip completes the line up. “Cold Chills” will be rounded off with a discussion featuring a panel of experts: Spread over two days, academic debate, concert, performance, and painting intersect in the inspirationally cool showers of live performance.


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