Jutta Koether (b. 1958, Cologne) is a painter, performance artist, musician, critic and theoretician who lives and works between New York and Berlin. Incorporating elements of punk and underground culture, Koether’s painting and performance stage an attack on pure abstraction, often using cheap materials like chains or studs and rehashing compositions from a male-dominated art historical canon by the likes of Nicolas Poussin and Francis Bacon. The heart motif in this print is derived from a performance titled xxapollo at Artists Space, New York in January 2020. In her performances, Jutta Koether enacts a highly specific form of entangled action centering on and around specific artworks. Embedded with performative possibility, these objects – positioned in a room, a situation, a city – circuit together in a network of language, duration, and the artist’s active negotiation between producer and produced. Jutta Koether has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at Museum Brandhorst, Munich; Serralves Foundation, Porto; Levy Gorvy, New York; Buchholz Galerie, Berlin and Bortolami, New York, among others.