Use of Space: Eva Koethen’s Photos on Display at the German House
Eva Koethen's city photos
German artist Eva Koethen opened an unusual photography exhibition in the lobby of the German House on October 8th, 2013. Her lively and personal city photos were well received by the nearly 40 guests in attendance. Cultural Attaché Jakob von Wagner helped to organize the exhibition and offered opening remarks as well. He has organized a number of exhibitions in the German House, but Ms. Koethen’s was a new experience for him and for the public, because the artist makes use of the floor as well as the walls. Koethen’s use of space is fascinating, and guests are encouraged to explore it by going up to the mezzanine for a different view and by walking through the projected images.
The exhibition photos were mainly taken in New York and Berlin. They show snapshots of smoking, dancing and laughing people as well as cars, animals, interior furnishings, public spaces and subway stations. The photos are lively and close to reality, inviting viewers into an intimate, everyday experience of each city.
Eva Koethen was born in Heidelberg and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the University of the Arts in Berlin. After that she continued her studies at the University of Bochum (art history, philosophy, psychology). Koethen worked as lecturer, teaching assistant and tutor at various universities in Berlin and Salzburg. Since 1985 she exhibited her oeuvres among others in Berlin, New York, Washington and Yokohama.
The exhibition will be on view through October 31, 2013. Those who are interested in finding out more about Koethen’s work are invited to a talk on October 15, 2013 at the Deutsches Haus at NYU. Further information is available at the links below:
Talk by Eva Koethen at the Deutsches Haus