"URS LÜTHI MORE OR LESS y un poquito más"

"URS LÜTHI MORE OR LESS y un poquito más"
22.10.2022-14.01.2023
Aural Galería | Alicante · Labradores 17

We are pleased to invite you to the exhibition URS LÜTHI. MORE OR LESS y un poquito más by the Swiss artist Urs Lüthi. This exhibition is an extension of the artist's first individual exhibition in Madrid, where it took place during the past months from February to April and which will now be held at the Alicante headquarters of the Aural gallery. The central point around which the exhibition revolves is one of the artist's research topics focused on questions of identity and the self-referential.

Thus Fernando Castro Floréz discovers us and breaks down Lüthi's work in the developed text that you can find in the exhibition catalog published in April of this year 2022.

<<... This Swiss artist has declared that “each one of us is truly himself, but also always changing in relation to what is in front of him.” Being somebody might mean being anybody, even though Lüthi’s narcissism is far from “conventional,” activating instead a queer identity which plays with roles, staging its own androgyny. His referential series The numbergirl (1973) seduces us with his crossdressing, without asking for any permission; his eyes fixed on the spectator in a 1976 portrait where he appears naked on a carpet, enjoying himself even if it is by sticking out his tongue (Tell me who stole your Smile, 1974) with the complicity of knowing that comedy can free us from our everyday weariness.

Lüthi regards human condition as the basis for his work: “My conception arose in the mid 1960’s. It is based on the conviction that one can only experience the world and understand it in a subjective way. I’ve taken myself as the subject of my art ‘as mirror of the universe.’” It can give the impression that this artist is sometimes looking for three legs (like in the sculpture Spazio Heart), not so much because he needs a greater stability but rather to enjoy difference and, even when his face is all ablush in Shame (2021), one always gets the impression that he finds enjoyment precisely in parodying the condition of being “out of place.” Lüthi unfolds a chiefly perverse ludic imaginary where, just as it happened in the series Trademarks that he presented at the 2001 Venice Biennale, he blatantly lampoons the art market. ....>>

Fernando Castro Floréz
"Urs Lüthi. More or Less", 2022
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Selection of numbered books and publications
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Consultation in Alicante + Online

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Invitation "URS LÜTHI. MORE OR LESS y un poquito más"

ID: Aural_93

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Urs Lüthi

Your are not the only who is lonely , 1974 - 2013

ID: UL_04

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Ultrachrome pigment print

77 x 58 cm

Urs Lüthi

Lüthi weint aucht für Sie , 1970 - 2013

ID: UL_03

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Ultrachrome pigment print

72 x 58 cm

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait as kafka at the time he wrote his novel the Metamorphosis , 2014

ID: UL_05

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Aluminum sculpture on lacquered wooden base.

158 x 38 x 38 cm

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait (Brachland/Wasteland) , 2016 / 2017

ID: UL_12 #1

Unique

 

ultrachrome pigmentprints

155 x 115 cm (c/u)

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait (Pills) #2 , 2016 / 2017

ID: UL_12 #2

Unique

 

Ultrachrome pigmentprints

155 x 115 cm

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait (Transmission Error I) , 2015

ID: UL_10

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ultrachrome pigmentprint

155 x 115 cm

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait (Transmission Error III) , 2015

ID: UL_47

Unique

 

Ultrachrome Pigmentprint

155 x 115 cm

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait (the Emigrant)

ID: UL_17-001

1/3

 

Patinated bronze on lacquered wooden base.

165 x 38 x 38 cm

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait (Lost Direction) , 2014/18

ID: UL_18

Unique

 

Aluminum sculpture on lacquered wooden base.

157 x 60 x 45 cm

Urs Lüthi

Four Selfportraits (Tears) , 2020

ID: UL_15

Unique

 

4 ultrachrome pigmentprints

62 x 44 cm (c/u)

Urs Lüthi

Selfportrait (Lost Direction) , 2018

ID: UL_07

Unique

 

Aluminium sculpture on lacquered wooden base.

140 x 60 x 40 cm

URS LÜTHI "More or less, un poquito más"
22.10.2022-14.01.2023
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✉ Aural Galería | Alicante · Labradores 17, +34 617050603 | Madrid · Pelayo 68, +34 912595508 | info.auralgaleria.com | www.auralgaleria.com

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↓ More information about the artists is available below. *

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*Collaboration with Otto gallery

URS LÜTHI
Urs Lüthi (Lucerne, Switzerland, 1947) Lives and works in Munich. Essentially, he is known as a Body
Art artist; nevertheless, he has developed a very personal way of making art, through expressionist-
abstract painting. Urs Lüthi has always focused his research on the issue of identity, investigating his
own image with irony and wit. From an autobiographical, subjective, experience, he achieves a social
and existential critique that embraces the whole community. Inspired by Duchamp's Rrose Sèlavy, the
artist address matters such as sexual ambiguity and the Myth of the Androgynous, the faultless being
that is both masculine and femenine. For Lüthi, disguise means breaking the taboo of sexuality,
crossing identity barriers and playing with the relation between reality and fiction, associated in a
continuous reference of meaning. Subjectivity and objectivity are related notions, what matters is to
be able to make visible the innumerable aspects under which reality is manifested. Urs Lüthi's artistic
research is distinguished by the remarkable agility with which the artist moves in different fields of
expression. His work is presented as an extremely multifaceted set, both because he uses the most
varied mediatic pattern, and because he moves on the most diverse expressive levels.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been organized in important institution all around the world such as:
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthaus, Zürich; The Winterthur Museum of Art, Winterthur;
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Le Centre Pompidou, París; Nationalgalerie and Neue Berliner
Kunstverein, Berlin; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo;
Kunsthalle, Wien; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de
Chile; Tate Modern, London; Palais de Tokyo and Musée d'Orsay, París; Kunstmuseum Luzern,
Lucerne; MARTa, Herford; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; MAMC, Saint-Étienne;
MAMCO, Geneva, Parkview Museum, Singapur; Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana, Venice; and
MOCA, Toronto.
Lüthi has participated in international art events including: Trigon '73, Graz (Austria, 1973); 13. São
Paulo Biennial (Brazil, 1975); Documenta 6, Kassel (Germany, 1977); Sydney Biennale (Australia, 1978);
II Internazionale Foto Triennale, Esslingen (Germany, 1992); Seoul Biennale (South Korea, 1995); 49
Venice Biennale (Italy, 2001).
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URS LÜTHI
Urs Lüthi (Lucerna,Suiza, 1947) Vive y trabaja en Munich. Esencialmente identificable como
un artista de Body Art, sin embargo, comienza por perseguir una forma muy personal de
hacer arte, a través de una pintura expresionista-abstracta. Urs Lüthi siempre ha centrado su
investigación en el tema de la identidad, investigando su propia imagen con ironía e
inteligencia. A partir de la experiencia autobiográfica, subjetiva, llega a una crítica social y
existencial que abraza a toda la comunidad. Inspirado por Rrose Sèlavy de Duchamp,
desarrolla el tema de la ambigüedad sexual y el mito del andrógino, el ser perfecto que
engloba lo masculino y lo femenino. Para Lüthi, el disfraz significa romper el tabú de la
sexualidad, cruzar barreras de identidad y jugar con la relación entre realidad y ficción,
asociadas en una referencia continua de significado. La subjetividad y la objetividad son
conceptos relativos, lo que importa es poder visibilizar los innumerables aspectos bajo los
cuales se manifiesta la realidad. La investigación artística de Urs Lüthi se distingue por la
notable agilidad con la que el artista se mueve en diferentes campos de expresión. Su obra se
presenta como un conjunto sumamente polifacético, tanto porque utiliza las formas
mediáticas más variadas, como porque se mueve en los niveles expresivos más diversos.
Ha protagonizado numerosas exposiciones en importantes instituciones de todo el mundo,
como pueden ser: Stedelijk Museum de Ámsterdam, Kunsthaus de Zürich, Kunstmuseum de
Winterthur, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chicago, Centro Nacional de Arte y Cultura
Georges Pompidou de París, Nationalgalerie y Neue Berliner Kunstverein de Berlín, Musée
d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Hara Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tokio, Kunsthalle de
Viena, Museo Ludwig de Budapest, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago de Chile,
Tate Modern de Londres, Palais de Tokio y Musée d'Orsay de París, Kunstmuseum de
Lucerna, MARTa de Herford, Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo de Filadelfia, MAMC de
Saint-Étienne, MAMCO de Ginebra, Parkview Museum de Singapur, Palazzo Grassi - Punta
della Dogana en Venecia y MOCA de Toronto.
Por otro lado, ha participado en eventos artísticos internacionales como: Trigon '73, Graz
(Austria, 1973); 13. Bienal de São Paulo (Brasil, 1975); Documenta 6, Kassel (Alemania, 1977);
Sidney Biennale (Australia, 1978); II Internazionale Foto Triennale, Esslingen (Alemania,
1992); Bienal de Seúl (Corea, 1995); 49a Bienal de Venecia (Italia, 2001).