The Swiss-born Munich-based artist Urs Lüthi is well known and often exhibited in Switzerland, Italy and Germany, however he is not shown as often in France. Just Another Dance, an exhibition composed mostly of new pieces, some of which revisit his work, is his most important show in France to date. Urs Lüthi’s new pieces have been partly produced by the Centre culturel suisse.
Since the late 1960’s, Urs Lüthi has been developing his practise based on self-portrait, thus exploring multiple aspects of human nature. In Just Another Dance, Urs Lüthi’s new pieces form or are part of series he initiated during various periods of his life. He has developed some of these pieces, such as Spazio Umano, Remains of Clarity — (Flowers)and (Thousand or more Images), or in some cases imagined a new version for them—as with The Numbergirl, seen trough the pink glasses of desire from the Trademark series. Urs Lüthi is thus constantly staging his own body and reconsidering his pieces through time. For the CCS, he also created a device consisting of a new spatial articulation of the room and stripes painted directly on the walls.
“The foundation of my work is the human condition. 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 don’t believe in subjectivity and, as part of a radical approach, I’ve taken myself as the subject of my art ‘as mirror of the universe’.”