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Andrea Büttner

12.4. – 16.6.2013
Andrea Büttner.  From: Kabul Portfolio, 2012.Woodcut on paper.  Image courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London

Andrea Büttner.  From: Kabul Portfolio, 2012.
Woodcut on paper.  Image courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London

Andrea Büttner, Installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, Installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner.  From: Kabul Portfolio, 2012.Woodcut on paper.  Image courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London
Andrea Büttner, Installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate
Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate
Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate
Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate
Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate
Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate
Andrea Büttner, installation view, MK Gallery, 2013. Photo © Andy Keate

Andrea Büttner.  From: Kabul Portfolio, 2012.
Woodcut on paper.  Image courtesy Hollybush Gardens, London

Andrea Büttner

12 April - 16 June 2013

 

This exhibition presents a major survey of recent and new work by Andrea Büttner (b. Stuttgart, Germany, 1972), including video, sculpture, reverse glass painting and woodcuts. Büttner studied art history and philosophy and art, and completed a doctorate on the subject of shame and art in 2010.

 

The broad range of work on display includes an interview with nuns discussing happiness and spirituality; an inventory of symbols such as a veiled figure, a donkey and a beggar; an ensemble of tables that evoke refectories, canteens and soup kitchens; and portraits of youths scrutinising some art.

 

Running throughout such disparate techniques and subjects are a number of red threads: representations of hunger and poverty across art history from Ernst Barlach to Vincent Van Gogh; an interest in materials and textiles from nuns’ habits to backrests and tents; and a grid-like motif that evokes institutional models and modernist design. All of these substantial themes carry a variety of personal, historical and symbolic associations presented from numerous different perspectives.

 

The exhibition is accompanied by the artist’s first monograph, produced in collaboration with MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt with support from the Andrea Büttner Exhibition Circle of Friends, including Shane Akeroyd, Elisabetta Buonaiuto, André Gordts, Phillip Keir, Valeria and Gregorio Napoleone, Barry Rosen, Federico Santilli, Bina von Stauffenberg and those who wish to remain anonymous.

 

http://www.andreabuettner.com/

 

 

 

 

The exhibition is supported by the Goethe Institute, London. With thanks to Hollybush Gardens, London.  

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Review by Mark Sheerin

Events

Mini Makers
Saturday 6.4.2013

Andrea Büttner Private View
Thursday 11.4.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 13.4.2013

Moving Art Project Performance
Saturday 13.4.2013

Start the Art
Tuesday 16.4.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 20.4.2013

Andrea Buttner Teacher Tour
Thursday 25.4.2013

Listening Event
Thursday 2.5.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 4.5.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 1.6.2013

Visual Access Tour
Monday 3.6.2013

Tamzen Moulding: Inverted
Thursday 6.6.2013

Andrea Büttner In Conversation
Friday 7.6.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 8.6.2013

Documentary Film Screenings
Thursday 13.6.2013

Mini Makers
Saturday 22.6.2013