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Andrea Büttner Monograph

Andrea Büttner

12 April - 16 June 2013, MK Gallery


The artist’s first comprehensive monograph is co-produced by MK Gallery and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt to coincide with the exhibitions at each institution.


It features images of her work, ranging from woodcuts and reverse glass paintings, to slide shows and hand held video, as well as views from exhibitions at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012), Artpace, San Antonio, USA (2011) and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2008). Contributions from leading art writers Lars Bang Larsen, Richard Birkett and Chus Martinez, alongside an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nikolaus Hirsch address prominent motifs in Büttner’s work, from the Arte Povera movement and the Franciscan religious order to the German artist HAP Grieshaber.


Also included are transcripts from three of Büttner’s sound pieces: Corita Reading (2006) which brings together extracts quoted by American artist Sister Corita Kent in her work; Roth Reading (2006) which singles out expressions of shame and embarrassment in Swiss artist Dieter Roth’s diaries; and Tischreden (Table speeches) (2013) a series of talks on the subject of poverty.


It is published by Koenig Books, London. 



Authors: Lars Bang Larsen, Richard Birkett, Chus Martinez, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nikolas Hirsch (interview)
Editors: Anthony Spira and Susanne Gaensheimer
Published by Walther Koenig

Binding: Softback
Pages: 338
Illustrations: 180 colour
Dimensions 310mm x 235mm

ISBN 9783863353261



Tate Britain BP Spotlight  

This Andrea Büttner display at Tate Britain continues until 12 October 2014.


Tate Shots Video  See this 4 minute interview with the artist.


Related Exhibition

Andrea Büttner