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.