Hammer Museum

Hammer Projects: Andrea Büttner

09 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018

Andrea Büttner
Painted Stones, 2017
(detail: Paleolithic stone from Fels Cave). Series of 37 silver gelatin prints. Courtesy of the artist. Photography: Marion Schöneberger.
9 September 2017 - 7 January 2018

Büttner presents a constellation of new woodcuts and photographs that address ideas of littleness and humility.

London- and Berlin-based artist Andrea Büttner situates her interdisciplinary practice alongside the social and ethical divides of historical and contemporary forms of culture. Her work embraces various artistic media, from traditional practices including woodcuts and glass painting, to more recent methods such as video, performance, and installation. This confluence of visual styles and approaches affords Büttner the opportunity to address fundamental questions of what it means to be contemporary and what philosophical stakes come with being an artist, and how one creates a representational image. For this exhibition, she presents a constellation of new woodcuts and photographs that address ideas of littleness and humility as experienced in nature and language, and as witnessed in art historical depictions of shepherds.

Hammer Projects: Andrea Büttner is organized by Aram Moshayedi, curator, with Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, curatorial assistant.


Andrea Büttner (b. 1972, Stuttgart, Germany) lives and works in Berlin and London. She has had solo exhibitions at Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain, Sérignan, France (2016); Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (2015); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2015); Tate Britain, London (2014); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2014); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2008). Her work has also been included in such notable exhibitions as Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); the 29th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil (2011); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2006), and in such venues as MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2017); Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2016); and Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2015). Büttner is a current nominee for 2017 Turner Prize.

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