Gallery 1

January 24 - March 19, 2014


Andrea Büttner says that she likes doing complicated things, which is surprising when you look at her work, because she is especially interested in ostensibly simple subjects like 'poverty', 'shame', and 'vulnerability'. Devoid of all irony, although not of humour, Büttner's art practice treads a fine line between the heartfelt and the knowing, and between faith and critical thought; it is this tension that accounts for the work's strength and complexity.

Büttner works in diverse media, including woodcuts, painted glass, fabric paintings, film, and performance. She has shown widely, including recent exhibitions at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and Documenta 13, Kassel.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a new catalogue that focuses on the artist's glass paintings.

The Gallery warmly thanks the artist, Hollybush Gardens, London, and the lenders for their help in realizing this exhibition.

The financial support of Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. and the Goethe Institut, Dublin, is gratefully acknowledged.

Click here to view the exhibition publication.