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On Our Radar: Andrea Büttner

In the ongoing series “On our Radar,” WAG brings you an emerging talent whom we’re watching closely. Find more artists “On Our Radar” here.

Who: Stuttgart born, London and Frankfurt am Main based artist Andrea Büttner

What she’s known for: Socially conscious works that bridge art history with current events

What’s being said about her: In the Brooklyn Rail, writer David Rhodes explains that the artist elevates aesthetic elements that appear to be undervalued.

Büttner works in a variety of media, from the most direct and traditional to newly developing technology. She utilizes woodcuts, screen prints, glass-painting, sculpture, video and performance. Büttner’s interconnected installations often reflect on wider art historical concepts intertwined with personal and social experiences that include themes such as shame, sexuality, vulnerability, poverty and dignity. As a consequence, the political and philosophical views that support or betray these themes are exposed.

From “Artseen: Andrea Büttner” by David Rhodes

The Brooklyn Rail: Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics and Culture, Nov. 5, 2014

Learn more about artist Andrea Büttner, including upcoming exhibitions, here.

Image: Courtesy of the artistMoss, 2010, ongoing, photo, measures variable.