The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, presents the first US solo exhibition of the work of German artist Andrea Büttner (b. 1972), including a newly commissioned installation. Büttner’s work often creates connections between art history and social or ethical issues, with a particular interest in notions of poverty, shame, value, and vulnerability, exploring and challenging the belief systems that underpin them. Deliberately working within a range of premodernist media that includes techniques such as woodcut, reverse glass painting, weaving, and moss cultivation, Büttner emphasises the direct materiality of such methods in dialogue and counterpoint with video, performance, and installation.
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