Four colour silkscreen print on Fabriano 5 160 gsm paper
59.4 x 39.53 cm [23.38 x 15.56 inches]
Edition of 20, signed and numbered recto.
Produced by Holding Page.
About the work
Untitled, 2015 is a limited edition artwork created from a photographic image taken by the artist while visiting a monastic community. The edition accompanies Büttner’s work included in the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015, 15 January - 6 April 2015.
About the artist
Andrea Büttner was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1972. Working with woodcut, sculpture, video and performance, Büttner also produces contemplative, abstract fabric ‘paintings’ made from heavy-duty material of workers’ uniforms. More broadly she has explored poverty, dignity and artistic practice, particularly in the context of women’s religious communities. Places of simplicity, solitude and concealment, Büttner reveals convents to be repositories of artistic treasures: through nun’s handicrafts, amateur art and popular leisure culture. The economy of the religious household may seem set apart from worldly priorities, but perhaps echoes the experience and vocation of many artists as they eke out a living in the context of the contemporary art market.
Andrea Büttner lives and works in London and Frankfurt an Main, Germany.
Selected Solo shows include: Nought to Sixty – Andrea Büttner, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Andrea Büttner, Hollybush Gardens, London, (2008); The Poverty of Riches, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); Andrea Büttner — Little Sisters: Lunapark Ostia, Tramway, Glasgow; Andrea Büttner, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, (2011); Andrea Büttner, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany and BP Spotlight: Andrea Büttner, Tate Britain, London (2014).
In 2010 Büttner was awarded the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in association with the Whitechapel Gallery.
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