A selection of works by Andrea Büttner (including Painted Stones, 2017)
Painted Stones, 2017, is a series of 37 black and white gelatine silver prints depicting images of painted stones made by artists such as David Hammons, Annemarie von Matt, Kurt Schwitters and Fahrelnissa Zeid, as well as late Palaeolithic age cave stones, amongst others. The images were found during Andrea Büttner’s research into painted stones, drawn from online catalogues, museum websites, auction sites etc. Büttner often makes direct references to other historical cultural figures and artists as a means to acknowledge that artists are implicated within a set of ideologies and contexts. The series also brings to the fore a re-evaluation of marginal and undervalued materials and techniques, continuing Büttner’s interest in the concepts and affects of fallibility, littleness and humility.
Andrea Büttner (1972) lives and works in London and Berlin. She studied at the Royal College of Art in London, Humboldt University of Berlin and Berlin University of the Arts. Selected solo exhibitions include: Hammer Museum, LA, USA; Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Mediterranée, Sérignan, France; Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; Tate Britain, London, UK; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany. She was a nominee of the 2017 Turner Prize and is a winner of the 2009 Max Mara Art Prize for Women.