In her artistic practice, Andrea Büttner combines art history with social and ethical issues. Since the early 2000s, she has been exploring a wide range of themes such as work, poverty, shame and care in monastic forms of coexistence, but also arts and crafts as a political field. Examining the ambivalent tension between aesthetics and ethics, the internationally renowned artist uses various conceptual methods. Best known for her large-scale woodcuts, Büttner has since used a variety of media, including etching, painting, photography and video installations, glass art and textiles. For her publications and exhibitions, Büttner composes her works thematically to create site-specific installations that can be experienced as gradually unfolding narratives.
Published on the occasion of Andrea Büttner: The Heart of Relations, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland, April 22 - October 1, 2023 and Andrea Büttner: No Fear, No Shame, No Confusion, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K21), Düsseldorf, Germany, October 28, 2023 — February 18, 2024.
Edited by: Josef Helfenstein, Maja Wismer, Susanne Gaensheimer, and Isabelle Malz Texts by: Andrea Büttner, Anne Carson, Aden Kumler, Mason Leaver-Yap, Isabelle Malz, André Rottmann, and Maja Wismer Paperback, German, English 368 Pages, 200 Ills.