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DokfestForum: Andrea Büttner

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021, 6.30 pm – 8 pm

Introduction: Julia Schleis, Curator Fridericianum
Screening: Little Works (2007) and What is so terrible about craft? / Die Produkte der menschlichen Hand (2019) (in German, English subtitles)
Subsequently: talk with the artist (in German)

In her practice, which spans drawing, printmaking, reverse painting on glass, sculpture, video, and performance, Andrea Büttner explores social contexts, the parameters of religion, and the interaction of production and consumption. Two video works will be presented at DokfestForum, each one dealing with a different aspect of craft production. Little Works (2007) explores craft’s potential for contemplation and personal expression, while What is so terrible about craft? / The products of the human hand (2019) documents the conditions of consumer culture.

Andrea Büttner (b. 1972 in Stuttgart) has exhibited at numerous international museums. In 2012, she participated in dOCUMENTA (13) and in 2017 was nominated for the Turner Prize. Since 2017, Büttner has been a professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

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