The Heart of Relations

Andrea Büttner, Untitled, 2017. Exhibition View at Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart. © the artist & ProLitteris, Zürich. Courtesy the artist, photo: Julian Salinas

Basel | ArtRegion: Basel - Oberrhein

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart

Andrea Büttner: The Heart of Relations

22. April – 1. Oktober 2023

Art Basel Week Hours (10-16 June 2024):

Mon/Tue 9-18 | Wed 9-20 | Thu-Sun 9-18

dedicated to themes such as labor, poverty, shame, and forms of community as well as the ways in which systems of religious or secular belief inform social realities. Having made a name for herself with large-format woodcuts, she has since added a wide variety of other media to her repertoire, including books, glass objects, textiles, and video installations. The works Little Sisters: Lunapark Ostia, Dancing Nuns, What Is So Terrible about Craft? Die Produkte der menschlichen Hand, and Phone Etching exemplify her creative vision.

Büttner’s artistic method is defined by a probing scrutiny of her own formative cultural influences, an effort to make what is seen truly visible, and an engagement with public debates through images. In exhibitions, Büttner assembles her works in thematic groups she installs as sprawling “narratives” in the galleries that visitors can explore step by step. The exhibition The Heart of Relations weaves together around six narrative strands, smoothing the transitions between them to bring out the continuities in the artist’s oeuvre and the entanglements between the subjects she grapples with.

Andrea Büttner’s work has been featured in recent years in solo exhibitions at international institutions including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunst Halle St. Gallen; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Britain, London; and the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main.


Di-So 11–18

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart
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