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Artist Talk: Andrea Büttner

Wednesday 05 March 2014, 17:30 to 19:00

Join artist Andrea Büttner as part of the Art in the City series of lectures.

‘I’m interested in very basic things in my life like shame, contemplation, religion, woodcuts, fabric, monobloc chairs, and moss.’ Andrea Büttner, winner of the Max Mara Art Prize will be in conversation with Exhibitions curator, Axel Wieder, following a presentation of examples from her recent film works.

 Inspired by the stories of St Francis of Assisi, the relationship between shame and poverty is important for Büttner and her work. Her film Little Sisters: Lunapark Ostia, formed part of an installation at Documenta 13 in 2012 accompanied by screen prints and sculpture. In the film, Büttner speaks with a group of Nuns who run an arcade stall at an amusement park in Ostia, near Rome, and documents their contemplations and musings about life. The colourful backdrop of the amusement park and the joy and hope of her subjects makes for an incredibly touching piece.  Born in 1972 in Stuttgart, Büttner currently lives and works between London, Frankfurt and Mainz where she is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts.

UWE Fine Art / Art In The City Lecture Series Oct/Nov
Organised by Arnolfini, Bristol City Council, and the University of the West of England.

Supported by Bristol City Council

Free for UWE staff and students with ID.  Tickets can be collected in person from Arnolfini Box Office from 11am on the day of the event.

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