Die Avantgarde von Hinten — Werner Büttner


Collage, painting, sculpture

Die Avantgarde von Hinten
Werner Büttner

Past: January 14 → March 10, 2012

Marion Meyer Contemporain has promoted the work of Werner Büttner for several years. Born in the 1950s, this German artist, like his contemporaries Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger, was part of the “Neue Wilde” or “Junge Wilde”, movement in which its adherents turned away from conceptual art and advocated a “return to painting”.

Since that period, Werner Büttner has been constantly developing a distant and ironic view on our society, focusing, sometimes fiercely, on the artistic culture of his contemporaries.

If his last French exhibition put the accent on his collages from the 2000s, the challenge for the upcoming exhibition is not only to highlight his new large-format paintings, but to also include recent collages and sculpture — a medium in which Büttner’s works are not as well known — by having the whole dialogue with emblematic works from the period during which he, Kippenberger and Oehlen disturbed the German culture scene not only by their artistic practice but also by their life-style.

Recognized by many institutions, Werner Büttner’s work will moreover be presented at major retrospectives in 2013 at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe then at the Musem der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig.

  • Opening Friday, January 13, 2012 6 PM → 9 PM
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The artist

  • Werner Büttner