Werner Büttner Gemeine Wahrheiten

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Edited by: Peter Weibel, Dr. Andreas Beitin Texts by: Dr. Andreas Beitin, Dr. Harald Falckenberg, Dr. Zdenek Felix, Walter Grasskamp, Eva Meyer-Hermann, Dr. Johannes Meinhardt, Eckhart J. Gillen, Wolfgang Ullrich, Peter Weibel, Daria Mille Graphic Design: Ingo Offermanns German April 2013, 520 Pages, 934 Ills. Hardcover 312mm x 229mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3587-2
| An opinionated mastermind and major figure in contemporary art

Werner Büttner (* 1954 in Jena) has been making a lasting mark on the European art scene since the eighties in company with artists such as Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen. His paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures sparkle with imagination and rebellious wit. With a sense of irony and occasionally biting ridicule the artist confronts social realities and dares to break social taboos. Büttner rejects the illusionism of the resurgent figurative art of the sixties and seventies, as he does the conventional notions associated with abstract painting. In his exploration of contemporary aesthetic tendencies he discovered a way of dealing with language and its relationship to art that is both cryptic and full of wordplay. This publication presents the art of this pioneer and rejuvenator of German painting in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Exhibition schedule: ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, April 6–September 8, 2013PETER WEIBEL (* 1944, Odessa) is an internationally known media and conceptual artist, curator, and art and media theoretician. Since the 1960s his work has firmly regarded artistic creativity as an open-ended field of activity. He was head of the ZKM, Karlsruhe until 2020. Since 2017 he has been director of the Peter Weibel Research Institute for Digital Culture at the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna.