André Butzer

Collectivity. Objects and Associations in the U.A.E. artworld (group show)
Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah
15 June - 17 August 2017

Collectivity is an exhibition that brings together artworks and objects lent from personal collections across the United Arab Emirates. Rather than being acquired from collectors, institutions, or artists, the traditional faces of the art world, they are from the people who carry out the everyday labor that make the production, circulation, and interpretation of art possible within the county. It’s an inversion of the relationships we generally explore, a focus shift that allows for another way of understanding what ties us together as a community and industry.

Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah


André Butzer, Günther Förg et al.

Aftermieter (group show)
Haus Modräth - Räume für Kunst, Kerpen
23 April 2017 - 15 November 2018

Installation view. Courtesy Haus Mödrath. Photo: Simon Vogel.
Installation view. Courtesy Haus Mödrath. Photo: Simon Vogel.

Haus Mödrath - Räume für Kunst will open in April 2017 with the exhibition Aftermieter (Day Roomer), curated by Veit Loers. Quite a few of the about 20 participating international artists have visited Mödrath and are working on their ideas. The focus is on the house itself: civilization and domesticated nature. An abysmal transformation on many levels: from society to individual, from resident to artefact, from animalism to altruism, from artistic strategy to epiphany, from Günther Förg to Eva Kotátková, from Kris Lemsalu to Neil Beloufa – all the way from the cellar to the attic. Next to internationally renowned artists like Andreas Slominski, Michaela Eichwald, Georg Herold, Ed Atkins or Katja Novitskova there are new and re-discoveries like Ajay Kurian and Eric Bainbridge. Several site-specific works will be exclusively produced for this premiere.

Haus Mödrath