Museum of the Light / Yoshii Foundation, Hokuto (solo show)
24 October 2020 – 5 May 2021
Museum of the Light / Yoshii Foundation is pleased to present a solo exhibition by André Butzer, on view from 24 October 2020 until 24 January 2021. The exhibition will present a selection of Butzer's so-called "N-Paintings".
"I decided on the beginning so that the »N-Paintings« are at the center of my whole œuvre, otherwise they’d be an end. Now they are the core. There is a way toward and a way away from there. The way away from there is another than the one leading there. Actually, somehow it is still the same and yet different. As it is the recurring one. Everything returns but nothing returns as the same. That’s the most difficult there is."
– André Butzer
Read the full artist statement on his "N-Paintings".
Museum of the Light / Yoshii Foundation
Press Releases, Letters, Conversations, Texts, Poems 1994 – 2020, Volume 2 (publication)
The second volume of André Butzer's collected writings has recently been published by Alexander Linn / Edition Linn. As an extension of the first volume, which focuses on the artist's writings from 1999 until 2017, this publication gathers an abundant selection of press releases, letters, conversations, texts and poems from 1994 until 2020, offering an intimate and personal insight into Butzer's painterly formation and practice.
More information can be found on the website of Verlag für moderne Kunst
ANDRÉ BUTZER x CELINE Collaboration
For the collaboration with Celine, André Butzer’s character “Wanderer”, (2001) has been taken from the artist’s sketchbooks, lithographs and linoleum prints. Although the figure is in black and white, it is about colour and the potential for colour. This character from Butzer’s universe has been adapted onto various products across the range including embroidered black cotton thread onto raffia baskets, printed in black and white onto grained leather and featured as an artwork patch onto t-shirts and high-top sneakers.